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Creative New Zealand - Arts Council of New Zealand

The main arts development and funding organization in New Zealand.

Creative Napier

Site describing Creative Napier's purpose, structure and activities.


Providing competition guidelines for New Zealand's creative industries.

Chrysalis Seed Trust

The Chrysalis Seed Trust is a unique organisation in New Zealand, helping resource the arts community from a Christian perspective.

Christchurch Community Arts Council

A group whose prime objectives are to encourage and promote the arts, to act as an advocate for community arts, and to make grants and subsidies available for community arts projects.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships

The fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. The institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University. Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Institute community are required during the fellowship year. Fellows are expected to present their work-in-progress and to attend other fellows' events. Radcliffe also welcomes proposals from small groups of scholars (three to five) who have research interests or projects in common and wish to spend a year as fellows together pursuing those aims. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply.

Roberto Longhi Foundation Fellowships

Fellowships are available for nine months at the institute for those who are seriously dedicated to research in the history of art, particularly Italian painting from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Eligible are Italian citizens who possess degrees from Italian universities with theses in the history of art, and non-Italian citizens who have fulfilled the preliminary requirements for doctoral degrees in the history of art at an accredited university or institution of equal standing. Fellows begin their research in October; they must collaborate on a specific group research project selected by the scientific committee while doing research on their own projects. Fellows are also required to attend seminars, lectures, and other activities arranged by the institute. Deadline varies each year, usually falling in late May. Further information may be obtained from the secretariat, or visit the Web site.

Rockwell International Corporate Trust Grants Program

Grants are awarded in the areas of education and youth development, with emphasis in math, science, and engineering; and culture and the arts, with emphasis on youth educational programs. Rockwell also contributes to health, human services, and civic organizations and also gives special consideration to qualifying organizations in which employees are involved as volunteers. Types of support include capital grants, challenge/matching grants, conferences and seminars, development grants, endowments, research grants, scholarship funds, and general operating grants. Awards include single-year, multiple-year, and provisional continuing support of specific programs. Applicants should submit full, detailed proposals. Proposals are accepted at any time. At the Web site, click on About Us, then Corporate Citizenship, and then Rockwell Automation Corporation Trust.

Reach-A-Star Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants in California for innovative K-8 educational projects and teachers' professional development, with a focus on teacher-initiated programs that provide diverse and creative learning opportunities for children in the areas of math, science, arts, music, literacy, language and communication, business and economics, and leadership. The foundation encourages innovation, initiative, and creativity as the approach to children's learning experiences. The foundation also supports professional development programs for teachers and educators. Teachers' professional development grants subsidize or cover the cost of professional development programs. Applications should include a letter of recommendation from the principal or other school administrator. The foundation also supports education mini-grants. Application forms are available on the Web site.

Saint Paul Companies Foundation Grants

Saint Paul Companies is dedicated to strengthening the communities in which its employees live and work. Grants are considered for programs that fall under one or more of the following focus areas: enrich lives and celebrate diversity through arts and culture; revitalize communities; and educate underserved populations to create social and economic opportunities. Grants are made for operating,support, program/project support, capital support, start-up funding, and transitional support. Grantmaking is restricted to the Twin Cities (primarily Saint Paul), the Baltimore area, the United Kingdom, and selected locations where the corporation has a significant business presence. An organization seeking funds for new programs should begin the application process by submitting a one-page letter describing the request. The foundation no longer accepts paper applications; all applications must be made online. Application guidelines are available online.

NYSCA Arts in Education Grants

The arts in education program is a cooperative effort of the council and the State Education Department, with the council as the administering agency. The council supports cultural institutions that form partnerships with schools to create programs that improve or enhance the study of the arts and environmental science and other curriculum areas through the arts, for students pre-K-12. The intent of the program is to involve teachers, artists, and arts professionals in collaborative efforts that will result in direct, active arts experiences for children. The funding categories are operating support, implementation, planning, and special projects. Certain requirements and restrictions apply in each category. Public schools, BOCES, and artists interested in artist in residence programs or technical assistance to develop or evaluate arts in education programs should contact New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists in Residence, 155 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Fl, New York, NY 10013; (212) 366-6900. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact the council for exact dates. Application materials may be downloaded from the Web site at http://www.nysca.org/forms.html.

NYSCA Museum Grants

This program seeks to ensure the care and interpretation of the state's cultural heritage through a commitment to supporting high-quality exhibitions, educational programs, and publications, especially those that interpret the art and history of traditionally underserved populations. The program supports expanding public access to the museums of New York State, the presentation of high-quality, well-researched exhibitions, especially those that explore the art and history of groups whose cultural contributions have been consistently underrepresented; interpretive programs that will give the general public the opportunity to understand the artistic and/or historical content of exhibitions and also will place the exhibitions in a meaningful cultural context; the upgrading, care, and documentation of collections; development and adoption of professional practices in all areas of museum work; and appropriate compensation of museum professionals within the context of an institution's community. Funding categories are general operating support; planning for organizational change; collections management; conservation treatment; art exhibitions; history, science, and anthropology exhibitions; exhibitions planning; and museum education and interpretation. Applicants to this program may request funding for no more than five projects and are encouraged to apply for fewer than five; multiyear general operating support qualifies as one of the five requests. Each category and subcategory carries its own requirements for application. Guidelines should be obtained from the program. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact the program office for exact dates. Application materials may be downloaded from the Web site.

NYSCA Visual Arts Grants

The program, through its funding, aims to reflect the expansive range of contemporary art activity as defined by artists. The program will support any organization that aims to expand the range of contemporary art by assisting artists' efforts to create high-quality new work; by producing and presenting this work to the public; and by interpreting contemporary art for the public and the state's artistic community, while helping to foster critical commentary. Especially welcome are adventurous and risk-taking programs/projects, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work, new developing forms, performance-oriented art, work of an experimental nature, and projects that stress process over product. Further consideration will be given to organizations and projects that ensure equal participating opportunities to artists of diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic background; to women artists; to artists in mid- and/or advanced stages of their careers who have not received exposure or recognition for their work; and to artists who are disabled. Funding categories include general operating support, general program support, artists in residence, single exhibitions, and special projects. Each of these categories carries special instructions, requirements, and restrictions. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact the program office for exact dates. Application materials may be downloaded from the Web site.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grants to Individuals/Organizations

Requests for proposals offer support to nonprofit organizations, schools, and individuals in the following focus areas: advocacy, cultural collaborations, new audiences, creative alternatives, and education. General operating support is designed to provide partial operating costs to the state's arts producing or presenting organizations with proven histories of maintaining high artistic standards and that can demonstrate sound planning, a capacity to support or assist artists, and serve a statewide audience or a particular constituency. The expansion arts program is a collaboration between the council, the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Business Volunteers for the Arts/Rhode Island to support ethnic and cultural diversity in the arts. Application forms and guidelines are available on the Web site.

USF Irvine Minority Scholar Dissertation Fellowships

The university invites applications for dissertation-year fellowships from minority students in one of the following programs: College of Arts and Sciences--dance or visual and performing arts, history (ancient Mediterranean, Asian, California, Middle Easter), philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology and religious studies; College of Professional Studies--organizational development/behavior, information systems management; and School of Education--teacher education, counseling psychology; and School of Nursing--medical/surgincal nursing. USF senior faculty serve as mentors and consultants while the scholar completes the dissertation and initiates an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work, develops a repertoire of potential course offerings, and familiarizes him-/herself with the service responsibilities of a university faculty member. Scholars teach one undergraduate course in the discipline each semester, serve as resources to students and faculty, and contribute to USF's multicultural living/learning environment through activities that celebrate ethnic diversity and cultural pluralism. The program provides a stipend and limited support for relocation and research-related expenses plus housing support, office space and computer, and library privileges.

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Grants

The council awards a variety of grants to area organizations and individuals. The Organizational Support Grant supports local arts organizations and assists in the day-to-day operations of the organization. The grant is available to funded member organizations of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Arts-In-Education Grant partners artists with educators, bringing hands-on arts experiences to thousands of students each year. The program is planned and administered in conjunction with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. The Regional Artist Project Grant offers support to artists in the local community and region, helping each artist further his or her professional development. Individual artists and small, unincorporated groups are eligible to apply for this grant. The Project Assistance Grant provides funding to support individuals and arts organizations for a specific project for the benefit of a wide community audience. The Advertising Assistance Program is supported by the Winston-Salem Journal and provides a cost-savings of advertising dollars for local arts agencies promoting their organizations through the print media. The program is available to member organizations of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Guidelines and applications are available online.

Washington Gas Grants

The corporate giving program primarily serves the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, and focuses on three primary areas: education--K-12 educational activities, with attention given to mathematics, science, technology, engineering, business, and arts education; environment, focusing on preservation of air quality, land use, and water quality; and health--improving the health and well-being of individuals within the community, with emphasis on illness prevention through energy-assistance programs for low-income households to heat and cool their homes. Support is provided for specific programs rather than for general funding. Written requests must be received between October 1 and May 30. Guidelines are available online.

Smithsonian Senior Fellowships

Each year, an occasional appointment is made to distinguished senior scientists for research in the fields of anthropology, natural history, environmental science and ecological processes, tropical biology, African art and culture, oriental art, astrophysics and related topics, history of science and technology, American cultural and social history, or art history. The fellowship term is three to 12 months. Prior to submitting applications, interested senior scientists should consult with Smithsonian staff in their chosen fields. Applications are posted to the Web site in September.

Tom's of Maine Grants

The company awards grants in Maine and nationally in the areas of education, the environment, the arts, and human services. In the area of education, the company seeks to fund innovative programs for children and adults, especially projects that encourage community involvement and foster environmental awareness. Art grants support the performing and visual arts, programs and resources for the arts, and artistic cultural programs with interactive and educational components. Company grants also address social issues, especially those affecting youths, people with disabilities, and indigenous peoples. Environmental projects, with a focus on animal welfare, conservation, wildlife, and biodiversity, also are considered. The company gives priority to projects that integrate two or more of its giving categories. Applications are accepted between November 1st and February 1st.

MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Grants

The program supports exemplary community schools of the arts/K-12 public schools partnerships that address a recognized need; prioritize student learning and achievement; provide pedagogically sound arts education experiences; and address national, state, or local arts education standards. Minimally, partnership programs must provide sequential arts instruction weekly for 24 weeks during the school year. Instruction may be offered during the school day, out-of-school time, or both. Through the project, the Guild will publish and distribute the Partners in Excellence Handbook, a guide to best practices in community schools of the arts/public school partnerships; present two partnership training institutes; and support the partnerships during the school year through the grant award. A community school that is not a member of the National Guild should return a completed membership application form (available online) and first-year's dues payment with the application. Guidelines are available online.

McKnight Foundation Distinguished Artist Award

The award recognizes individual artists who have had enduring and exceptional careers that have made a substantial impact on the arts in Minnesota. Consideration is based on the quality of the nominated artists's work, commitment to their field, and ways in which they have enriched life for audiences and the community. Nominations are retained for three years.

Kentucky Arts Council Artists in Residence--Artist Grants

KAC administers two grant programs (Artists in Residence and the Teacher Incentive program) which place outstanding professional artists into residencies in Kentucky schools to work, demonstrate their art forms, and share their ideas, creativity, and talents with students of all ages. Artists admitted to the KAC's Artist Roster can work in either of these programs. Artists may apply to the Roster in the following arts discipline areas (list is not meant to be limiting as other arts areas will apply): visual arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, etc.; media arts, including film/video, audio, computer animation, etc.; traditional/folk arts, including individual components such as traditional native arts like storytelling, quilting, wood carving, fiddling, Appalachian circle dancing, etc.; folklife, including fieldwork, where local traditional artists are identified by the folklorist, possibly with the help of students; teacher or adult workshops, where folk arts and folklife are defined, residency activities planned, and follow-through strategies considered; presentations, where visiting traditional artists perform, demonstrate, or conduct workshops; performing arts, including music, theater, dance, etc.; and literary arts, including poetry, fiction, playwrighting, etc. Initially, new applicants' work samples and resumes will be evaluated for quality and experience by respected professional artists. Selected applicants will be interviewed in mid-February. Interviewers will be assessing the artist's knowledge of his/her discipline and ability to share the artistic processes involved; initiative, judgment and temperament; communication skills; project ideas; and willingness and desire to work with people, often in rural, isolated parts of Kentucky. Visit the Web site for application materials. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact program staff for exact dates.

School of Visual Arts National Scholarship

SVA has set aside scholarship funding for applicants to participate in four-year degree programs in advertising, graphic design, illustration, cartooning, animation, fine arts, photography, film and video, interior design, art education, and art therapy. Additional scholarship aid is awarded through the admissions process, based upon a review of merit and need. Partial merit scholarships are awarded to graduate students through the admissions process. Need- and merit-based grants are also available to continuing students through the offices of the chairs of the university's various programs. Contact the program office for application deadline dates.

Charlotte Martin Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants in two areas: youth and wildlife/habitat. Youth grants support programs for people age six to 21 in the areas of athletics, culture, and education. Types of support include capital campaigns and endowments. Applications are requested between April and September, but there are no specific application deadlines. Application and guidelines are available online.

Tofias Charitable Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants to nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with a focus on the arts. Two types of grants are available for a wide array of community groups: infrastructure focus--performance management, financial planning, fundraising, external relationship building, and management; and organizational focus--cultural heritage, identity and diversity along with educating society. Grants will be awarded to organizations that support the arts (this includes music, dance and visual). Organizations can be working to accomplish this goal through the development, promotion or education of the arts. The foundation is particularly interested in organizations with annual budgets up to $25 million dollars; strong, financially stable organizations where a small grant could address a specific need; proposals with clearly defined infrastructure goals and achievable implementation and evaluation plans; and organizations with strong leadership and an active volunteer network. One-year project grants are awarded. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed bi-annually. Guidelines are available online.

Maryland State Arts Council Artists in Education Grants

This program provides residencies, workshops, and performances by Maryland artists in all art forms in Maryland schools and other educational settings throughout the state, varying in length from a single day to a four-week residency. Disciplines covered in this program include poetry, visual arts, and performing arts. Organizations applying for an artist in residence must select the participating artist from the registry and make arrangements with that artist before contacting the council for supporting funds. Deadline dates may vary; contact the program director for exact dates.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Organizational Support

This program provides three-year matching grants to organizations with track records of excellence and community service. The mission of the council is to promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to promote the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of Massachusetts communities. The agency offers a variety of funding programs with varying deadline dates. Award amounts vary with specific funding programs. Disciplines in which grants will be awarded for the current fiscal year are history, literature, media arts, presenting and sponsoring, science, and service. Contact the council for details on the staggered cycle of funding opportunities.

NEA Summer Schools in the Arts
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The endowment sponsors this initiative to raise the quality and availability of arts education in communities nationwide. Summer programs provide environments free of the demands of the regular school day; challenging and engaging opportunities during the summer; immersion experiences; and comprehensive arts instruction that otherwise would not be available because of limited resources. Summer activities must take place during the summer; the 14-month period of support is intended to allow for planning, evaluation, and close out and follow up with appropriate schools or school districts. All grants require a match of at least one to one. To be considered, organizations must submit a statement of interest by the listed application deadline; full proposals are by invitation. Guidelines are available online.

Super Valu Foundation Grants

The food wholesaler and retailer focuses its philanthropy on education--focused on K-12 and postsecondary educational programs, with a special interest in leadership development and school-to-work readiness programs, and an additional focus on after-school educational programs for children; social services--generally addressed through significant grants allocated to the United Way in the corporate headquarters communities and to organizations that provide social services to at-risk populations; workforce development--focused on programs that provide job training and self-sufficiency programs for minority, physically challenged, disabled, and disadvantaged persons; hunger relief-- generally addressed through product and financial donations to comprehensive hunger relief organizations and nonprofit food distribution centers; and fine arts--support for a limited number of arts education programs in the corporate headquarters community. The foundation will accept requests in the form of the Minnesota Common Grant Application or the Supervalu foundation grant application.

CIUS Leo J. Krysa Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Krysa Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the faculty of Arts or Education about to enter the final year of study in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Applicant's programs must emphasize Ukrainian and/or Ukrainian-Canadian studies, through a combination of Ukrainian and East European or Canadian courses in one of the following areas: education, history, humanities, and the social sciences. The nonrenewal scholarship is for an eight-month period of study at any Canadian university.

Minority Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Scholar in Residence Grants

The program awards residential grants to minority scholars for dissertation research appointments in African American studies, classics and world religions, economics, English, geography, history, linguistics, modern languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology/anthropology. University faculty in the scholar's discipline serve as mentors and advisors while the scholar completes the doctoral dissertation. The scholar will teach one one-quarter course; make presentations of his/her research in department, college, and university colloquia; and participate in forums with undergraduates about succeeding in graduate study, etc. The scholar will receive a stipend plus benefits, office space, library privileges, and travel funds to attend a professional meeting in his/her field. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vita, a copy of the dissertation prospectus, an autobiographical sketch, a statement of purpose, graduate school transcript, and three letters of recommendation.

Wyoming Arts Council Arts in Education Technical Assistance/Inservice Grants

Teachers and administrators can obtain training in arts education through this category. The program supports bringing in outside expert help to design new arts curricula or to strengthen current programs and sending educators to workshops and classes to learn skills to train other teachers and administrators in Wyoming's schools and communities. A cash match of up to 70 percent of total expenses is required.

Wyoming Arts Council Arts in Education Special Project Grants

This category assists schools and other organizations in developing and strengthening arts education curricula through innovative planning, implementation, and assessment. A cash match of up to 70 percent of total expenses is required.

Wyoming Arts Council Artist in Residence Grants

This program places professional artists in schools, institutions, and communities to work and demonstrate their artistic disciplines. Residencies provide intensive, participatory experiences for students of all ages. Residencies can last from one week to one year and often include learning opportunities for students, teachers, parents and administrators, and the artist. The artist residency provides opportunities to learn about the critical, historical, and cultural traditions of a particular art form; to observe professional artists at work; and to work directly in the artistic medium. The artist and sponsor are free to negotiate above and beyond the minimum fee set by the council. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact program staff for exact dates.

Wyeth Predoctoral Fellowship

One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. The fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns the traditions of American art. The fellow is expected to spend one year of the fellowship period on dissertation research in the United States or abroad, and one year at the center to complete the dissertation.

WSW Hands-On-Art Visiting Artist Project Grants

Each year, with National Endowment for the Arts support, WSW awards two eight-week residencies to emerging artists in the book arts. Each residency supports the creation of an artist's book. The artist also interacts with students in WSW's studio-based art-in education program. The residencies will take place in September to October and March to April. Each award includes a stipend, materials budget, housing, and unlimited studio access. The first month of the residency is devoted to all aspects of design and production of a limited edition artist's book. During the second month, the artist continues book production and works with young people in the context of WSW's longstanding art-in-education program with public school students. This request for proposal is a two-step juried process. An artist interested in this opportunity first submits materials to WSW; WSW then applies to NEA.

Idaho Commission on the Arts School Connections: Audiences of Tommorrow Grants

Audiences of Tomorrow bring professional performances, exhibits, readings, and hands-on arts education activities to Idaho students. School Connections enhances and expands study of the arts as a basic component of education by building relationships between artists, arts organizations, and schools. Grants are made on a reimbursement basis for a maximum of 50 percent of direct costs, depending on available funds. Funds are limited, and priority will be given to projects that serve students attending schools in districts defined as rural by the state (counties with cities of 20,000 or fewer) or reach counties not previously served by the applicant's tour. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact the program director for exact dates.

Idaho Commission on the Arts QuickFunds Grants

QuickArts provides timely assistance to meet unanticipated opportunities for presenting or producing the arts, such as performances, exhibitions, festivals, conferences, artists' fees, arts education, and other programming in Idaho. QuickArts will make grants in three areas: QuickProject to organizations, individual artists, and teachers for project support; technical assistance for professional consultant services; and professional development to individual artists, art educators, and art administrators for activities that contribute to their professional development. Support may include, but is not limited to, fees for professional artists for a performance or project, release from work that will allow the artist time to complete a body of work, travel for a workshop or conference and registration fees, study with a mentor of significant accomplishment, and materials and supplies necessary to complete a body of work. Deadline dates may vary; contact the program office for exact dates.

Idaho Commission on the Arts Education Innovations Grants

These grants are intended to support projects that advance the goal of the arts as a basic part of education. Projects must seek to enhance current arts curricula or must assist in the goal of establishing ongoing arts programming in schools and organizations. Funds may be used for workshops, consultants, in-service training, and other projects designed to increase skills in and awareness of arts education. Activities may serve pre-K through 12 populations, adult, and/or special constituents directly or indirectly. Colleges and universities are encouraged to apply in this category. Deadline dates may vary; contact the program director for exact dates.

Iowa Arts Council Project Grants for Organizations

These grants are designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations to develop exemplary arts projects that benefit Iowans and the needs of Iowa communities. This project grant category emphasizes artistic excellence, encourages financial stability, and must demonstrate access to the arts for a broad constituency. Collaborations and the exploration of new experiences for audiences are encouraged. Funding priorities include projects that enhance existing programs in the schools and/or communities; include potential earned income; benefit or involve Iowa artists; benefit or involve special populations; reflect cultural diversity; benefit Iowans; confirm commitments from participating artists and project partners; utilize collaborations and partnerships; and utilize innovative concepts and methods.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The program awards fellowships to outstanding students pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Scholars may use the award to attend any accredited graduate school in the United States or abroad. The award funds tuition and fees and will include a stipend based on reasonable expenses and demonstrated need. Scholarships are renewable each year for the duration of the graduate degree program, as long as the fellow continues to meet the eligibility requirements. Application materials are available online.

Christensen Fund Regional Grants

The fund (TCF) focuses its grantmaking on maintaining the rich diversity of the world--biological and cultural--over the long run, by focusing on four geographic regions: the greater South West (Southwest United States and Northwest Mexico); Central Asia, Turkey, and Iran; the African Rift Valley (Ethiopia); and Northern Australia and Melanesia. Grants within the regional programs are generally directed to organizations based within those regions or, where appropriate, to internationally based organizations working in support of people and institutions on the ground. In general, grants are of one year or less duration; currently grants up to two years are by invitation only.

Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to women pursuing undergraduate or graduate education. Requests for applications must be made in writing and specify whether aid is being sought for undergraduate or graduate studies. Financial assistance is offered every year depending on progress shown.

Kentucky Arts Council Artists in Residence--Teacher Incentive Program (TIP) Grants

The program places professional artists into Kentucky schools and communities for one to four week residencies to demonstrate art forms and share their creativity with students and teachers. The goals of the program are: to enable teachers to collaborate with practicing, professional artists on design and implementation of innovative projects using short-term artists' residencies; and to involve students and teachers directly in the creative process during an artist's residency, and to integrate the arts into daily instruction. A teacher (or group of teachers) works directly with an artist to design a project, complete with evaluation and follow-through ideas. The project must involve the students and teachers directly in the creative process during an artist's residency of five or ten days. The artist is available for the equivalent of four class periods daily (30-60 minutes each), with each student group meeting with the artist a minimum of five times during the residency. Special events or professional development workshops can be substituted if mutually agreeable to the artist and teachers. Projects may focus on any artistic discipline or combination of disciplines, except folklife. Application materials are available on the Web site. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact program staff for exact dates.

Kentucky Arts Council Project Grants

The project grant provides opportunities for Kentucky nonprofit organizations to enhance their arts programs. Project support is a flexible category of funding assistance designed to support new or expanded arts activities. Projects funded in the past have included, but are not limited to, arts education, arts organizational development, individual artist assistance, and community arts development and partnership projects designed to maximize community resources in support of the arts. A letter of intent to apply is requested by March 1; full application is due March 31. Application materials are available on the Web site.

San Francisco Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants in the areas of the arts and humanities, community health, education, environment, social services, programs for children and youth, and urban affairs. Grants are awarded to support general operations, programs/projects, seed money, technical assistance, and program-related investments/loans. Preference will be given to applicants that present problem-solving projects, develop organizational capacity, or request short-term technical assistance. Applicants are encouraged to submit brief two- or three-page letters of intent outlining the proposed projects, the issues or problems to be addressed, and the applicant organizations' purpose and programs. The foundation conducts periodic how to apply workshops in the San Francisco office and locally throughout the five eligible counties. The listed deadlines are for letters of intent.

Manitoba Arts Council Interdisciplinary Artists in Schools Program Grants

The program is designed to enhance arts education in Manitoba schools by bringing together practicing professional artists of all artistic disciplines selected by juries, and they and their projects are highlighted in a directory that is sent to all Manitoba schools. The program consists of long-term residencies, short-term residencies, a mentor component, and a school readings component.

West Virginia Commission on the Arts Arts in Education Grants

The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of comprehensive arts programs that affect the educational environment for all students and community members. Programs may include presentation of artists in a variety of projects including residencies, performances, workshops, and special projects designed to foster use of all available cultural resources, such as artists, museums, arts centers, and organizations in order to augment the comprehensive study of the arts for students K-12 and beyond. Most grants for contract fees and expenses of artist(s) are made on a 50 percent matching basis. Sponsors of education projects should request the Arts in Education Artist Directory and Program Guide for information on West Virginia artists available for education projects. Visit the Web site for program updates.

Louisiana State Arts Council Arts in Education Program Grants

The program is intended to strengthen the role of the arts in the educational process and to demonstrate the value of the artist within that process. Arts Basic supports planning or programming grants that assist in making the arts basic to the K-12 curriculum in Louisiana schools. Arts in Education residencies place professional artists in public and private elementary and secondary schools to work and demonstrate their art forms and share their ideas, talents, and creativity. Arts in Education Projects support specific arts-related activities that relate to the artistic educational development of elementary and secondary school students. This category also provides support to defray costs of presenting and touring of in-school performances or exhibitions. Applicants may submit no more than three applications within the program. Grants must be matched one dollar for every two state dollars.

Maine Arts Commission Arts in Education Grants

The goals of the Arts in Education program are to assure that learning in the arts and through the arts will be a common practice in every school in Maine for every student, and that schools will be community centers that promote creativity and learning throughout the community. The commission invites school systems to develop visiting artist programs that actively support learning in and through the arts--arts opportunities for all children and youth in public schools. The commission focuses its arts education resources in different geographic areas of Maine on a three-year rotating cycle. The commission provides a matching grant of seed money, plus some training and technical support to each participating school system.

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