The Dana Foundation Rural Initiative

The foundation has extended its longtime interest in education to support innovative professional development programs leading to improved teaching of the performing arts in public schools. Within this broad field, the foundation is interested primarily in training for professional artists teaching performing arts in public schools and in-school arts specialists who teach performing arts in the public schools. In-school arts specialists are teachers who are part of the permanent school staff (full or part-time) and who teach the performing arts as their primary area of instruction.

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