Why Support Us?
Every dollar received by DSAFF enhances the school’s ability to deliver a high quality, public arts education and curriculum to middle and high school students, bridging the gap between district funding and the real costs of an arts curriculum.
You may not be aware that…
- DSA receives no extra district funding for the arts. DSA is funded the same as other middle/high schools in the district.
- DSA receives less than half of the funding of comparable arts schools in the country.
- DSA’s remarkable Visiting Artists Program employs over 200 professional artists, costs approximately $350,000 per year and is completely funded through donations.
- District funding does not cover repair and upgrading of industry standard equipment and systems throughout the building.