Arts & Culture
Arts and culture includes all forms of creative expression,
from individual to collective, from grassroots to professional and institutional.
These forms of expression frequently draw inspiration from the existing natural
and artificial landforms, built environments, belief systems and values which
shape who we are - our local, regional and national identities.
Schools that incorporate music, art, drama, dance, and creative writing into
the basic curriculum have found that teaching the arts has a significant effect
on overall success in school.
Guido and Elizabeth's foundation work in the area of arts and culture is combined
with their vision to improve education. Programs include music, libraries, museums
and a zoo; all enhancing the quality of life in their communities.
2014-2015 Arts/Culture Grants
Music Center of South Central Michigan The Foundation continues to support
the Music Center of South
Central Michigan by funding a portion of the Battle Creek Symphony’s concert series.
This support includes underwriting tickets for underserved individuals and families
throughout Calhoun County. The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra is the only professional
orchestra serving Calhoun County and is the longest-running orchestra in the state.
Leila Arboretum Society:
Development of the Gardening 365 Urban Farm model program that provides both educational
training and opportunities for enhanced family health, nutrition and income for low income
adults and children.
Friends of the Bohm Theatre: The Art, Language and Business of Film programming series
at the Bohm Theatre focuses on
the integration of literacy, art and technology to create film, critique films and use film to
tell a story.