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Hewitt Education Fund
Gantt Center opening. (l. to r.) David Taylor, Gantt Center President & CEO; Hugh McColl, Former Bank of America CEO; Vivian Hewitt and Harvey B. Gantt
Education and Public Programs are integral to the legacy and success of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. The Hewitt Education Fund directly supports interpretive programming that provides inroads to Gantt Center exhibitions; creates opportunities for lifelong learning; and builds institutional sustainability through increased membership, scholarship, and community support.
Proceeds from the fund create access to the arts and culture for children, families, and youth by supporting general Education programs and the following key initiatives:
The Community Arts Project places nationally based public artists-in-residence with local communities to explore issues of identity, history, and environment through art. Artists will work collaboratively with their local community and educationally-based partners to define the scale and scope of the project, and create a minimum of one public work that will remain in the partner neighborhood. The Community Arts Project fosters community collaboration, increases all Charlotteans’ access to art culture, and expands the Gantt Center footprint beyond Stonewall and South Tryon Streets.
Sister Schools Program
One of the larger challenges facing schools interested in cultural partnerships is funding. The Sister Schools program places the Gantt Center in a long-term partnership with a collection of K-12 schools in the Charlotte area. Designed for maximum impact, the Sister Schools program will place an artist in a school who will work collaboratively with school administrators and classroom teachers to develop interdisciplinary curricula designed specifically for each partner. Funds support buses for field trips to the Gantt Center; classroom teacher release time for planning and training; program assessment; student admission costs; materials, and teaching artists’ fees.
Make A Contribution To The Hewitt Education Fund
The Hewitt Education Fund welcomes contributions to help continue quality education and outreach programming at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.