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2018 Rockland County Decentralization (DEC) Program - Arts Education Grant

Grants to Rockland County, New York Nonprofits
and Teachers to Use Arts in the K-12 Curriculum

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Foundation / Corporation

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Deadline Date:

11/07/17 1:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to Rockland County, New York nonprofit arts organizations to partner with public school teachers or teaching artists for K-12 arts-based projects. Funding is intended to provide students with rich learning experiences through the arts.

Arts Education Grants can be executed in one of two ways:

- K-12 In-School Projects and After School
- Community-Based Learning

Funds can support arts education projects that take place in school during the school day or in after-school and community-based settings for youth or senior learners. Emphasis is placed on the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn through or about the arts.

Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process, and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skill-based study that incorporates one or more art forms. This includes a minimum of three (3) hands-on learning sessions with the same students and teacher.

ArtsWestchester encourages projects that integrate the arts into the curriculum, but curriculum integration is not required. The primary goal is to provide students of all ages with rich artistic learning experiences.

To be eligible for support, projects must:

- Be designed and implemented collaboratively by teachers and the cultural partner
- Be hands-on participatory creation and/or learning opportunities that may culminate in exhibitions, production,s or demonstrations
- Address the New York State Learning Standards for The Arts
- Center on the development and implementation of sequential, skill-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includesa minimum of (3) hands-on learning sessions with the same students and teacher.
- Take place in a Rockland public school or community site
- Have state leraning goals, methodologies, and outcomes and a means for evaluation

Priority is given to:

- First-time applicants
- Projects for which the majority of the funding is designated for fees to the artist/arts organization
- Projects for which the majority of matching funds come from the shcool or school district rather than the PTA/PTO
- Projects that reach communities that traditionally have been underserved

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159584

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 - $2,500

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between March 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Both organizations and artists may apply for a Rockland DEC Arts Education Grant if they meet the eligibility requiremens outlined in the General Guidelines. The organization or artist is the lead applicant in the partnership. The school partner must be a Rockland public school (grades K-12).

Projects not funded are those that:

- Applear to replace the role of certified art, music, dance, or theater teachers
- Take students out of regular classes or involve a slected goup of students
- Involve scholarships, contests, or student performing groups
- Are essentially therapeutic, rehabilitative, or recreational
- Are currently supporte dby or under consideration for Newy York State Council on the Arts Empire State Partnership (NSCA/ESP) and/or Partners for Arts Education/School Partnership funding

Ineligible expenses:

- Teachers'/substitutes' salaries
- BOCES administrative costs
- Supplies and materials that are generally on hand

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-application workshops schedule:

August 31 @ 3:00pm
Rockland Community College
37 W Broad St. – 2nd floor
Haverstraw, NY 10927

September 14 @ 6:00pm
Haverstraw King’s Daughters
Public Library
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnersville, NY 10923

September 18 @ 6:00pm
Nyack Public Library
59 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960

October 2 @ 6:00pm
Suffern Free Library
210 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901

October 3 @ 6:00pm
Spring Valley Public Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Please email the contact in Contact Information below to RSVP if you plan to attend a workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2018 submission deadline is Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 11:59pm. Early submission is encouraged.

All applicants wil be notified of the funding decision in January 2018.

ArtsWestchester will match a portion of the funds your shcool partner provides. Applicants may apply for up to 50% of the total project cost.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Sue Abbott
(914)428-4220 ext 304

Arts Council of Rockland
55 West Railroad Avenue
Building 24, Room A
Garnerville, New York 10923

845 947-3660

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Rockland County