Newark Innovation Fund /Renew the Arts (Community Foundation of New Jersey)
35 Knox Hill Road
P.O. Box 338
Morristown, NJ 07963-0338
ContactMr. Hans Dekker
For the Newark Public Schools Innovation Fund, targeted for support of the Renew the Arts initiative, a first step of developing an arts education strategic plan for the district.
Renew the Arts was established in 2013 to explore and pilot strategies that ensure all students are receiving rigorous sequential arts programming and exposure to high-quality community arts experiences. RTA helps inform a larger, district-wide arts education strategy to support the following goals: 1) To expand NPS students' access to rigorous, sequential arts programming in multiple art forms, and 2) To ensure all NPS students have exposure to high-quality arts experiences in the community. The Professional Learning Community will ensure collaboration and sharing resources, knowledge, and best practices; and content will support the district's vision of "arts for every child in every school."