Teacher's Choice Bus to the Arts Program
Through a generous grant from the Valero Energy Company, theArtsFund pays for Bexar County public school teachers to bus their classroom students to attend an art or cultural event at a non-profit art and cultural organization.
At risk and low income youth often miss out on opportunities for meaningful exposure to the arts. By bringing the opportunity to experience art to all children, regardless of economic circumstances, we build the arts audiences of the future.
Last year, more that 2,300 students from 20 different schools in San Antonio experienced new meaningful arts and cultural lessons outside the classroom. Types of field trips include exploring the DoSeum, attending live theatre performances at the Magik Theatre, Urban 15’s Holiday Laser Show, thePlayhouse, a cultural dance performance at Carver Community Cultural Arts Center, touring the Witte Museum, San Antonio Art Museum, San Antonio Children's Museum, the McNay Art Museum, and attending events like "A Day in the Life" at the San Jose Mission.
"By bringing the opportunity to experience art to all children, regardless of economic circumstance, we build the arts audiences of the future."