OVATION is partnering with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA) on this year’s innOVATION Awards, which will recognize and provide support to schools that have developed model STEAM programs and will raise awareness about the importance of integrating the arts into educational curriculum.
Goal: To recognize schools that have successfully executed model STEAM programs or schools that have effectively incorporated the arts into integrated learning.
Up to eight (8) $10,000 awards will be given for total funding of $80,000.
STEAM integrates the Arts as an essential component in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, thereby developing students’ creativity and critical thinking skills and encouraging an innovative and creative workforce.
NOTE: These schools may not identify themselves as a STEAM school or program, yet execute curriculum that incorporates STEAM subjects.
Ovation has developed these award guidelines in consultation with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA). All three agencies will distribute the guidelines, and Ovation will conduct a peer-review panel including representatives from PCAH and AFTA.
The awardees will be honored in a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., and will be highlighted through the national online platforms of PCAH, AFTA and Ovation.
Grantees must be willing to be featured in various electronic media and print publications for Ovation, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Americans for the Arts.