QCArts Dollar$ Grants 2015

artsBASICS receives Quad City Arts Dollar$ Grants - 2015

Ralph Iccarino, Diane Franken, Joel Franken, and Steve Banks

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Artists in the News

Young actress gives wise advice to Q-C kids

 (Reprinted from QCOnline.com, Moline, IL - Dated 5/28/2015)

By Jonathan Turner
Photo Credit - Gary Krambeck/gkrambeck @ qconline .comDAVENPORT — Katie Chang is not only a beautiful young actress with Rock Island roots who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

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Schoeneman Award

artsBASICS founders receive Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award

Joel & Diane Franken

Joel & Diane Franken, QC Arts' Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award Recipients

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"An Evening with Area Artists"

A fundraiser for artsBASICS

Event Presented by

October 21, 2015

Are you a lover of the arts??? Even if you are not, you are invited to "AN EVENING WITH AREA ARTISTS!"

What is "An Evening with Area Artists?" It is your first hand look at how an artist creates a masterpiece from beginning to end. Ten local artists will allow you to observe them creating in their own interpretation and style, which is brought to life from a motivational display of a wide range of objects and models. These one-of-a-kind works of art will be completed and auctioned off at the end of the evening.  



artsBASICS' McKinley School Arts & Culture Night 2015

Exploring the Arts

 Dance, Music, and Visual Arts were represented by student displays or presentations involving cultures from which the students had learned.  Grades from Kindergarten through fifth grade were represented.


University of Iowa to require engineers get ‘creative'

‘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 University of Iowa, one in industrial engineering and one in studio art.

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artsBASICS is about ACTION


We are an advocacy group composed of students, teachers, parents, administrators, community leaders, and local businesses who have witnessed the power the arts have to educate, heal and entertain our communities.


artsBASICS (Bridging Arts Strategies in Communities and Schools)

The intent of the artsBASICS Program is to provide opportunities for equal access for all students to all of the arts.  When our school’s arts programs and their respective communities cooperate by working and learning together, we have favorable outcomes.  Outcomes are products of schools and communities reflecting upon their situations, needs and vision. Additionally, artsBASICS strives specifically to reach the following students: students who have an aptitude or interest in one of the arts that has remained unrecognized or unsupported; students whose attendance and interest in school might be elevated through involvement in one of the arts; students who are underachievers in another school content area who may raise their achievement through the integration of one or more of the arts with the teaching of this content area.  This may address their particular differentiated learning style that, as yet, might not have been fully utilized.  
We believe that the arts play a key role in educating all of our children to be prepared for working and living in the global 21st century.  Skills stressed in arts teaching, such as collaboration and self-motivation, are essential skills for all children in life and whatever career they choose. 


 Increase access to arts education for all students in all the arts in Davenport Community District artsBASICS Schools.


Implement the artsBASICS Model Arts School Process in all Davenport Community District Schools with the support of community partnerships enabling all students to learn in an atmosphere where the arts engage learning and self-fulfillment.