The goal of the Fund for the Arts 5×5 Program is to provide elementary school students with a continuum of arts experiences, at least five (5) arts and culture experiences by the completion of grade five (5). The 5×5 program engages students in performances, workshops and residencies offered by the Fund for the Arts arts in education partner organizations. All programs offered are connected to Kentucky Core Content and are designed to enhance what students are already learning in the classroom.

Serving students K-5 during school hours in Jefferson County Public Schools, KY; New Albany Floyd County Public Schools, IN; and Clark County, IN schools

Please contact Christa Iwu, Impact Coordinator at the Fund for the Arts, with any questions:

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Application Instructions K-5 Brochures Apply Here Impact Report

2015-2016 Impact

86 elementary schools served

60,000+ arts experiences

More than 90% of teachers agree that 5×5 helps students to

Master academic standards

Think critically and solve complex problems

Develop creativity skills

Communicate more effectively

“The arts are a critical component in a child’s education. The Fine Arts curriculum supports the development of creative thinking, flexibility, and the ability to work and collaborate with others. Students are given opportunities to explore and develop their talents and showcase their individual gifts. Fine Arts education is also important to brain development, thus resulting in increased achievement and motivation in academics.”

– Amy Niemeier, Principal at Slate Run Elementary School