The deadline for arts education project grants has been extended to May 15. Eligible applicants include public, private, charter or parochial schools; a group of schools; school districts; colleges and universities; state and local government; and nonprofit community-based organizations.
The South Carolina Arts Commission invites applications for a new arts education grant created to fund projects and programs that use the arts to meet the educational, developmental and social needs of K-12 students. Arts Education Projects (AEP) grants are designed to support quality arts education programs in both traditional arts education settings (schools, arts organizations) and other organizations that utilize the arts to advance learning in children (social service, health, community, education or other organizations). Grants of up to $15,000 are available. Grantees must match their grant 1:1.
This grant program was developed based on the work by the 2014 Arts Education Task Force, which was created to respond to new research and a new climate for education and arts education reform in South Carolina. The task force identified several opportunities, including new arts education funding and joining with new community partners and afterschool/summer program providers to extend the reach of arts education funding.
Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- After school classes
- Artist residencies
- Public art projects
- Acquisition of critical equipment or supplies
- Program planning
- Professional development for instructors, artists and/or administrators
Eligible applicants include public, private, charter or parochial schools; a group of schools; school districts; colleges and universities; state and local government; and nonprofit community-based organizations. ABC sites are not eligible. Individual artists wishing to implement K-12 arts projects should partner with an eligible school or organization that will serve as the applicant and project administrator.
Application deadline is May 15, 2015.
Read the complete guidelines and application instructions online. Your county coordinator is available to answer additional questions.
Image: Winthrop University’s ST-ARTS program