Artists in Schools Grants

Artists in Schools grants are intended 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 2019-20 school year.

The maximum grant award per school is $1,450 annually, contingent on the availability of funds. Grant awards do not cover the total cost of an artist fee, therefore schools also contribute funding to support artist(s) working with their students.

Applications are made available to all schools that meet eligibility requirements in August and are due in early September. Virtual training sessions for Cultural Arts Representatives will be held at the beginning of August. Participating schools may apply for a maximum of four grants, including:

Performance Grants
Schools may apply for up to 50% of artist fee or $325 (whichever is less) for either one or two performances by different artists.

Workshop/Residency Grant
Schools may apply for up to 50% of artist fee or $400 (whichever is less) for one workshop or residency.

Writer Residency Grant
Schools may apply for up to 50% of writer fee or $400 (whichever is less) for one writer residency.

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