Education Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)

Period of Performance

6/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Funding Totals

$73,046.00 (approved)
$72,682.00 (awarded)

Roberts Wesleyan College A.S. Arts & Culture

FAIN: AH-274838-20

Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY 14624-1933)
David Basinger (Project Director: May 2020 to July 2023)

The retention of three faculty and administrative positions, to ensure the continuation of the associate degree program in Arts and Culture.

The Roberts Wesleyan College A.S. Arts and Culture project seeks funding to enable our new Associate of Science in Arts & Culture to stay on track to be offered in Fall 2020. The degree represents our first Associate's Degree and is the first of its kind in New York State to combine the study and application of arts and culture on an associate's level and be fully accessible to working adults as a fully online, reduced rate evening program. Funding would preserve the Project Director position and partial FTE of two related positions supporting the online delivery of instruction.

Media Coverage

Two local organizations awarded humanities grants (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Velvet Spicer
Publication: Rochester Business Journal
Date: 7/2/2021
Abstract: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded more than $2.3 million statewide to support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming, including more than $200,000 in awards to two area organizations. “Nonprofits and cultural organizations are critical parts of the Upstate economy that create jobs and serve vital functions so I am pleased to provide this critical federal support to help them survive through the COVID crisis,” said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-NY), who led the negotiations to create this stream of funding in the CARES Act. In the Finger Lakes Region, George Eastman Museum will receive $135,000 for transforming audience engagement and reach through digital programs, while Roberts Wesleyan College will receive $73,046 for the college’s A.S. Arts & Culture.
URL: http://

Associated Products

A.S. Arts & Culture and Humanities (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: A.S. Arts & Culture and Humanities
Author: Dr. Matthew Moore
Author: Dr. Benjamin Espinoza
Abstract: The Arts and Culture associates degree exposes students to a broad canvas of history, literature, the arts, and culture. The program includes courses in the liberal and fine arts and will prepare critical thinkers who can engage in cultural conversations with intelligence, and can work in a myriad of professional settings. Students will also be prepared with a strong foundation for continued education in bachelor’s-level programs. Designed for working professionals to complete in 12-24 months, 100 percent online.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://
Primary URL Description: Arts and Culture, A.S.
Audience: Undergraduate

FNAR 2300: The Art of Film (3 Credits) (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: FNAR 2300: The Art of Film (3 Credits)
Author: Dr. Matthew Moore
Abstract: Students will learn film history and literature as well as the impact of film on popular culture. Film's potential for raising and exploring meaningful issues and its capacity to instruct and edify are considered. Overall, this course serves as an introduction to film and its relation to the world.
Year: 2021
Audience: Undergraduate