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Artists in Schools (AIS)

Grants to California Arts Nonprofits and Agencies
for In- or After-School K-12 Arts Education

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Funding Source:

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California Arts Council (CAC)

Conf. Date:

09/24/19

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to California arts nonprofits and local arts agencies to provide arts programming to K-12 schools during or after school hours. Funding is intended to supplement the activities of teachers and school arts programs by bringing arts from the community into the school. Artists in Schools projects focus on hands-on participant learning that takes place over a sustained period of time (typically a minimum of 10 class sessions) with an identified group of students. All aspects of the program must be free of charge to students.

The Artists in Schools program supports projects that integrate community arts partners into culturally and learning for students in preschool through Grade 12 as part of the regular school day, and that address the unique circumstances of the school environment. 

Projects should address the following Artists in Schools program goals:

  • Increase student access to and participation in school-based arts education as part of coordinated efforts with school site leaders, district staff, and county Offices of Education.
  • Develop the artistic abilities of students through sequential, hands-on arts learning.
  • Promote life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and positive self-expression through the arts.
  • Promote students’ positive social and emotional development through reflection and creative practice.
  • Promote culturally and linguistically responsive learning through the arts, using cultural knowledge to support the cultural assets of the local community and students’ positive self-identification and respect for diverse cultures.
  • Develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between arts and educational organizations, teaching artists, and the youth and families in the communities they serve.

For a list of project requirements, see: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/program_files/2021/FY20_AE-AIS_Guidelines.pdf#page=8

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151841

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Applicant organizations can request up to $20,000.
- The total request for funding in this grant program cannot exceed 50% of an organization’s total operating revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year, as provided on the Budget Snapshot at the time of application.

Term of Contract:

Grant Activity Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Applicant organization must be an arts service organization, network, Applicants must be either a California-based nonprofit arts organization, arts- based unit of municipal or county government, or tribal government.
- All applicants must have a minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline.
- All applicant organizations must have a principal place of business in California.
- Applicant organizations must demonstrate proof of nonprofit status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or section 23701d of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, or must be a unit of government, including California Native American or Indigenous tribal governments.
- Fiscal Sponsors: Applicants without nonprofit status may use a California-based Fiscal Sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation to conduct work on a not-for-profit project. The Fiscal Sponsor will provide the fiscal and administrative services needed to complete the grant. If a grant is awarded, the Fiscal Sponsor becomes the legal contractor. The Fiscal Sponsor must also demonstrate consistent arts services or programming in California for a minimum of two years prior to the application deadline.
- Applicants using Fiscal Sponsors must submit all required materials for the Fiscal Sponsor at the time of application.

For a list of funding restrictions, see:
http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/program_files/2021/FY20_AE-AIS_Guidelines.pdf#page=8

Pre-proposal Conference:

A one-hour webinar is offered, during which staff will provide an overview of the CAC's unique grant opportunities for 2019-20, with deadlines coming this fall. Get tips and insights into the state grant process and discover best practices for putting together a successful application. An archived video of this session will be published to the California Arts Council website within 24 hours following the webinar.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EEST

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3581640836788316684

Pre-Application Information:

Important dates:
- Application deadline: November 15, 2019, 11:59 PM
- Funding notifications: March 2020
- Grant Activity Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

CAC staff is available to offer guidance and clarification in preparing your proposal. CAC recommends that applicants contact staff well in advance of the deadline to ensure you can be accommodated.

All grant recipients must provide a dollar-for-dollar (1:1) match for this grant. The matching funds requirement may be met entirely through cash match sources, or by applying the value of in-kind sources for up to 50% of the match.

Applicant Resources: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/app.php

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://calartscouncil.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

Josy Miller, Ph.D.
Arts Education Program Specialist
josy.miller@arts.ca.gov
(916) 322-6385

Click here to schedule a 15-minute phone consultation with Josy:
https://calendly.com/josy-miller/15min

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