CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts will receive $90,000 in grants that will help bring professional artists to host workshops.
The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding $45,000, to be matched by the locally based Mayerson Foundation. The funds will support the school's Master Artists Series and Artists-in-Residence. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Ballet and the Contemporary Arts Center already have an ongoing relationship with the school, with about 350 students involved in programs that let them learn from professionals.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( http://cin.ci/IPX6UW ) that school board president Eve Bolton calls the federal grant important because it is a large, competitive award that will add national prominence.
The grants also come at a time when the Cincinnati school district is slashing its budget.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com