OSU Museum of Art Advocates donate $12,000 to benefit the arts in Stillwater Public Schools

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art Advocates and the Stillwater Public Education
Foundation (SPEF) are partnering to provide a $12,000 sponsorship to support art education
in Stillwater Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

The sponsorship will give all elementary schools $1 per student for art supplies.
The middle school, junior high and high school will benefit by receiving $1 for each
student taking an art class. Teachers will also have the opportunity to apply for
grants that encourage interdisciplinary curriculum and classroom teaching that integrates
visual arts twice a year through SPEF.

“Art is an essential part of education for all students. The creativity and confidence
that it builds in children is invaluable,” said Jenifer Bartley, SPEF executive director.
 “This donation will give teachers the opportunity to do what they do best — be innovative
and creative while bringing an interdisciplinary approach to classroom teaching.”

According to Bartley, this is the first year both music and art will be available
at all six Stillwater Public School elementary sites.

“The Art Advocates want to showcase how art enriches our lives and community,” said
Jill Webber, Art Advocates co-chair. “We value the arts, and we want its opportunities
available to everyone.”

The OSU Museum of Art Advocates support the museum and its outreach to the community
through advocacy, volunteering and/or financial contributions. Learn more here.

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