Arts Education grants support the role that local cultural organizations and/or individual artists can play in engaging K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. These funds are designed to support arts education projects in K-12 public school settings. Funds are directed to cultural organizations and/or individual artists working in partnership with public schools. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Inter-curricular collaboration is encouraged but not required. Projects must take place in schools and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with students.
This is an artist (or cultural organization) led process. Schools may not apply directly. Programs may not replace arts specialists in the school.
This is a competitive process. All applications are extensively evaluated according to the criteria and priorities.