Friends of the Arts
FOTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the unfunded needs of 14 "major" artistic tracks at Blake Magnet High School of the Arts and to make meaningful and long lasting, cultural connections to the community. FOTA provides scholarships to high-potential seniors, connects teen artists to the community, and pays for unfunded art supplies covering the following artistic tracks: Band, Chorus, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Guitar, Harp, Journalism, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Piano, TV/Film, Technical Theatre and Visual Arts. Blake High School is home to a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of an extensive and innovative arts program including: four large visual art studios, a multi-form theatre, a 600-seat proscenium theatre, three dance studios, computer labs, music rehearsal halls, music practice rooms, creative writing labs, journalism lab, photography darkrooms and a television studio. The most talented Blake students continue on to some of the top continuing education institutions, including, Julliard, the American Ballet, and Harvard. Without FOTA, this calibre of arts education would not be available to many of our students.