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Christ the King School receives grant

In support of its efforts to promote community arts, Christ the King School applied for, and was awarded, an $854 Artist-in-Residence grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

The grant will help provide funds to Christ the King School for integrating art into the school curriculum.

“It will help provide funds to purchase art media and bring an artist into the school to give the students an understanding of quality art and appreciation for hands-on art experiences,” says Denelle Scheerle, writer of the grant. “The teachers, too, will benefit greatly from the artist’s knowledge.”

Christ the King was among 16 recipients of Artist-in-Residence funding. This state-funded program is designed to give students an understanding of quality art and appreciation for cultural traditions by bringing artists into the schools. The artist then conducts workshops and classes that involve students and teachers in hands-on art experiences. A total of $25,823 was awarded during the spring grant round.