Kennedy Center & DCSD – Partners in Education

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artsBASICS proudly announces an extension of its partnership with the Davenport Community Schools through the  Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Partners in Education program is designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation to develop or expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. The… continue reading »

Past Projects

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* “Dare to Dance” in-service for all elementary physical education and music teachers for integrating dance into their curricula * On-going collaboration with a professional theater company producing a yearly production * Play-writing, acting, and technical theatre experience for elementary students * Integrated arts professional development for elementary school teachers * Web-design and marketing mentoring… continue reading »

Schoeneman Award 2014 – Community Impact Award

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September 9, 2014 – Rock Island, Illinois – Quad City Arts Annual Meeting Joel and Diane Franken are recognized as Arts Supporters (Individuals): an individual who is a role model for long-term and exemplary support of the Quad Cities arts and culture community because of his or her significant contributions of time, expertise, dedication, and/or… continue reading »

Young actress gives wise advice to Q-C kids

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(Reprinted from, Moline, IL – Dated 5/28/2015) By Jonathan Turner DAVENPORT — Katie Chang is not only a beautiful young actress with Rock Island roots who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The 20-year-old — granddaughter of Rock Island’s John Scally and daughter of an Alleman High alum — is… continue reading »

University of Iowa to require engineers to get ‘creative’

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‘We are trying to graduate a broad engineer’ Vanessa MIller, The Gazette (Reprinted with permission – Original Article here) MAY 25, 2015 | 7:00 PM IOWA CITY – As creative director and product designer for Amazon Inc.’s Lab126 in Silicon Valley, Mike Bauerly daily is thankful he got two very different bachelor’s degrees from the… continue reading »

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