Davis School Arts Foundation
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Programs

Description
Our annual fundraising makes it possible for us to award dozens of grants in the visual and performance arts throughout the district. We also provide funding for on-going projects at each elementary school such as materials for the elementary school art boxes, school bands, choruses, and musicals. Funds raised through the DSAF also sponsor one-time arts expenditures for such creative ideas as visiting artists, stage scenery, musical scores and orchestrations, and costumes refurbishment.
Budget
$25,000
Program Successes
- In all, the DSAF has raised or administered more than $600,000 for the DJUSD arts programs since its inception in 1981.

In the past, the DSAF has funded:
- A visual arts program coordinator who worked with elementary school teachers and classrooms in the district
- A yearly grant program for certified teachers at all school levels
- A district-wide recorder program for all fourth graders
- A dramatic arts cadre that has written an articulated drama curriculum for use throughout the district
- Badly needed repairs and replacement of musical instruments
- Purchase and maintenance of school art print collections
- Start up money for arts and music programs at newly built elementary schools and junior high schools
- Teacher training and workshops in developing and integrating arts into all aspects of the curriculum
- Theatre sets and wardrobes
- Vocal libraries, sound equipment, and performance risers for school choruses and choirs
- Yearly site grants for each elementary school that fill art boxes with tangibles such as paint, brushes, paper and clay