Lied receives grants to fund arts workshops

The Lied Center has received several grants that will help Kansas artists and educators train teachers to integrate the arts into their curriculums.

A $7,500 grant from the Kansas Arts Commission will help fund educator workshops and residencies during the 2003-2004 academic year. The three-hour workshops will take place about two weeks before school performances at the Lied Center and in other Kansas communities.

The Mid-America Arts Alliance also recently awarded the Lied Center three grants totaling $9,025 that will assist with educator workshops held in conjunction with performances by Kevin Locke, a Native American hoop dancer; Joanne Shenandoah, a Native American composer, vocalist and performer; and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, an ensemble recognized for its athletic and eclectic repertoire.

The Douglas County Community Foundation is underwriting a $2,000 grant that will provide Arts Integration Teacher Training Clinics for first- and second-grade teachers in the Lawrence school district.

More than 10,000 children in the Lawrence school system attend Lied performances every year.

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