Artists in Schools and Communities Sponsor Grants (AIS/C)

Grants to Nebraska Schools, IHEs, and Nonprofits
to Host Educational Artist Residencies

GrantWatch ID#: 174515
Agency Type:


Nebraska Arts Council (NAC)

10/01/17 - For requests over $2,500; For requests of up to $2,500, applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the residency start date.

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Grants of up to $2,500 and grants over $2,500 to Nebraska schools, IHEs, and nonprofit community organizations to host artist residencies. Artists will share their work and expertise with teachers and staff in order to help students reach educational goals in the arts, as well as other academic disciplines.

Sponsors select artists in a variety of art disciplines from those listed in the NAC Artist Roster. These artists have undergone a review and selection process, demonstrating expertise in their artistic field, professionalism and educational work experience. During residencies, artists involve participants in hands-on arts activities, demonstrations and performances.

AiS/C residencies have a strong educational component, in which artists may conduct a teacher in-service session, and serve as a resource for enhancing curriculum through the arts.

Requests of up to $2,500 may be submitted at any time, but at least six weeks prior to the start date of the residency.

Requests over $2,500 must be submitted by the March 1 or October 1 deadline.

The Artists in Schools/Communities (AiS/C) residency program supports artist residencies for a minimum of twenty hours of activities with the artist. For example, a twenty-hour residency typically involves an artist leading four hours of activities per day for five or more days, but schedules may be designed to suit individual preferences.

Applications submitted for the March 1 deadline are for residencies taking place July 1 - June 30.

Applications submitted for the October 1 deadline are for residencies taking place January 1 - June 30.

Note: Projects that span the summer may have a start date as early as June 1 and an end date as late as August 31.

Any Nebraska public or private school or nonprofit community organization is eligible to apply.

College and university-based projects may be funded only when participation by the public is sought in significant numbers.


- Floating Deadline:
Applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the start date of the residency for grant requests up to $2,500.
- Spring Deadline:
March 1 - For residencies taking place July 1 - June 30 with grant requests over $2,500.
- Fall Deadline:
October 1 - For residencies taking place January 1 - June 30 with grant requests over $2,500.

View the AiS/C Artist Roster:

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

Anne Alston

Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102

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