Our 2016 Accomplishments 

San Antonio Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program.

In 2016 we recruited, trained and hired 8 performing artists to become our 8 new teaching artists to partner with teachers in 6 San Antonio school districts for 8 week professional development residencies as San Antonio Wolf Trap Early Education.

The impact in numbers:

  • 31 Classroom Teachers received 16 hours each of professional training in the Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts method in Bexar County elementary schools
  • 8 Performing artists trained in the Wolf Trap Early Education through the arts method
  • 19 elementary schools
  • 8 School Districts 
  • 700+ students

Bexar County Arts Internship Program

2016 was theArtsFund's 4th year to be honored to administer this program for Bexar County. Bexar County Commissioner's Court provides the funds, theArtsFund manages the program.

Ten non-profit arts organizations were selected according to strict criteria, by a committee comprised of ArtsFund  Board members and Bexar County representatives to receive a $3,500 grant to pay summer interns. The selected organizations recruit and hire currently enrolled undergraduate college students who are Bexar County residents for 10 weeks over the summer.

The internship provides undergraduate students meaningful on the job training and experience working with a nonprofit arts organization and foster future leaders and advocates for the arts sector in Bexar County. The interns express how this experience has built their knowledge and confidence to eventually enter the career world in their chosen profession. Selected students will develop a closer understanding of how the arts benefit their community along with real world applications of business skills that can be applied to their future careers.

The chosen organizations:


ARTS San Antonio

Cactus Pear

Centro Cultural Aztlan

Children's Chorus of San Antonio

Classic Theatre

Gemini Ink

San Antonio Chorale Society

San Antonio Symphony


The chosen students: 

Artpace Carlos Lewis Texas State University
ARTS SA Alexandra FloresUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
Cactus Pear Sara Briggs University of Texas at San Antonio
Centro Cultural Aztlan Maria M. Garza MartinezSt. Mary’s University 
Children's Chorus Elizabeth Surovic  Texas A&M University
Classic Theatre  Tyler Dudley St. Mary’s University
Gemini Ink Robert J. Cavazos UIW
SA Chorale Society  David Lloyd San Antonio College
SA Symphony Natalie Piazzi University of Texas at San Antonio
YOSA Isaac Schutz Northeastern University

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