This story originally appeared in the Star-Telegram.
Fort Worth-based Artes de la Rosa plans to expand its after-school program, Artes Academy, with a new $13,000 grant from Facebook, the Star-Telegram reports.
The grant will be used to purchase new tools and materials, include a 3-D printer and iPads. The students who participate in the Artes Academy program are between the ages of 8 and 18, and learn skills through art projects, dance and theatre.
The Facebook Community Action Grant program awarded the funds to Artes de la Rosa and 15 other nonprofits in Fort Worth. The grant is intended to strengthen organizations that serve the needs of the community, including science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) programs.
ABOUT ARTES DE LA ROSA
Artes de la Rosa, formerly Latin Arts Association of Fort Worth is the non-profit organization that manages the historic gem of Fort Worth’s Northside – The Rose Marine Theater, and Fort Worth’s only Hispanic theater company – Teatro de la Rosa. The Rose Marine Theater, the home of Artes de la Rosa, opened as a movie house in the 1920s and has operated under three names, and has a legacy of presenting Spanish language films to generations of the Northside’s ever increasing Hispanic population. The theater is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Today, the Rose Marine Theater has a seating capacity of 254 seats and provides an intimate setting with excellent acoustics for any type of performance. Adjacent to the theater is a gorgeous outdoor plaza and art gallery, both of which provide ample space for performances and receptions. Find out more on the organization’s website.