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Educational Artistic Presentations and Residencies

Arts in Education (AiE) Grants

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Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (ACAAC)

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Grants to Maryland public and private K-12 schools in eligible regions for educational artistic and cultural presentations. Eligible projects may be either in-person or presented virtually. Funding is intended for performances organized by an artist in residence or for auditorium-style performances facilitated by registered artists. Programs must remain accessible to all and must take place in Anne Arundel County.

Auditorium and Residency Grants assist schools and PTO/PTA groups in presenting quality performances and residencies for students in dance, history, music, theatre, and arts-related or arts-integrated projects.

Grant programs: 

  • Arts in Education Residency Grant: The Arts in Education Residency Grant funds ongoing workshops and projects where registered artists partner with schools to produce a performance, presentation, project or program involving the joint participation of teachers, students and artists lasting a minimum of five (5) days. 
    • 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 Arts in Education Auditorium 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 Young Audiences Arts For Learning, Maryland. See Pre-Application Information, below, for links. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 147331

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:

FY2021 Arts in Education Grants Timeline:
1) Grant application cycle opens September 15, 2021
2) Grant application period closes October 31, 2021. Applications must be completed online through the ACAAC Submittable Portal.
3) Arts Council award letters to recipients on or before: November 15, 2021.
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, 2021
5) Final reports to be completed by June 30, 2022.

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, all Arts in Education applicants will complete the same grant application.

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:
Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC):
Young Audiences Arts For Learning, Maryland:

Contact Information:

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


If you have questions about ACAAC Arts in Education grants, please contact McKenna Kennedy at

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
2666 Riva Road
Suite 150
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 222-7949

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