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Arts in Education (AiE) Grants

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (ACAAC)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #147331

Grant Description

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Grants to Maryland public and private K-12 schools in eligible locations for educational arts and cultural programs. Funding is intended to present high-quality performances and support residencies for students in dance, music, theater, history, and arts-related or arts-integrated projects. Eligible projects take place in and benefit Anne Arundel County. Proposed programming can be either in person or virtual.

Grant programs: 

  • Arts in Education Residency Grant: Residencies should include a minimum of five workshops of at least 45 minutes held with the same cohort of students. Ideally, this group should be class-sized or smaller. Residency grants will also support:
    • Programs involving joint participation of teachers, students, and artists
    • One orientation meeting with teachers
    • Textbooks and supplies relating to the program
    • Artist travel fees
  • Arts in Education Auditorium Grant: The grant funds an auditorium-style assembly facilitated by registered Arts Council or MSAC artists. 

Funding is limited to residencies or performances by artists listed on the following approved artist rosters: ACAAC, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), Artivate, or Arts For Learning, Maryland. See Pre-Application Information, below, for links. 

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Arts in Education grants are open to all public and private accredited K -12 schools, private and public, in Anne Arundel County.

This program does not support: In-service training for teachers; release time for teachers; receptions; evening performances; awards or trophies; transportation for students or staff; or venue rental.

Pre-Application Information:

FY2023 Arts in Education Grants Timeline:
1) Grant application cycle opens September 15, 2022
2) Grant application period closes October 31, 2022, by 11:59 PM.
3) Arts Council award letters to recipients on or before: November 15, 2022.
4) The grant award payment will be made by check to school applicants, or ACH transfer to PTO/PTA applicants on or before December 1, 2022
5) Final reports to be completed by June 30, 2023.

ACAAC is unable to fully fund most programs, so it is recommended that you plan a 1:1 cash match for your project. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure the additional funding needed through the school, PTA/PTO, or other source.

Each school may apply for no more than two (2) grants per school (i.e. one of each grant or 2 residency grants or 2 auditorium grants) per fiscal year.

Artist rosters:
- ACAAC: https://www.acaac.org/our-programs/teaching-artist-directory/
- Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC): https://www.msac.org/programs/arts-education/teaching-artist-roster
- Artivate: https://www.goartivate.org/
- Arts For Learning: https://www.artsforlearningmd.org/

Contact Information:

Apply online (from Sept. 15): https://artscouncilofannearundelcountynew.submittable.com/submit

If you have questions about ACAAC Arts in Education grants, please contact Susan Baum at susan.baum@acaac.org.

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
2666 Riva Road, Suite 150
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 222-7949
Email: info@acaac.org

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