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


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USA: Rhode Island

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Arts in Academics Grants

Rhode Island Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #169979

Grant Description

Grants of up 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.

Successful Arts in Academics projects create collaborations among artists and educators and promote the arts as an integral part of the learning process. 

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 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.

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.) Applicants are encouraged to include administrative costs in the proposal budget.

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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.

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. Trips may not be for entertainment purposes.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline.

Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on November 18, 2022. Please note that no technical assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST).

Please note that no technical assistance will be available after 5:00 PM (EST).

Grant information:

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

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

Contact Information:

Online application:

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

For technical assistance with the application:
Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 274-4564

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