The bottom [of my drawing and illustration] represents her broken past filled with depression and darkness. What have they funded in the past?
A standing-room-only audience of students, family members, educators, arts leaders, and ED staff joined in the celebration. The money is out there.
Kids can submit everything from stories and songs to editorials and plays. It is about race, identity, and who you are and who you have become. Of those national winners, the Department has the honor of exhibiting 66 for the entire year, along with an additional 30 artists from Harris County, Texas, through Oct.
More information is available at artandwriting.
Entries are judged both regionally and nationally—the highest-level regional work is submitted for national consideration. Lauren Italiano, who has written grants as a school librarian in one Boston suburb and sits on an educational foundation in another, says local foundations often offer free support and workshops.
All works are evaluated through blind adjudication first on a regional level by more than local affiliates of the Alliance and then nationally by an impressive panel of creative industry experts.
Most of the attendees, she says, end up with successful grant applications. What do they hold in the highest regard?
Following the ceremony, the Herb Block Foundationwhich awards Scholastic winners for their editorial cartoons, held a workshop for the students.