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Grants to Utah Schools and School Districts to Engage Artists to Work Directly with Students


Geographic Focus

USA: Utah

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Arts Education Project Grants

Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #166329

Grant Description

Grants of up to $10,000 to Utah schools and school districts that have received previous funding, to have one or more artists working in the school to create an art project with students. Artists and students should spend at least 40 hours working together and can include professional development opportunities for classroom teachers.

Project grants are an opportunity for a school or school district to more deeply and creatively undertake a project to have arts in the school. Project grants may incorporate a theme using the arts as a means to advance a school goal or value, such as saving the environment or exploring other cultures, using the Golden Rule, or creating new student work, i.e., a mural, musical, poetry anthology, etc. The funding must be primarily used for direct artist-to-student instruction, but the grant may additionally or alternatively provide professional development time for classroom teachers.

Funds may be used for one or more artists working in a school and may also include multi-disciplinary projects.

• Because Project Grants are flexible in scope, it is incumbent upon the school or district to show depth of planning and articulate goals as related to arts learning outcomes.
• Artist/student contact time beyond the 40 hour minimum can be creatively designed.
• Arts Education Project Grants can use multiple artists in multiple disciplines.
• School or school district may bring in artistic companies, exhibitions, speakers, lecture demonstrations, etc. in addition to the teaching artist.
• The artist contact time can be with parents or the community in addition to the minimum artist/student component.
• Budget may include money up to $400 for consumable supplies and instructional materials and up to $400 towards related equipment. Equipment purchases must directly relate to the proposed project.

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  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • School Districts
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Schools or school districts that have previously received funding from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and have demonstrated the capacity to implement this larger grant.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funding must be used between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Final Reports are due within 30 days of completion of residency/project.

Contact Information:

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager

Jean Tokuda Irwin, Arts Education Program Manager

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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

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