Schools in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District can apply for grants to fund arts-related programs and enrichment opportunities such as trips to museums, concerts or performances, artist-in-residence programs, or school assemblies.
Using money generated by its annual Artists in the Park event, the Governor Wentworth Arts Council makes available $1 for each student in the district. Every October, school officials receive a letter notifying them of the amount of grant money reserved for their school, along with an application form.
The program also awards $150 grants to each of the five town libraries in the school district’s serving area. Grant money to libraries can be used for arts programming or for art-related books, media, and more.
Nearly $65,000 has been granted since the two programs began in the 1980s.