The Taos Fall Arts Festival sponsors a fantastic fundraising event to benefit our Kids Give Back award. This annual award provides community art instruction programs with essential financial support and encourages the next generation of Taos artists.
Those interested in supporting kids’ art can apply for Kids Give Back Funding, please email Taoskidsgiveback@gmail.com
Local art programs are invited to apply for this award. Since 2012 Taos Fall Arts Festival has provided funding for Talpa Community Center, SmART House, Taos High School, Taos Middle School, Harwood Museum of Art Education, Taos Pueblo School and Taos Integrated School for Arts. Recipient art programs are showcased the following year in the Youth Art Show of Taos Fall Arts Festival.
2019 Kids Give Back Fundraiser
FARM TO TABLE
Join us for a lovely farm to table lunch at The Farm House Cafe Gardens, hosted by Growing Community Now.
Wednesday, August 28, noon – 2:00 pm
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or Paulcfigueroa@gmail.com
Enjoy a talk on The History of Art at Taos Pueblo – Present & Past, by Marie Reyna
Special musical guests and fun gifts to take home!
2018 Kids Give Back Fundraiser
BOWL FOR A CAUSE!
Sunday September 9, 10am — *will begin promptly at 10am*
$25 per person
Cost includes light breakfast, shoe rentals and 1.5 hrs bowling
Come out and have some fun while supporting a good cause!
For more info contact Lisa Harris or Paul Figueroa
Kids Give Back is a grant program established by TFAF board to help support children’s community art programs in and around Taos, New Mexico.
Taos is a town whose natural beauty has inspired so many and whose history is steeped in the arts. Creative expression is such an important part of a child’s development and connection to the world where verbal communication might be challenging.
Since funding for art in schools were cut, children in town have relied on the community art programs around Taos and the few still existing in schools to stay afloat. In support of these programs, with the intention of helping with resources such as supplies, art teachers, location and greater outreach, the Taos Fall Arts Festival developed a grant program called Kids Give Back.
Kids Give Back was created by the Taos Fall Arts Festival in 2011. Each year the Board makes an award to a children’s art programs in and around Taos. Award recipients receive a cash prize and are invited to mount an exhibit during the following year’s Festival.
Please help show your support for the healthy creative development of the children in Taos, by > making a donation.
2017 Kids Give Back Awards:
In 2017, Kids Give Back monetary awards of $500 each were given to Taos Charter School and Taos International School.
The award winners will provide a selection of work for display at the 2018 Festival.
2016 Kids Give Back Awards:
Taos Day School at Taos Pueblo and Taos Integrated School of the Arts.