The School District of University City has a rich history of producing nationally and internationally recognized visual artists, writers, musicians, designers, illustrators and more. It continues that legacy today with a rich array of arts opportunities for all of its students.
Last winter, Curtis Conyears, a communications specialist with the District, was selected by members of CALOP, the Commission for Access and Local Original Programming, to receive a grant to highlight the arts education happening in University City schools.
CALOP, a University City appointed commission, authorizes grants to produce programming, encourage and train local filmmakers and support the development and distribution of programming that showcases the art, culture and history of University City and the region.
Conyears spent two months documenting both the District’s past history and the arts curriculum at University City High School. Melanie Steen, a professional television and radio broadcaster, narrated the video. The video features interviews with students and teachers in the visual arts, theater, and dance.