Skip to content
Home » Ben & Jerry's » St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy receives grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy receives grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (SPCAA) received a grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation to help offset the effects of the pandemic. The grant helped secure instructors for virtual programs, assist with technical support, and supplied scholarship access.

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (SPCAA), through the generosity of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, has received a grant for $5,000 to help offset the effects of COVID-19. This grant has made it possible for the Academy to operate remotely during most of the pandemic while working towards pivoting to a hybrid model once restrictions were lifted.


SPCAA Academy Administrator Sue Adams says “Now, more than ever, our community needs the arts education the Community Academy provides and with ongoing support, we will continue to provide high quality music and dance education as well as ensure scholarships are made available to those in need.”

The effects of the pandemic were felt in all sectors. St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy was no different. While focusing on a dip in enrollment during the pandemic, SPCAA was able to address issues of engagement and fulfillment on the part of the students. Support from the RACF grant made possible opportunities for students to get excited about the arts, even from home. The grant helped secure teaching staff, implement technology to make virtual lessons possible, and allowed the Academy to continue to offer scholarships, securing a main point of SPCAA’s mission of making the arts accessible to all.

More information is available at stpetersarts.org.

St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy offers lessons and performances in community choirs, piano, violin, cello, organ, voice, dance and guitar for all ages and now serves more than 300 students from 16 area schools in a five-county area in large part due to the dedicated core of instructors and staff, all of whom are professionals in their field. Embracing its theme of “Arts for All,” the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy is open to students of all ages and levels of skill regardless of financial means or religious affiliation. Offerings will be expanded and enhanced in renovated space with an extensive Capital Campaign currently under way. For donations or more information, check www.stpetersgeneva.org/give/community-a-campaign-for-the-future.



Categories: LifeSchools

Top