(Waukesha, WI) The Wisconsin Arts Board announced on April 5, 2019 that Waukesha Blair Elementary School has been recommended to receive funding for the creation of a Latino Arts Education after school program. The project must still receive final approval during the State budget process. If funded the Latino Arts Education program will create a bilingual arts education intervention featuring Latino artists, writers and theater subject matter.
“The impact of Arts Education programming is widely recognized today,” said Symphony Managing Director Jeffrey Robb, “there is a notable gap in services, however when it comes to finding arts education programs specifically suited to a Latino audience.”
Blair hopes that by modeling the highly successful Academy at Civic Theatre (ACT) program offered by Waukesha Civic Theatre, the new Latino Arts project will attract and engage bilingual and Spanish speaking students. The project is a collaboration with Waukesha Civic Theatre.