‘Glee’ Donating $1 Million to School Arts Programs
If you feel like those wacky 'Glee' kids are everywhere lately, you aren't alone -- heck, even Cory Monteith supposedly thinks they need to take it down a notch. But in between all that singing, dancing and carrying on, the show is spreading an important pro-arts message, and the latest 'Glee' project is backing it up with some serious cash.
The 'Glee' Give a Note Campaign, coordinated through Twentieth Century Fox, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the show, is looking to raise $1 million for art programs at schools across the country.
To submit their schools for grant money, students are being encouraged to display their talents for the camera -- including singing, dancing, or apparently impersonating a 'Glee' character -- and submit the video for public viewing and voting.
Eligible entries will stay online for 30 days and two rounds of voting, after which the NAfME panel will cast the final ballot, determining which 73 schools will receive a portion of the grant.
'Glee' is also putting its money where its mouth is, so to speak, by donating $1 from the sale of each season two DVD or Blu-ray set toward efforts to save or subsidize school arts programs.
For more information on the 'Glee' Give a Note Campaign, click here.