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Jennifer Ogunsola, Communications Manager
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/09/12
Cultural Experience Project Supporters to Receive City of Atlanta Proclamation
Five longtime supporters will be honored by the Atlanta City Council during National Arts and Humanities and Funding for Arts Months
ATLANTA – In recognition of National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) and Funding for Arts Month, Atlanta City Council Member Kwanza Hall will recognize five notable organizations with a Proclamation at the City Council meeting on October 15, 2012. The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Charles Loridans and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundations, the Kendeda Fund and the Zeist Foundation Inc. will receive the Proclamation.
These organizations are long-time supporters of Cultural Experience Project, a program launched by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs to ensure that every student from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade has the opportunity to experience the city's premier art and cultural venues.
“Cultural Experience Project is a public-private partnership that would not be possible without our generous corporate and foundation donors,” said City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Director Camille Russell Love. “The month of October marks both National Arts and Humanities Month and Funding for Arts Month, and it is appropriate to take this opportunity to recognize our partners that provide opportunities for Atlanta’s youth to benefit from our city’s great cultural assets.”
The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs launched the Cultural Experience Project during the 2005-2006 school year with a vision to have every student in the Atlanta Public School System to have minimally one onsite cultural experience at a cultural venue each year that directly ties to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and curriculum goals. In the first seven years, the program provided over 233,000 student admissions to Atlanta cultural assets like Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, ImagineIt! Children’s Museum, Ballethnic Dance Company, and the Alliance Theatre. Admission and transportation costs are covered through generous donations.
NAHM is the nation’s largest collective annual celebration of the arts and focuses on the importance of culture in America. It is designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities.
For more information, please visit www.ocaatlanta.com.
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