Arkansas Arts Council
01/29/21 11:59 PM CST
Grants of up to $10,000 to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, agencies, churches, hospitals, public schools, and IHEs to provide opportunities for youth arts education and participation in arts programs. The purpose of the program is for professional artists to work with PreK-12 youth in after school and summer settings.
Residencies can be located in community/neighborhood centers, low-income housing projects, juvenile facilities, social service centers, parks/recreation programs, boys and girls clubs, and other community-based or governmental organizations and institutions which provide facilities and guidance during non-school hours.
Funds from the AIE After-School/Summer Residency grant may be used only for contracted administrative or artistic expenses related to the proposed program.
Artists assist in enhancing the powers of perception and self-expression of the youth involved and in acquiring such character-centered skills as concentration, individual discipline, and team participation. During a residency, artists are based at a site where they work with the AIE program coordinator and key staff members to develop programs and activities based on the site's needs and facilities. The AIE program coordinator is usually the person who initiates the grant or serves as the contact person and is involved with the site on a regular basis.
Residencies can last from 10 days to the duration of the school year. At the residency site, artists may be involved in such activities as instructing and guiding youth participants, presenting community workshops, advising activity groups, presenting lectures/demonstrations, organizing exhibitions/performances, initiating eld trips, helping to develop arts curricula/materials, and enhancing parent and community involvement in the program.
The artist-in-residence is a resource and creative catalyst, not a replacement for a teacher or staff member. Participating teachers/staff must be aware of the artist's schedule. They are required to remain in the classroom/activity site during the proposed arts activities and should serve as a co-teacher with the artist or as a fellow learner with the participating youth. Residencies are designed to meet special needs of sponsors and highlight strengths of artists, but certain characteristics are typical of each residency program. For more information, see the Description section of the Guidelines:
Possible residency disciplines include crafts, dance, design arts, folk arts, literature, music, opera and musical theater, photography and media arts, theater, visual arts, multi-disciplinary arts, and interdisciplinary arts.
AIE After-School/Summer Residency programs may vary in length and have different goals and budget constraints:
GrantWatch ID#: 176582
Up to $10,000
Grant awards are made for projects, programs, and activities occurring between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.
- Short-term residencies may last from a minimum 10 days to a maximum of two to three months.
- Long-term residencies last from four months to the duration of the school year.
- Visiting artist residencies last from one day to five days.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Drekkia Morning, Arts in Education Program Manager
Brazier Watts, Grants Administrator
Arkansas Arts Council
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 324-9150
Fax: (501) 324-9207
TDD: (501) 324-9811
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