Music and Arts Partners advocates for music and arts programs in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.
We receive faculty grant requests for funding for clinicians, sheet music, specialized equipment and more. We sponsor scholarships for graduating seniors, professional workshops, and concerts to benefit children throughout the district.
Music and Arts Partners serves the community by promoting and preserving arts education in our schools.
The goal of MAP is to support and enhance arts education in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. To help achieve this, MAP grants funds to instructors and district staff to be used for music, fine arts, and performing arts projects throughout the school year.
MAP recently awarded over $10,000 in grants. The beneficiaries of these grants include two West Linn-Wilsonville District music programs, an elementary school art program and several high school music, theater and visual arts programs.
The Board strives to achieve parity between disciplines, programs, and schools when approving grant requests, however we also recognize that some programs may merit additional support in order to maintain a vibrant presence in the school and arts community. The board makes its decisions according to the following criteria:
- The number of students to benefit
- The scope and impact of the project
- Unique opportunities
- Long-term value
- Other likely sources for funding (PTO's, community organizations, businesses, etc.)
- Other education or investment values
MAP Grants may not be used for the sole benefit of any individual teacher or student. They may not be used to fund trips or pay teacher salaries, however they may be used to support in-service training opportunities that meet the above criteria.
Recent projects funded:
Piano tuning (32 pianos at 12 schools): $3,400. $1,000 from the Juan Young Trust and $2,400 from the Lynne Detrick Memorial Instrument Fund.
Rosemont Ridge MS: $1,500 for 1/4 size bass
West Linn High School Theatre Department: $2500 for wireless mic rental
Boones Ferry Primary School: $997 for the purchase of 30 small electric keyboards and adapters.
Athey Creek Middle School: $1000 for tuners and clip-on mics.
Lowrie Primary School: $725 for art display boards.