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Applications are now open for the 2015 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

Applications are now open for the 2015 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.

This annual award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives for students in grades 6–12 that promote learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways.

Awards are given in three categories:

Arts Integration: Awarding an initiative that uses an innovative approach to cross-curricular study, drawing connections between arts-based learning and the themes, content, and ideas of other subjects.

Equity Through Arts: Awarding a program that uses the arts as a tool for increasing academic engagement among underserved students.

Civic Engagement/Professional Partnerships: Recognizing a program that uses art experiences as vehicles for engagement with local arts professionals and/or nonprofit organizations.

An award of $5,000 will be given to a winning school in each category. Among the three winning schools, one will be named the national winner and will be awarded an additional $2,500.

The application deadline is April 13, 2015. Visit our website for further details and full application instructions, including eligibility criteria. Email [email protected]org with any questions during the application process.

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Read about last year's winners here!

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