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ARTspace STEAM program named a Finalist in National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

The Lawrence Arts Center has been chosen for recognition as a 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its partner agencies, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Out of 342 applications from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and two US territories, the Lawrence Arts Center’s ARTSpace program, which provides science, technology, engineering, art, and math (or STEAM) education to 1st-5th graders, was selected as one of 50 finalists, distinguishing it as one of the top arts-based programs in the country.  The Lawrence Arts Center’s ARTSpace program provides after-school and summer programming for Douglas County children, including those in need through its robust financial aid program, and through its ARTSreach outreach programs in Elk, and Grant Counties.

The Lawrence Arts Center’s application is currently being reviewed by a national jury composed of arts and humanities field experts.  The Arts Center will be notified as to whether or not it has received an award by the end of June.  Award recipients receive a one-time award of $10,000 and an invitation to the award ceremony in Washington, DC.  Recipients also have the opportunity to participate in the fourteenth annual National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awardee Conference in August of 2017 in Washington, DC.

To register your child for ARTSpace summer and after-school programs, visit the Lawrence Arts Center’s website at: https://ada.lawrenceartscenter.org/browseclasses


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