Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs - Iowa Arts Council
05/01/19 11:59 PM
Grants ranging from $200 to $1,000 to Iowa PreK-12 schools for a broad range of activities to enhance arts education. Funding may be requested for field trips to arts events, artist residencies and in-school arts activities, or the purchase of equipment that will enhance the arts curriculum.
The School Arts Experience Grant provides support to Iowa schools and pre-schools to support the cost of field trips to attend an arts event; to support the cost to bring a professional artist or artist group (e.g. actor, musician, visual artist, writer, etc.) into the classroom or school to lead an in-depth arts learning experience or performance; or to support the cost of arts equipment for the classroom to enhance arts learning in public schools across Iowa.
Use of Funds:
Funding may be requested for the following expenses. Each grant can only be used to support one of these types of categories. For example, if the applicant is applying to go on a field trip, they cannot also apply to purchase equipment.
-Arts Field Trip: Costs associated with a field trip to an arts event such as transportation or ticket costs. Eligible arts field trips are those whose primary purpose is the presentation of a work of art.
-In-School Art Activity: Costs associated with bringing a professional artist or artist group into the classroom or school such as artist fees or art supplies.
-Arts Equipment: Costs associated with arts equipment to support arts learning in public schools across Iowa. Eligible arts equipment is defined as items that have a lifespan of more than one year and contribute to the practice or learning of a fine art.
Eligible applications will be reviewed based on the following funding priorities that align with the Iowa Arts Council’s mission and goals:
-First Time Applicant: Preference will be given to applicants that has not received past grant funding from the Iowa Arts Council.
-Incorporating Iowa’s Fine Arts Standards: Preference will be given to applicants that clearly articulate how the artistic experience or equipment purchase will help them implement Iowa’s Fine Arts Standards in their classroom.
-Provide Access to a Geographically Underserved Audience: Preference will be given to applicants representing a geographically underserved audience that includes communities with populations of 2,500 or less.
-Arts Access – Preference will be given to applicants providing artistic opportunities for students with limited access to the arts.
GrantWatch ID#: 158318
Grant Request Amount:
-Minimum Grant Request: $200
-Maximum Grant Request: $1,000
All proposed arts events, arts activities or arts equipment purchases must occur within the eligible funding period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
Eligible applicants must be one of the following types of entities. Entities who do not meet these requirements are not eligible to apply.
-Public schools that are located in Iowa, serve preK-12 students.
-Private 501(c)3 nonprofit schools that serve grades preK through 12 and are located in Iowa.
The school's primary orientation, mission, and purpose must be education and the awarding of academic credits.
The following types of entities are not eligible to apply:
-Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs grantees who have already received a grant from the department for any part of this project.
- Iowa Arts Council administered grantees who already received a grant from the department for any part of this project.
-Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs grantees who have an outstanding final report or who have been placed on a department funding moratorium.
Iowa Arts Council Administered Grant Program Eligibility:
-There is a limit of one School Arts Experience Grant per fiscal year, per school building.
-No more than one application per applicant can be submitted during a single grant deadline regardless of grant program.
- No more than two applications for the same project may be submitted regardless of fiscal year if both applications are unfunded.
-Projects may not receive more than one Iowa Arts Council administered grant regardless of applicant or fiscal year.
The School Arts Experience Grant Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, CST.
Fiscal Year 2020 Application Deadline: May 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. for the funding period of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020. Funding Notification: Applicants will be notified of funding decisions within 8 weeks of the application deadline.
Applicants must submit applications via the Iowa Arts Council’s SlideRoom, an online application portal.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jennie Knoebel, Arts Learning Manager
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
State Historical Building
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319