2019 REX FOUNDATION GRANTEE
Kid Pan Alley is an arts organization that facilitates collaborative songwriting among children of all ages. Empowering and inspiring children to work together to become creators of their own music and culture, Kid Pan Alley was founded in 1999 by musician and composer Paul Reisler. Kid Pan Alley has worked with students as young as 4 and as old as 104.
This grant will be used towards Shared Stories, an intergenerational songwriting and storytelling program that invites the aging community to share their unique personal stories with school age children. Children learn about the rich history and the challenges and successes experienced by elders within their own community. The children then have the opportunity to create an original song inspired by the stories and perform their work for their school and community at the end of the residency week.