Foundation / Corporation
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Grants ranging from $500 to $30,000 to Austin, Texas K-12 schools and teachers to support innovative projects that promote and ensure continued access to outstanding arts education. By providing additional resources for teachers and students, the fund supports creative learning projects that may be replicated across the District.
The Fund is designed to help teachers meet their instructional goals through the arts, support innovative ideas and practices, and increase the breadth and depth of creative opportunities for students.
A small amount of grants of amounts higher than $30,000 are available. The application process for these larger grants is highly competitive and includes detailed stringent reporting requirements.
The Foundation will evaluate projects according to the following merits:
1. The Contribution of the project, which includes:
-The potential Impact of the project on student learning
-How well the project meets the Needs of Students
-How well the project meets one or more of the Goals of the Austin Creative Classroom Fund
-How well the project meets the Goals of the Department, Program or Strand
-How well the project meets one of more of the Goals of the School
-The potential for the project to be Replicable and/or Sustainable
2. The Creative Quality of the project, which includes:
-The Artistic merit of the project
-The Educational merit of the project
-The Creative merit of the project
3. The Capacity to successfully implement the project, which includes:
-Adequacy of funding and other resources
-The capabilities of the lead faculty and staff involved
-The strength of collaboration, if appropriate
While any AISD school may apply, priority consideration will be given to applications from Austin ISD elementary schools with an enrollment of more than 60 percent students who are qualified for the federal free and reduced lunch program and any officially designated Fine Arts Academy.
Generally, the Austin Creative Classroom Fund will not fund:
-Activities designed to supplant current school arts funding
-Incentives such as gift cards
-Travel for concerts, competitions, etc.
-Staff time associate with regular or normal duties
-One-time performances on or off campus
-Projects focused primarily on STEM (We encourage you to seek funding from one of the many other funding sources favoring these projects.)
Schools can apply for and receive more than one grant.
GrantWatch ID#: 140974
$500 - $100,000
2014-2015 school year
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Austin Creative Classroom Fund
5511 Parkcrest #207
Austin, TX 78731
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