Impact Austin awarded five $100,000 grants to worthy nonprofit organizations in June 2014 and recently we caught up with Anthropos Arts as they progress with their grant!
Anthropos Arts connects low-income youth with Austin’s best musicians for free music lessons, mentoring, workshops, and performance opportunities in some of Austin’s best-known venues. The Teaching More, Reaching More project funded by Impact Austin’s grant will expand and deepen the impact by increasing the number of students served from 110 to 150 and by doubling the number of lessons for every student.
Through this project, the students will have individual music lessons with a professional musician, attend workshops with Grammy-winning artists, and perform for audiences at places like Stubb’s, Austin Music Hall, SXSW, and more. Anthropos Art’s musician instructors provide mentoring, teach life skills, serve as inspirational role models, and assist the students in obtaining scholarships to college.
"Anthropos Arts was founded in 1998 to provide high-quality music education for low-income and at-risk students. We bring top professional musicians from diverse music genres to give free music lessons, workshops, and performance opportunities to students in middle and high schools that have high rates of poverty. That first year, we provided individual lessons for 15 students at 2 high schools. This year, we are serving 150 students at 16 middle and high schools and offer music workshops and master classes for many more students a year." - Anthropos Arts web site 2015.
For more information visit www.anthropos.org
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