ArtCare will award its first ArtCare Arts Learning Achievement Award this January to artist Lauren Kivowitz and the A.C.T/ACCESS SFUSD: The Arc Team. One of eight applicants, the jurors found this program especially compelling because the ACTSmart residency program allows the A.C.T. teaching artist to work in the classroom with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop skills in a play-building process that culminates in a public performance. It is a very powerful and meaningful experience for everyone involved.
Applicants presented exciting artistic programs in dance, music, theater and the visual arts and the jurors were sorry that they could not give each applicant an award.
The award will be presented at the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area Fair on January 29th at the Asian Art Museum at 4:00 in the afternoon.