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Four JPPSS Schools Win Rau for Art Teacher Assistant Fund Grants

Four Jefferson Parish Public School System art programs are about to get an added boost thanks to the Rau for Art Foundation.

Fisher Middle-High, Higgins High, John Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High have all been named winners of the 2018-19 Rau for Art Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants. These grants give high school art educators the chance to fund projects and purchase  supplies for their students.

The goal of the Rau for Art Teacher’s Assistance Fund is to help high school art educators in the New Orleans area to have more available resources to creatively enrich their students. Individual grant proposals were submitted for review to the foundation’s website for a chance to win up to $2,500 for each school.

The Rau for Art Foundation was founded by Bill Rau in commemoration of M.S. Rau Antiques’ 2012 Centennial. This program, along with the foundation’s yearly student Scholarship Competition, allows the RFA to have a greater impact on arts education in Greater New Orleans, benefiting both students and their schools.