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Arts in Education Mini-Grant

Grants to Connecticut K-12 Schools to
Bring Art into the Classroom

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Connecticut State Department of Education in partnership with the Department of Economic & Community Development – Connecticut Office of the Arts

Deadline Date:

10/31/14 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to Connecticut K-12 schools, applying through their educational agencies, to bring art into the classroom by partnering with local or State arts institutions, organizations, and teaching artists. Funds will be provided for supplies, technical assistance, professional development, stipends for teaching artists, and professional facilitation with arts institutions.

This program is expected to increase access, correlation, and/or integration of arts programming in schools. Applications that include a component of parent engagement are encouraged. Teachers across disciplines, including at least one arts teacher, should be active participants in writing the proposals. Examples of possible partnerships at each level on the continuum will be provided to applicants.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148083

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000 will be awarded to the applicant school(s), through the LEA.

Term of Contract:

November 15, 2014, to June 30, 2015


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

LEAs can apply on behalf of one or more schools with different projects. An LEA can also apply on behalf of a shared project between multiple schools in their district if their application meets all criteria.

The following criteria apply to all applications:

1. Applications must include a partnership with a Connecticut-based arts organization, institution or artist.

2. Applications must be written by teachers from more than one subject area including an arts specialist, and preferably applications should be written collaboratively with a representative of the arts organization and/or a teaching artist.

3. Applications must demonstrate accurate self-assessment at the school level at what place they are on the integration continuum of need as defined in Appendix A. A self-assessment guide is available in Appendix B.

4. Applications must demonstrate how the grant funds will assist the school to deepen and sustain their relationship with their partner organization and/or assist the school in moving forward on the continuum as defined in Appendix A.

5. Applications are not to include an administrative fee.

6. Preference will be given to applications that include a component of parental and/or civic engagement.

Pre-Application Information:

Awardees will be required to participate in at least two full-day professional development opportunities; one at the beginning of the grant period: December 18th at Long Warf Theater in New Haven and one at the end of the school year. Awardees will be required to share their work and best practices at the second event, and make them available to a statewide audience.

Awardees are also encouraged to participate in additional professional development opportunities administered by COA and the HOTs schools throughout the grant period.

Contact Information:

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

Eileen Williams
Phone: (860) 713-6743

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