Artists in Schools Grant

Residency with Black Box Dance Theatre
Residency with Black Box Dance Theatre


Artists in Schools grants are intended to help schools hire professional teaching artists to offer curriculum-based arts instruction for students in a K-12 setting and take place during the school day. Approximately 150 charter, public and private schools participate each year. See a list of participating schools in the 2022-23 school year.

Grant applications are accepted each fall. Notification of awarded amounts and the contracting process immediately follow. Grant awards do not cover the total cost of an artist fee, therefore schools also contribute funding to support the artist(s) working with their students.

School Eligibility
To be eligible for grant funding, schools must:

The maximum grant award per school for the current year can not exceed $1,800 and is contingent on the availability of funds. Eligible schools may apply for a maximum of four (4) grants, including:

  • two performance grants with different artists (up to $400 for each)
  • one workshop/residency grant (up to $500)
  • one week-long writer residency grant (up to $500)

Participation Fee
Schools provide a $100 non-refundable fee to participate in the program. 

To learn more about the Artists in Schools grants use the orange menu at the top of the page or contact Julia Mastropaolo at [email protected] or (919) 839-1498, ext. 210.