NEW YORK, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolin Foundation today announced its support of ART21's Educators Summer Institute, an intensive series of workshops and seminars held in New York City July 8 – July 10, 2015. As part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing communities with contemporary art education, Rolin Foundation helped fund the ART21 Educators Summer Institute for the fifth consecutive year. The program gathers alumni to reflect upon the achievements of ART21 Educators while strategizing the program's future initiatives.
"In the past five years, ART21 has substantially improved teaching practices across the country with the Educators program," stated Sue Evans, president, Rolin Foundation. "Our Foundation is pleased to support an initiative that encourages creativity across all disciplines and curricula. Rolin Foundation is committed to inspiring a new generation about contemporary art and we are honored to fulfill that mission through this program."
Educators across academic disciplines, including the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences, participate in the program and share a vast collection of curricula and teaching practices through a communal online forum, maintained by ART21 and made accessible for ART21 Educators. This year, the Educator's Summer Institute focused on strengthening the ART21 Educators network as a community of leaders and expanding the community's impact, by making the resources from the forum available to a broader network of educators.
Rolin Foundation, founded by Pierre Rolin, is a private nonprofit grant-giving foundation that endeavors to cultivate learning opportunities for the youth through art, education and cultural heritage programs. Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has headed collaborations with emerging nonprofit organizations and established institutions to foster art and education programs in the United States and Canada. Currently, Rolin Foundation is supporting Mary Mattingly's Swale project, a floating food forest that will be launched on the Hudson and East Rivers which will be docking and educating New York City public school K-12 student programs on the value of food, gardens, and ecosystems.
ART21's mission is to introduce and educate millions about the work and creative processes of visionary living artists through accessible media to inspire a more creative solutions. ART21 has produced documentary segments of visual artists including Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramović, Maya Lin, Mark Bradford, William Kentridge, Kara Walker, and Jenny Holzer. In addition, ART21 provides teaching materials for schools across the country. In total, more than 2.5 million students are impacted by ART21 documentaries and educational resources each year.
About Rolin Foundation:
Rolin Foundation is a private nonprofit grant-giving foundation that promotes learning opportunities for youth through art, education, and cultural heritage programs. Dedicated to cultivating educators, the foundation has headed collaborations with emerging nonprofit organizations and established institutions to foster art and education programs in the United States and Canada. Additional projects have included partners from England, UAE, Haiti and Egypt. Rolin Foundation develops and supports programs that are dedicated to providing innovative learning experiences in humanities and the arts. By promoting collaboration with cultural partners across the globe, Rolin Foundation endeavors to incite new ways of exploring our evolving heritage.
ART21 is a nonprofit global leader in art education, producing preeminent films on today's leading visual artists and education programs that inspire creativity worldwide. Acclaimed for its Peabody Award-winning PBS broadcast series, ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, ART21 uses the power of digital media to engage millions of people of all ages with contemporary art, artists, and their creative processes. For more information, visit art21.org.
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