Explore the wonderful works of art available on the 2017-2018 EFA Rep at www.efa-rep.org.
Featuring artists from Scotland to New York City to Memphis, EFA Presents! provides schools with easy access to performances and visual arts exhibitions from around the world. These acclaimed works of art are available to schools at little to no cost, depending on student grade level and the individual work of art. EFA includes an education guide and a partial K-8 bus rebate to assist with field trip transportation.
Elementary and Middle Schools | Free Admission Credit
In May 2007, the superintendents of the ten school districts approved the EFA Presents! Admission Credit in recognition of the importance of maintaining access to high-quality arts education programming during difficult economic times. The exciting initiative provides free admission to select works of art for K-8 students.
Each elementary and middle school receives one admission credit per enrolled K-8 student. The admission credits may be redeemed for free admission to any combination of works of art available on the EFA Rep. One student attending a work of art equals the use of one admission credit unless otherwise noted.
If a school uses all of its credits for the school year, but wants to attend additional works of art, it may purchase extra admissions at a cost of only $2.00 per student for field trips. Schools electing to purchase additional admissions will receive an invoice from the Kalamazoo RESA Business Office in June for the amount due.
In addition, EFA provides a bus transportation rebate to assist with transportation expenses for K-8 students.
High Schools | $2.00 Admission Fee and Bus Rebate for Select Works of Art
High schools may purchase admission for students in grades 9-12 at a heavily subsidized rate. Admission costs $2.00 per student for most field trips or $100.00 per school for the Fantastic Fur & Feathers traveling exhibition. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts offers docent-guided tours of Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts and My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action free-of-charge to school groups. Schools electing to purchase admissions will receive an invoice from the Kalamazoo RESA Business Office in June for the amount due.
Special offer: The EFA Bus Rebate usually does not apply to high schools. For 2017-2018, however, high schools may use the Bus Rebate to attend Take Me To The River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue. Admission costs $2.00 per student.
Preschool Classrooms | $2.00 Admission Fee for Select Works of Art
The works of art on the EFA Rep typically are not suitable for students younger than 5 years old. Occasionally, the EFA Rep includes a work of art designed for younger audiences and preschool classrooms may purchase admission at a heavily subsidized rate. Schools electing to purchase admissions will receive an invoice from the Kalamazoo RESA Business Office in June for the amount due.
Special offer: For 2017-2018, preschool students are invited to attend Fish And Games’ production of The Polar Bears Go Up! Admission costs $2.00 per student. The EFA Bus Rebate also applies to preschool classrooms for this performance.
Questions?For more information about EFA Presents!, call Deb Strickland at (269) 250-9393. Information and previews of the available works of art can be found at www.efa-rep.org.