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Arts in Academics Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits, Teachers,
and Artists for Arts Education in K-12 Schools

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rhode Island Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/26/18 Midnight EST


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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Rhode Island public and charter school K-12 teachers, artists, and nonprofit organizations for arts education projects that benefit public school children. Funding is intended for projects that incorporate the arts into the basic academic curriculum.

Grants may be used for stipends, materials, equipment, honorariums, and other costs associated with implementing the project. (Funds may only be used to support performances or exhibitions that are the result of the grant project.)

Successful Arts in Academics projects create collaborations among artists and educators and promote the arts as an integral part of the learning process. This fund is not intended to support performances where students are passive participants. Literacy projects are generally not funded unless they are exceptionally creative and include other core academic subjects.

Potential projects might include:

- Collaboration between artist and educator: An architect and a math teacher help students learn about scale by reading and using rulers when building a scale model.

- Field trips: Students take a trip to the zoo to study symmetrical patterns as they relate to mathematics. (Trips may not be for entertainment purposes, but must serve an academic need.)

- Professional training: A teacher attends a workshop or other course in critical/creative problem-solving to expand arts literacy skills and incorporate its principles into other core academic areas.

Proposals will be reviewed using the following criteria:

- Level of arts integration into core academic subject matter
- Innovativeness, creativeness, and practicality of the project
- Educational merit and academic excellence
- Group size and impact on participating children and school
- Access to other funding sources

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169979

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts range from $500 to $1,000.

Term of Contract:

The project described in the proposal should take place between January and December of 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any K-12 public or charter school teacher, artist, or nonprofit organization is eligible to apply, as long as the proposed project benefits Rhode Island public school children.

Applications will not be considered from organizations with overdue grant reports.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline; all applications must be submitted through the online system.

Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on October 26, 2018. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5:00 PM (EST).

Contact Information:

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

Apply online six weeks prior to the deadline:

Kelly Riley, Donor Services Administrator
(401) 427-4028

Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island