For the fifth consecutive year, Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet School is receiving a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. The $45,000 grant will support the school’s magnet theme and help to integrate fine arts programming into Moreland’s classrooms throughout the year.
According to Dr. Heidi Saari, Moreland’s magnet facilitator, “This is unprecedented. We are the only school who has received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for five years in a row.”
Receiving the grant this year will allow the school to evolve programming developed over the last several years, while also providing entirely new opportunities. The grant will also allow Moreland teachers and staff to expose students to experiences they might not otherwise have.
With the grant, Moreland is able to bring in local artists, musicians, and other creative people for residencies at the school.
The school believes it’s important to introduce students to the arts and give them experiences with a variety of art styles. According to Dr. Saari, “Art and creativity isn’t just something that happens in art class, it can occur throughout the school day and even outside school walls. And then eventually, our hope is that art becomes part of our students’ lives into adulthood.”
Moreland receives fourth arts grant from the MN State Arts Board (2015)
Minnesota State Arts Board