(San Antonio, TX, March 16, 2021) – GenerationNEXT of The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the annual Bexar County Arts Internship Program for nonprofit arts organizations located in Bexar County. Each of the ten selected organizations will receive funds to provide one paid internship to an undergraduate student to assist the organization with seasonal or special projects in the summer of 2021. The grant provides $3500 to each organization for a ten-week internship beginning June 7, 2021 through August 13, 2021.
Arts organizations are eligible to apply if they have non-profit 501(c)(3) status, are located in Bexar County, operate with working Boards of Directors, have been in operation for five or more years, and remain viable financially. Previous grant recipients may apply.
GenerationNEXT of The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is facilitating the program.
If you are interested in applying, please read the 2021 Bexar County Arts Internship Guidelines on our website carefully before submitting an application. Pay close attention to the schedule as it is somewhat compressed this year. Organizations will be selected for this program based primarily on a comprehensive, specific, and detailed explanation of the work assignments or projects planned for the selected intern.
The deadline to submit your application and required documentation is 5 pm on March 29, 2021. Grant applications may be emailed, hand delivered, or electronically submitted to the Tobin Center, addresses below.
Thank you, and we look forward to your response!
The Tobin Center Main Offices
115 Auditorium Circle
ABOUT THE TOBIN CENTER’S ARTS EDUCATION INITIATIVES
Educational programing is a fundamental part of The Tobin Center’s mission, with a focus on strengthening arts education in schools. The Tobin Center opened on September 4th, 2014 with an immediate emphasis on education. During its inaugural 2014-15 season, The Tobin Center presented 73 student/family events with a total of 47,000 participants. Of these participants, 37,000 were students from local school districts who attended free of charge.
In 2015, with the establishment of Generation NEXT, The Tobin Center’s education initiatives program, leadership began reaching out to local school districts to garner an understanding of their needs in arts education. Through an affiliation with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program and North East Independent School District (NEISD) the Tobin Center began providing arts focused teacher training opportunities, introducing arts integration to classrooms across the district. In the 2019, SAISD began participating in arts integration teacher training through this partnership hosting more than 300 of their teachers in training at The Tobin Center. In addition, SAISD offered full grade level student field trips to the Tobin Center with the goal of fostering an appreciation for the arts that would lead to lifelong arts involvement for district students and graduates.
The Tobin Center is deeply committed to providing the community with access to professional arts and offering high-quality arts education opportunities. Furthermore, The Tobin Center believes the inclusion of the performing arts in a broad-based curriculum improves the quality of a child’s educational experience.