PNC Arts Alive Awards Craft Alliance $40,000 Grant | Arts & Culture
Craft Alliance is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $40,000 grant from PNC Arts Alive. PNC Arts Alive is a two-year, $1 million initiative from The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways.
Seventeen arts organizations in the Greater St. Louis area were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement and Craft Alliance was one of them.
With each session filled to capacity, reaching 220 parents and children, PNC Arts Alive Free Saturdays at Craft Alliance had an incredibly successful first year.
Craft Alliance is thrilled to offer this FREE introductory art experience to parents and children for a second year, thanks to the generosity of The PNC Foundation. Beginning on Saturday, September 29, 2012, families will have the opportunity to spend four Saturday mornings in Craft Alliance’s Grand Center studios, working together on focused art projects, free of charge.
There are five consecutive terms running throughout the school year, ending on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
PNC Arts Alive Free Saturdays give children and parents the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on art activities in our specialized studios. For the last eight months Craft Alliance’s studios in the Kranzberg Arts Center have been teeming with children, teens and their parents on Saturday mornings creating clay masks, fashioning fiber headdresses, pounding metal cuffs, and designing graphic narratives.
The classes are taught by professional artists, and parents work in the studios alongside children ages 5 – 11 and children 12 – 18 are encouraged to participate as well.
Register in person or by phone at 314-534-7528 for PNC Arts Alive Free Saturdays beginning August 13th!
For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients, visit www.pncartsalive.com.