DETROIT (AP) — The General Motors Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to help boost art education programs, officials said.
The funding announced this week for the museum, also called MOCAD, will support new art education programs for area middle- and high-school students. The classes will be coordinated by a new youth program producer and designed by teens.
"Through its diverse community outreach and education programs, MOCAD is inspiring artistic minds and the next generation of innovators," GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard said in a statement.
In the last three years, the GM Foundation has supported Detroit-based nonprofits and cultural institutions with grants totaling $23.2 million. The foundation helps fund education, development and other efforts, mainly in communities where Detroit-based General Motors Co. operates.
At MOCAD, the seven programs are to begin at the end of November. They include a Teen Council of 12 high school students who will gather weekly to develop programming and an Open Studio where high school students can showcase their works in progress.
"MOCAD's new youth programs are designed to inspire and empower teens while providing an exciting introduction to creative careers," said MOCAD Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder.
A Student Docent Program will help sixth to eighth graders develop skills to connect with others through contemporary art and design.
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