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ABC (Arts Bring Change) Grant

Grants to Staten Island, New York Nonprofits
and Artists for Arts Education in K-12 Schools

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New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) - Staten Island Arts

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Grants of $2,500 to Staten Island, New York nonprofit cultural organizations and individual artists to provide arts learning experiences in local K-12 public schools. Applicants must attend the September 23 or September 25 application seminar. Qualifying projects focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process.

Inter-curricular collaboration is encouraged but not required. Projects must take place in schools and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with students.

Project Eligibility:
-Activities are school-based and will occur during the regular school day;
-They involve at least three contact sessions between the same teaching artist and group of students;
-Activities and outcomes will be collaboratively designed, planned, taught, and evaluated by the participating teacher(s), teaching artist(s), and other school and community members;
-Student learning goals will address the New York State Learning Standards or Common Core Standards for both the arts and the non-arts subjects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176551

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request is $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place during the 2018 calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are Staten Island based cultural organizations and/or individual artists (must be Staten Island resident) working in partnership with public schools to engage K-12 public school students.

Individuals: Individuals with proof of current Staten Island residency. Must have valid Social Security number.

Organizations: Must be Staten Island-based (valid Staten Island mailing address) and have proof of current nonprofit status (ex. IRS 501(c)3 letter).

Not Eligible:
-Organizations receiving direct or discretionary funds from the New York State Council on the Arts in the 2017 fiscal year regardless of their application’s status
-Past Staten Island Arts grant recipients who have not filed their final reports
-Organizations with operating income budgets over $300,000 for two of the last three fiscal years
-Programs that are essentially religious, recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic
-Home schools, private, and parochial schools
-Stand-alone assembly programs, single performances, or one time visits to cultural institutions
-Extracurricular activities that occur during non-school hours
-Programs where selected students are taken out of regular classes or are self-selected for participation
-College-level courses, scholarships, contests, or student performing groups

ABC Regrant funding must not replace, or appear to replace, the role of certified arts teachers in school.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants must attend an ABC Regrant Application Seminar. Seminars are scheduled for:

-Saturday, September 23, 1:00 PM at ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304

-Monday, September 25, 7:00 PM at CANVAS Institute, 150 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10301

Pre-Application Information:

Grant funding should never cover more than 75% of the applicant’s total project budget. School partners are encouraged to cover 25% of the total project budget.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 27, 2017.


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

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RSVP to the September 25 Application Seminar:

Apply Online:

Gena Mimozo, Grants Administrator
718.447.3329 x1003

Kelly Kuwabara, Arts Education Manager
718-447-3329 x1007

Staten Island Arts
PO Box 50197
Staten Island, NY 10305

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USA: New York City: Staten Island ;   New York