Requests for arts programming in classrooms have increased substantially this past year, and Lane Arts Council anticipates this need will continue. Your ArtSpark contribution this spring will give arts opportunities to over 3,884 Eugene elementary students.
ArtSpark is an initiative of Lane Arts Council, founded in partnership with the Rotary Club of Eugene in 2016, to ensure every Eugene elementary student has arts opportunities as part of their in-school learning. While the Eugene School District 4J has increased funds for ArtSpark over the years, Lane Arts Council still relies on community support to ensure we can fully serve each 4J elementary school with two ArtSpark Artist Residencies annually.
We work with each school to fill gaps and support their specific arts learning needs. Lane Arts Council provides dozens of visual, performing, and literary arts programs in classrooms led by professional Teaching Artists. Just a few of these programs include mural painting, illustration, song-writing, natural dyes, acting and storytelling, glass fusion, fiddle music, and salsa dancing, among many others. We have already scheduled 23 ArtSpark Artist Residencies in 12 Eugene elementary schools so far this year!
Having arts in school not only exercises student creativity but provides a wide range of benefits, from building cohesion and school community to helping students learn how to express complex ideas. Arts experiences support mental health and social-emotional wellbeing, deepen engagement, and help students grow confidence in who they are and their unique voice.
Support of ArtSpark creates arts opportunities for thousands of young people. Your donation today will ensure that Eugene elementary students have access to arts education in the 2023-24 school year and beyond!
We are already looking ahead to next year. Help us continue to support opportunities for arts and creativity in Eugene schools.
Donate before March 31, 2023 and be entered in a drawing to win one of these local arts experiences!
- Two tickets to Hult Center-Broadway in Eugene's production of "Come From Away, April 25
- Two tickets to Eugene Ballet’s production of “BOLD”, April 8 or 9
- Two tickets to Eugene Symphony’s “Carnival of Animals” on April 30
- Two tickets to Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s “Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious” running May 19 – June 4
- Two tickets to Very Little Theatre’s “Xanadu” running May 12-28
Questions? Call Lane Arts Council at 541-485-2278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Art is my outlet. When I’m drawing, I feel at home. There are no rules, no judgments, no negativity.” –5th grade student, ArtSpark participant, César Chávez Elementary