Festival Napa Valley has awarded $300,000 to school-based programs and nonprofit organizations that increase access to arts and arts education.

Through its Arts for All initiative, Festival Napa Valley has invested more than $1.5 million into its community programs and partnerships over the past six years.

Festival Napa Valley’s 2018 Arts for All grant recipients include Napa Valley Unified School District, Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance, Napa County Office of Education, Lincoln Theater, Camille Creek Community School, Napa Valley Youth Symphony, Music Connection, Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, Napa Regional Dance Company, and Napa Valley College.

Highlights of the 2018 Arts for All grants include:

-- Expanding the number of music and theater classes available at Harvest, Redwood, and Silverado middle schools

-- Increasing access for at-risk youth from the Camille Creek Community School to engage in arts education at Nimbus Arts

-- Scholarships for Napa Valley Youth Symphony students

-- Integrating the Music Connection summer strings and band camps with the Blackburn Music Academy, Festival Napa Valley’s tuition-free summer conservatory

-- Theater training and performance support for Napa County Office of Education’s ACE After School programs for low-income students

Festival Napa Valley 2018 runs July 20–29. To learn more visit festivalnapavalley.org.

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