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MA-10-16-0105-16

Armory Center for the Arts
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$150,000.00
City: 
Pasadena
State: 
CA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

The Armory Center for the Arts will expand Art High, a visual and media arts instruction program for at-risk and in-crisis teens from low-income, disenfranchised neighborhoods of Los Angeles County. Courses will be held at the Armory's main site studios, easily accessible community and school partner sites, and a growing network of LA County Juvenile Camps and Halls. Intended outcomes for Art High students include building core competency in vital 21st-century learning skills through diverse individual and collaborative projects; positively contributing to their communities though apprenticeships, mentorship, and by developing exhibitions, public art projects, and community events; and developing skill in and understanding of the visual and media arts. Success in achieving these outcomes will be measured by assessing teen retention, the level of effective collaboration among teens both in class and via related activities, and the degree to which teens increase their knowledge and skill in the arts.