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Kindergarten Readiness: Ready for School

Your support enabled the Van Wezel to launch a brand-new Kindergarten Readiness program, Ready to Grow, to serve our youngest learners. In partnership with the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Sarasota County, Van Wezel Teaching Artists trained in early learning standards use Artworks Anywhere videos and Virtual Visits to integrate the arts with literacy, math, …

The Seeds of a healthy successful life are planted in the early years

Dianne Jacob, Senior Vice President and Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC Bank Did you know that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops by age five? Or that a child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three – producing more than a million neuron connections each second? Or that …

Our Vision For Sarasota Performing Arts Center

Our Vision For Sarasota Performing Arts Center The mission of the Van Wezel Foundation is to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts education, and inspired young minds.  https://youtu.be/9YMaDMs03pA Transforming the Sarasota Area On September 6, 2018, the city of Sarasota approved a master plan initiative to transform 53-acres along …

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

SARASOTA, September 24, 2020 – The Van Wezel Foundation has received a $10,000 community grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation to support a year-long culturally responsive arts education initiative to meet the needs and unique challenges educators face this academic year. Together with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Arts Education Department, the Van Wezel …

Invest in Virtual Schooltime Performances – the Opportunities for Learning are Limitless

$25,000 Matching Grant Doubles Your Impact Back in March, Sophia had to finish out her school year with online learning at home because of COVID-19. And because of donors like you, Sophia got to enjoy dozens of virtual Artworks Anywhere lessons taught by Van Wezel teaching artists. Sophia learned important lessons about confidence, empathy, and …

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