Schools following the traditional calendar may apply for Artists in Schools grants to support programs scheduled between October and June. Schools following a year-round calendar may apply for one grant to be used for programming in the summer months (July, August, and September). Summer programs involve a separate grant application.
Cultural Arts Representatives
Cultural Arts Representatives are volunteers who serve as the primary liaison between a school and an artist. They are either parent members of the school’s PTA or teachers within the school. Some Cultural Arts representatives have served their schools for many years, while others are new to Artists in Schools. Cultural Arts Representatives collaborate with faculty, administration, and the PTA to identify the school’s cultural arts programming needs and help decide which artist(s) to invite to work with their students.
While not required, Cultural Arts Representatives from different schools may choose to work together and arrange “block booking” when scheduling an artist.
Connecting with Schools
Artists provide details about their programs through:
- the Artists in Schools Directory, a publicly accessible online resource that lists all Artists in Schools approved programs
- face-to-face meetings during the Expo (formerly known as the Cultural Arts Booking Fair)
- direct communication with Cultural Arts Representatives when and only when that Cultural Arts Representative has requested to be on an artists private listserv
- social media platforms