Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Field Trip Funding

Transportation subsidy available

The Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for Audience Development and the Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to offer a limited busing subsidy to assist your school with transportation costs for School-Time Matinees. Ask for details when you make your reservation with Keith Brainard at 814-865-5011 or via email.

Educators attend for free

Complimentary reservations for all School-Time Matinees are provided to educators, pre-service teachers, and chaperones.

Search for grants

The NEA Foundation has compiled a one-stop resource where teachers and education support professionals can find education grants.

Grants for Teachers is a free resource for teachers where you can search for K–12 grants by category, location, or grade.

Finding classroom supplies 

The DonorsChoose.org website allows you to share your classroom needs with a thriving community eager to help. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and community members can contribute to the project that most inspires.

Making the case to your funders

The School-Time Matinee series at the Center for the Performing Arts enhances in-class learning.

School-Time Matinees:

  • Use the performing arts to explore almost anything, allowing educators to engage students in a living laboratory.;
  • Incorporate Pennsylvania State Education Standards to help educators further in-class educational goals;
  • Provide experiential learners with ways to engage with core curriculum areas;
  • Introduce youth to the performing arts at a fraction of the cost of public performances;
  • Help create conditions for everyday awe and places where all learners can thrive.