Northwest NEWS

September 3, 2001

Features

Cultural education program grants

The Metropolitan King County Council recently approved 81 grants for Cultural Education. The arts and heritage grants total $602,000.
   "These grants are an important enhancement to the schools' basic cultural curriculum," said Councilmember Louise Miller. "By providing high quality art programs to students, they will have greater opportunities to participate in the broader learning experience."
   The Cultural Education Program awards grants to artists, historians and cultural organizations to integrate cultural education projects into an existing school curriculum. This program is the region's only curriculum-based arts and heritage education program. Revenue for the program is generated by the county's 2 percent excise tax on hotel-motel room charges.
   Northshore recipients included Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Leota Junior High, $10,000 and Thea Marshall, Cottage Lake Elementary, $7,065.