City and civic leaders yesterday released a new report yesterday, "The Arts Advantage: Expanding Arts Education in the Boston Public Schools." The report examines current arts offerings in schools and includes recommendations about expanding arts programming.
A new $1.5 million Arts Expansion Fund will direct private dollars to schools and community organizations to serve more students. The fund recently awarded grants to 18 schools and 8 arts partners. Guidelines for a second round of funding will be released in March.