MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools

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MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) kicks off 2022 with drones, music, animation and film classes

“Ravalli County eighth- to 12th-graders will have incredible creative opportunities in the new year,” said Clare Ann Harff, MAPS Executive Director, in a press release. “From building drones and character drawing for animation, to creating music from scratch and a promotional video for the Ravalli DUI Task Force, MAPS studios will be hopping this winter!”

MAPS Media: ‘What stories will you tell?’

Take a quick trip to mapsmediainstitute.com for class overviews and to learn more about our statewide programming.

Film by Harlem, MT students, “Looking Forward from Yesterday,” showcase the joys and sorrows that create a culture

“My teacher told me that we can’t get mad at people for being so ignorant because we don’t put anything out there to teach them. So I want to teach more about my culture while learning my culture,” explained Blackcrow.

MAPS Media Institute receives $36,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

MAPS Media Institute’s project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.

Nonprofit MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) provides professional media arts education for Montana students

The goal of MAPS is to empower Montana’s next generation through professional media arts instruction. This is done through mentors in education who provide professional courses in design, film, music and technology. The courses are held online and in-person and are free for any student in 8th through 12th grade.

MAPS Media Institute film series continues on Montana PBS April 1 – “EAST”

This unique film was written, filmed, directed and edited by teen artists in a series of weekend workshops. The film follows a day in the life of three youth exploring their sense of place and the bonds of friendship they discover on their journey.

Media Arts in the Public Schools (MAPS) series airing on MT PBS in 2021

A new film series produced by MAPS Media Institute will premiere on Montana PBS at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7.

Ronald Reagan – The Importance of Stories

Telling a story, he made me understand, helps make your case in a way that no abstraction can: A story builds an emotional bond, and emotional bonds build trust.

Tell Us Something December 2020 newsletter – What 80 Innovation Leaders Say About The Power Of Storytelling

A big part of the pandemic has been the feeling of isolation that many of us feel as we are staying home to stay safe. Sharing our stories can help with feelings of depression and anxiety. And it can help connect us with each other and ourselves. Sharing stories is essential to human nature.

MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) enters 17th year with high hopes and solid plans

The mission of MAPS is “to empower, inspire and prepare Montana’s next generation for future success through professional media arts instruction, engaged community service and compassionate mentoring”, giving young people the tools they’ll need to succeed in the 21st century.

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