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2014 Arts in Education Grants

Grants to Indiana K-12 Schools & Teaching Artists
to Develop & Implement Arts Learning Programs

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Indiana Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

10/11/13 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $3,000 are available to Indiana K-12 schools and teaching artists to form partnerships that will lead to successful development and implementation of educational projects to take place during school hours. Projects can be inter- or cross-disciplinary initiatives that encourage integrated arts learning of focus on a specific art process. The inclusion of an event, exhibition, concert or performance that is free and open to the public as part of the program is strongly encouraged.

Qualified applicants will be asked to develop a balanced and working partnership to help develop and implement a successful educational project. The role of the partnership is seen as an enhancement to the work of the professional educator in the educational setting, not intended to replace staff or faculty. All projects must include and meet a minimum of five (5) current Indiana Academic Standards. Current standards may be found on the Indiana Department of Education website.

The IAC believes the arts are an essential part of a balanced, quality education and a vehicle for increasing critical thinking skills. Where they exist, schools must involve their arts specialist in all phases of this project. The IAC also recommends the involvement of other teachers, parents, and administrators.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136070

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

Term of Contract:

Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Charter schools
Any eligible teaching artist who is 18 years or older:
- Lived in Indiana for one year immediately preceding the date of application;
- Must be and remain an Indiana resident during the grant period;
- Is NOT Enrolled in any degree-granting program (undergraduate, graduate and doctorate) as of October 11th, 2012;
- Is NOT applying as part of a collaboration for which another artist is also applying in the same year;
- Is NOT applying on behalf of an organization (organizations, other than schools, may not apply).

Pre-Application Information:

The AIE Program applicants must match every dollar requested from and provided by the Indiana Arts Commission with one dollar of school funds, contributed funds, in-kind donations, or services. Funding must not replace pre-existing allocations for arts education activities. Funding may be supplemented with other state/federal funding, but may not exceed more than 50% of the total project expense and one may not serve as match for the other.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Relay IN: 711 or 800.743.3333

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USA: Indiana