CMA Recipient of Atlanta Fulton County Arts and Culture Grant
Children’s Museum of Atlanta (CMA) is delighted to be a recipient of a grant from Fulton County through the department of Fulton County Arts and Culture. The mission of Fulton County Arts and Culture is to insure all citizens’ access to the arts. Children’s Museum of Atlanta infuses the arts throughout all of its exhibits and programs and gives children creative outlets for artistic expression and development.
Funding from Fulton County supports the Museum’s feature exhibits at the Museum for 2020: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer and Fun and Games: Make Your Move (currently featured). Every day at the Museum is filled with a variety of activities for learning and fun. The Museum is dedicated to providing high quality, engaging, innovative and ever-changing arts programming for all children. The Museum presents arts experiences for young learners through our permanent exhibit “Let Your Creativity Flow” as well as daily programs featuring music, dance, storytelling, hands-on experiments, and exhibits that allow children to explore their curiosities and make discoveries. Creativity Café is Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s newest programming space for art and maker activities for children to create a craft and take home to enjoy. Through immersive and enjoyable activities, children can develop basic understandings of language and literacy, STEM, history, culture, health, and nutrition. CMA rotates arts programs and activities to reflect the Museum’s feature exhibits and themes. This year, the Museum introduced and launched #CMAatHome, robust digital content and a virtual ticket to CMA’s exhibits and programs via a variety of social media platforms. Families, schools, and community centers can access educational and engaging virtual Museum experiences. All programs are aligned with state and national standards for education.
Fulton County’s support gives disadvantaged communities opportunities to access CMA’s art programs. Through community outreach, the Museum reaches 30,000 children, caregivers, and educators in-house, out in the community, and virtually. Through free and subsidized admissions programs, CMA is able to target low-income families, Title 1 schools, and children with disabilities. The Museum’s arts education programs are delivered directly into 21 schools, child care and community centers in neighborhoods with limited resources monthly throughout the school year.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta wishes to thank the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for their generous support of our traveling exhibits and art programming that enhance the Museum experience. Art serves a powerful purpose by playing an important role in the emotional development of children. During these unprecedented times, art helps children communicate and can be very therapeutic for processing emotions. Additionally, art is a very useful tool to help children channel their energy in a positive way. We are truly grateful for Fulton County’s support and for making an impact on the communities we serve.