Arts Integration Residency in the Schools Grant

Grants to Montgomery County, Maryland Schools
to Collaborate with Artists for Classroom Activities

GrantWatch ID#: 175545
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)


07/19/17 11:59 PM

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to Montgomery County, Maryland elementary, middle, and high schools to host teaching artists and scholars residencies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop or webinar on June 15, 16, or 19. Applicants unable to attend may schedule a personal appointment up to two weeks prior to the deadline.

Artist and scholar residents must be trained in curriculum-based arts integration and work with classroom teachers to implement an arts-integrated program. The program must serve underserved students during the school year and the school day in a public or non-public elementary, middle or high school located in Montgomery County.

Through Arts Integration Residency in the Schools Grants, AHCMC seeks to:

-Provide funding for arts programs that integrate the curriculum of an arts subject and a non-arts subject to reinforce the learning standards of both disciplines

-Connect the arts to the Maryland State Curriculum (MSC)

-Promote diverse arts education offerings and experiences to students in Montgomery County

-Forge relationships amongst artists, scholars, teachers, and students through interactive and participatory programs

-Encourage artists and scholars to apply for the Maryland State Arts Council’s Artist in Residence Roster, and

-Allow students to interact and learn from artists and scholars; an opportunity that students may not have if these collaborations did not exist.

Schools must apply for activities that:

-Serve students at a school with a school-wide FARMS rate greater than 35% as listed on the MCPS School at a Glance


-Serve students within a clearly defined program that serves ESOL students, or students with disabilities. The defined program must be listed on the school’s MCPS School at a Glance page.


-Are based on one of the proposed teaching artist’s approved residencies as listed on AHCMC approved roster.

Grant funds will cover the artist/scholar fees and the expenses incurred by the artist/scholar, and will not cover expenses incurred by the school.

 The amount of funding requested must be between $1,000 and $3,000.

Schools may propose activities that occur during school hours beginning on September 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 for cycle one, and beginning on January 1, 2017 through June 15, 2018 for cycle two.

Who may apply:

-Public, nonpublic, elementary, middle, or high schools based in Montgomery County that hold a Certificate of Approval from the Maryland State Board of Education, or a school operated by a bona fide church organization as defined by the regulations of the Maryland State Board of Education. Arts and humanities organizations are not eligible.

-Schools that are able to commit at least one teacher to collaborate with the artist/scholar.

-Schools that work with teaching artists and scholars that reside in Montgomery County and who are listed on the AHCMC roster, the Maryland State Teaching Artist Roster, and/or the MCPS Performing Arts Catalogue. Applications that do not include the name of the artist are not eligible.

The school, teacher, and artist/scholar must agree to work together to carry out the program. However, the application must be submitted by the schoolteacher or school representative and co-signed by the selected artist/scholar. Arts and humanities organizations are not eligible to apply, and grant awards will be made exclusively to artists/scholars.

The Arts Integration Residency in the School Grant (AIRSG) may not be used to cover costs related to:
-An unnamed artist/scholar or an artist/scholar to be selected in the future;
-Material and/or equipment costs that exceed 10% of the grant award amount;
-Transporting students to, or paying the admission fees at, other institutions;
-Assemblies and activities that promote the interests of political parties or a religious doctrine;
-Capital improvements, construction or renovation projects;
-Fund-raising activities, including costs of receptions, refreshments or food;
-Purchase of real property;
-Activities for the exclusive benefit of an organization’s members;
-Cost of souvenirs such as t-shirts;
-Debt retirement;
-Scholarships, awards or tuition assistance;
-Political advocacy, or activities that support or promote the interests of any one political party or candidate; and
-Travel outside the United States.

AHCMC will conduct free grant preparation webinars and workshops to instruct prospective applicants on how to complete an application for the Arts Integration Residency in the Schools Grants.

AHCMC strongly encourages all potential applicants to attend either a workshop or a webinar, even if the applicant has applied under this grant category previously.

Webinars and workshops are approximately one hour long.

Webinars: Instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent the day of the webinar.

Workshops: All workshops take place at AHCMC office, 801 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring MD 20910. Directions.

-Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM
-Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM

-Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM
-Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Click here to access the calendar of webinars and workshops:

Personal Appointments:

Personal appointments are available for those who are unable to attend a webinar, workshop, or who need additional assistance. These appointments are available for assistance with both the content of the application and/or assistance with the online grant application system. Consultation services in languages other than English are available by appointment.

Personal appointments must be held at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. To schedule an appointment, contact Nabil Ghachem, Grants Program Manager or Takenya LaViscount, Senior Grants Program Manager.


Cycle One Deadline: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:59 PM
-For activities beginning on September 1 through December 31, 2017

Cycle Two Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:59 PM
-For activities beginning on January 1 through June 15, 2018

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

Register for the June 15, 2017, 10:30 AM Webinar here:

Register for the June 19, 2017, 5:00 AM Webinar here:

Register for the June 16, 2017, 11:00 AM Workshop here:

Register for the June 16, 2017, 2:00 PM Workshop here:

Email your application lion to:

Nabil Ghachem, Grants Program Manager

Takenya LaViscount, Senior Grants Program Manager
301-565-3805 x 26

Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
801 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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