Artists in Schools grant applications are available within the current school year. After a Cultural Arts Representative verifies eligibility, he/she may proceed with an application on behalf of a school.
Requests for a maximum of four grants include:
- Two Performance Grants
Schools may apply for up to 50 percent of the artist’s fee or $400 (whichever is less) for up to two performances by different artists.
- One Workshop/Residency Grant
Schools may apply for up to 50 percent of the artist’s fee or $500 (whichever is less) for one workshop or residency.
- One Writer Residency Grant
Schools may apply for up to 50 percent of the writer’s fee or $500 (whichever is less) for one writer residency.
The Cultural Arts Representatives along with teachers, the principal, and when appropriate, the PTA president, should work together to identify programs of interest.
Then the Cultural Arts Representative will begin discussing possible programming with specific artists from the Artists in Schools Directory. A round of negotiations should ultimately reveal answers to each question on the application.
The application requires that you know:
- program title
- program type/format (indicated in the directory)
- date(s) the artist will implement the program
- total artist fee and the amount of funding requested to support the program
A non-refundable $100 fee is due with the submission of the grant application. This fee does not affect the amount of grant funding received or the payment due to artists. Schools in their first year of operation and Wake County Public School System alternative schools are exempt from this fee.
Instructions for completing an application are provided during each of the training sessions.