PE Instructor Val Holtgeerts teaches a 3-4 week circus unit to some of her Mt. Erie students. To enhance her passion for circus art, she came up with the idea that it would be great to add some professional training to the unit. With a grant from the Arts Festival’s Giving Back Program, she was able to offer the 4 – 6th grade students an opportunity to explore Circus Arts at a new level.
The students worked hard on their circus skills and some of them became mini-experts in their new talents. The Arts Festival Board loves to fund creative art opportunities for children and appreciates Val’s creative thinking in asking us to enhance this program.
In 2015, the Arts Festival has granted more than $80,000 to art education, art projects and public art in our community.