New Deadline for Arts Education Partnership Grant Application
Greene County Council on the Arts is offering funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for in-school arts programming through the Arts Education (AE) grant program. This grant program supports the role that local cultural organizations and/or individual artists play in engaging K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. AE funds are designed to support new or first time arts education projects in K-12 public school classrooms in Columbia, Greene and Schoharie Counties.
NEW THIS YEAR: The applicant will be a cultural organization or individual artist, not the school. Also new – Schoharie County has been added to the eligibility list.
The application deadline is December 14, 2012 for Fall and Spring 2012-2013 school year programs. (Retroactive funding for fall programming) Technical assistance is available to potential and returning Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie County applicants. Have questions? Need help? Give us a shout at 943-3400 or email@example.com.
Purpose: Regrant funds are directed to cultural organizations and/or artists who work in partnership with public schools. Regrant projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. 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 the same group of students.
AE regrants fund a maximum of 50% of the project’s total cash expenses and should include costs for project evaluation and documentation. AE regrant funds must not replace, or appear to replace, the role of certified arts teachers in schools.
Eligible partnerships must involve a direct collaboration between artist/arts organization applicants and at least one K-12 class at a public school in Greene,Columbia, or SchoharieCounty. Artists/organizations partnering with a school in the same county in which they reside may apply to the program directly. Artists/organizations outside our tri-county service area, those partnering with schools based in counties other than those the artist resides in, and arts organizations who have applied for and/or received NYSCA funding are also eligible but must apply through a sponsoring local conduit organization.
- A teacher and a core group of students (one or more classes) must be identified who will have sustained contact with the same artist or organization for a minimum of three (3) contact sessions. These contact sessions must be separated by at least one day.
- Generally, the school partner contributes some cash toward the expenses of the project. The more the school is able to contribute, the higher the proposal may score during panel deliberations. The contribution may be a combination of cash and in-kind resources and can come from PTSO funds, BOCES arts cosers, district professional development funds, fundraisers and other grants.
Contact: For Applications/Information – Colette Lemmon, Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414. 518-943-3400. Colettegcca@hotmail.com or www.greenearts.org
Funding: This Arts Education grant program is funded and supported by the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency, with additional support through the Stewarts Shops Holiday Match and Wal*Mart.