Mozilla funds "Gigabit Artist Residencies" in Eugene schools

The Lane Arts Council is one of the five Eugene organizations selected to receive a Mozilla Community Fund grant.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017 5:25 PM
Updated: Nov. 20, 2017 5:36 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - The Lane Arts Council is one of the five Eugene organizations selected to receive a Mozilla Community Fund grant.

The organization is receiving $15,000 which it will use to launch "Gigabit Artist Residencies" at four schools, reaching 175 students across Lane County.

Those schools include Network Charter School, Kelly Middle School, North Eugene High School, and Oaklea Middle School.

These artist residencies will teach students the art of digital storytelling through graphic design, audio engineering, and online presentation.

"They are taking care of everything from the instruction to the hardware to the curriculum itself," said Justin Corey, Principal of Oaklea Middle School. "We probably would not have someone who could provide that without the help from Mozilla," he added.

Mozilla awarded a total of $83,000 to support five creative, educational technology projects in Eugene. The city is just one of five Gigabit Cities across the U.S.

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