Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)
03/20/19 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $18,000 to Washington State nonprofits, public schools, school districts, and agencies that collaborate to create and implement arts programs for K-12 schools. Funding is also intended to support career development for arts teachers, and for foundation-strengthening activities, such as curriculum development and community-wide surveys.
ArtsWA supports programs that strive to meet these key criteria:
- Specific plans to expand and/or improve in-school arts education for all students.
- Active and committed community partnerships.
- Long-term, sustainable programs and plans.
- District-level support and participation.
- Arts learning goals aligned with Washington State standards in the Arts.
- A local focus: responding to local needs and opportunities and developing local resources.
- Effective and sustainable arts education practices, in areas including: assessment of student learning in the arts, planning, evaluation, budgeting, and advocacy.
- Ongoing work to stay current with arts education best practices, research, and trends.
- Approaches that support access, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
For more information about equity and access, see:
The two key outcomes expected of Community Consortium programs are:
- Arts learning for K-12 students and educators with significant impact, in which students are engaged in deep and long-term experiences, participate in authentic creative processes, and develop creative habits of mind and 21st-century skills in addition to arts skills and techniques aligned with Washington State standards in the arts.
- Collaborative effort and joint ownership among consortium partners, in which authentic partnerships result in shared goals and shared responsibilities, and support for meaningful K-12 arts education is built and supported throughout the community.
For additional information about successful Community Consortium plans, see:
Program expenses supported by a Community Consortium Grant may include:
- Fees for teaching artists.
- Fees for an arts education consultant or provider of professional development.
- Fees for a project coordinator.
- Administrative expenses, including printing costs for lesson plans or other documents, and other administrative costs related to project planning and delivery.
- Travel expenses for non-local (but in-state) teaching artists or consultants—these expenses should not exceed state rates.
- Fees for professional performing arts groups, student tickets, and transportation expenses for exhibitions and performances are allowable when there is a clear connection to the overall arts learning plan. ArtsWA grant funds are not meant to support stand-alone field trips or assemblies.
- Materials and supplies required for lesson implementation. Note that while costs for supplies, performances, and student tickets are allowable expenses, these areas should generally comprise a modest percentage of the overall funding request.
GrantWatch ID#: 151847
Grant amounts are expected to range from $5,000 to $18,000.
Applicants are encouraged to request an amount appropriate to the scope of their program: Funding may be available for smaller projects that serve a few classes or have a single approach in the lower half of the range, or for larger projects that serve a large population or involve complex approaches in the upper half of the range.
Community Consortium Grants operate on a 2-year cycle; each year is a separate contract:
- Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) contracts will cover the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
- Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) contracts will cover the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
- Contracts are issued for one fiscal year at a time; a contract for the second of the two fiscal years is contingent on grantees meeting all grant requirements for the first fiscal year, including the timely completion of an annual final report.
- Funding for the second fiscal year will be tentatively determined at the time of grant approval, but is subject to change based on grantee performance as well as on available funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2273&limited=1860
If you have technical questions about the system, you may contact the
ZoomGrants support desk at:
Arts in Education staff:
Lisa Jaret, Program Manager
Hannah Dahlke, Program Assistant
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