Welcome to ArtsBusXpress
Over 174 arts organizations provide free or discounted entry to their venues. Teachers are required to include culturally-relevant fieldtrips as part of the school experience. School buses sit idle on school parking lots between noon and 3 pm for lack of a few dollars per student to fund the transportation to the cultural art venue. ArtsBusXpress provides that needed funding through bus grants to teachers. Each donation aids in sending students on "A Ride to the Arts!"
Since the first bus was launched in October 2002, over 180,000 students in more than 350 San Diego Schools have been offered A Ride to the Arts! 80% of the schools served by ArtsBusXpress are classified at the lowest economic-poverty level (Title I - eligible for free and reduced-price lunches). We continue to serve that community.
ArtsBusXpress began as an unprecedented 5-way partnership with San Diego City Schools, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the Community Council for Music in the Schools, San Diego Arts Education Partnership, San Diego City Schools-Visual and Performing Arts, and the San Diego-Tijuana Sister Cities Society, the founding partner. In April 2005, ArtsBusXpress became an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.To get the buses rolling, founding grants were made by the Dickinson Foundation and corporate sponsors from the arts and framing industry. To date, foundations, corporate sponsors, art patrons, and individual donors are putting wheels under our vision of arts in the education of every child -- and YOU can join them!
We guarantee your support will make a difference in the lives of every student we serve. Your contribution will expand each student's exposure to arts, culture, science and technology to fill the gap no longer provided by our school systems.
You can donate today by clicking here, and begin making a difference in children's lives.
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