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Cultural Collaborations - Project Grant

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, and
Libraries for Youth Arts Programming

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Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA)

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Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofits, schools, libraries, and tribal organizations to provide youth with arts and cultural programming outside of school hours. Qualifying programs engage youth in regular sessions over a long period of time. Programs should emphasize skill acquisition and direct participation in settings outside of the school day/year. Eligible costs are directly related to the project and may include artist fees, rehearsal space, facility rent, and supplies.


-A PTA works with a school to provide an after-school music program for 4th-6th graders
-A neighborhood community center hires a visual artist to create a summer mural painting program that young people design and create.
-A theater company partners with a youth detention center to work with teens to create and stage a play about their lives.
-A community library hires a writer to offer an after-school writing lab for kids.
-A village corporation hires a media artist to work with students and elders to record the history of the village.

Selection Criteria:

-Artistic quality and/or cultural value of the proposed project
-Quality of the arts learning experience for the students involved
-Degree to which students are directly involved in the making of art
-Artists, educators and/or other qualified people are involved in the design and implementation of the project
-Level of involvement of all partners in planning the proposed project
-Number of students served
-Degree to which the project enhances the district’s written arts curriculum
-Plan in place for continuing programs/projects if applicable.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176711

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project Grants are matching awards of up to $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Applicants may apply for funding for the same project for up to three consecutive years, demonstrating in successive years that the project is pursuing other funding sources. It is expected that the request amount will decrease over the three-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any 501(c)(3) youth-serving organizations, schools, tribal organizations, libraries and other arts/cultural organizations are eligible.

Funds may not be used to supplant resources in existing programs, for instructor salaries, re-granting, scholarships or tuition assistance, prizes or awards or for fundraising or benefit activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are June 1 and December 1.

Notification will be within 30 days of the application deadline.

Grants must be matched by the applicant. The match may be cash or in-kind.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:

AIE Program, Project Grants
Alaska State Council on the Arts
161 S. Klevin St., Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99508

Laura Forbes, Arts in Education Program Director
(907) 269-6682

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska