Adequate funding is one of the challenges faced by every school-based arts program. Teachers often spend inordinate amounts of time engaged in various fundraising activities – time that should be spent in instructional activities, rehearsal, and professional development.
It is one of the goals of the SWMEA to lighten that burden. This is a new effort of a new organization, yet it is a priority to explore new sources of funding for arts programs – sources that may be accessed by a single school or district but might be achieveable by an organization working on behalf of 10,000 students. This will take time to develop, but it is very much part of our mission. Please check for updates on this page.