The first programs cut when states reduce their funding to
public schools are arts and music. Even though research proves that art
and music activities increase brain function, improve learning, and
keep students interested in school, all of which contribute to
increased academic achievement, schools often have very limited
resources to provide these essential opportunities to their students.
The Ed. Fund believes that these learning opportunities are vital to
students. We seek out high quality arts and music providers to come to
the schools and provide performances for classrooms, teaching artists
for schools, and professional development for teachers so that they can
gain new skills in the arts for their own students.
If your school or classroom is interested in arts and music programs, please contact The Ed. Fund at 510.233.1464 to ensure you are receiving our program announcements.
The Ed. Fund is delighted to offer interactive performances by the Pacific Sticks Percussion Quartet. This talented group of musicians will introduce your students not only to percussion instruments from around the world, but will also incorporate math, geography, history, art and language arts into each presentation. The Quartet will also provide two back-to-back performances (50 minutes each) at your school so that all your students can benefit. The cost to each school is $150, and The Ed. Fund will cover the remaining cost of each performance. For more details, visit this informational page.