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Major Arts Partners (MAP) Arts in Education (AIE) Grant

Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits for School-Based and
Extracurricular Artist Residencies for PreK-12 Students

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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $40,000 to Arkansas established nonprofit arts organizations to provide PreK-12 students with the opportunity to engage with professional artists. This program will support artist residencies in schools and other community-based settings. Applications will be considered in the following categories:

AIE In-School Residency (AIE ISR) grants of up to $40,000 are awarded to place professional artists in residencies at specific school sites or in conjunction with other nonprofit community or governmental organizations and institutions. The AIE In-School Residency program provides a way for artists to demonstrate their art form, create or perform works of art so that participants may observe the creative process and relate their art form to other PreK-12 curriculum areas.

AIE After-School/Summer Residency (AIE AS/SR) grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to sponsor artist residencies that provide positive alternatives for children and youth during non-school hours.

AIE Arts Curriculum Project (AIE ACP) grants up to $10,000 are awarded to schools and nonprofit or governmental organizations and institutions to help support projects that advance the goal of arts as a basic part of education. Projects must seek to enhance current arts curricula or must assist in the goal of establishing on-going arts programming and/or curricula in schools and organizations.

Artists eligible to work in a MAP AIE program are freelance independent agents engaged to provide certain services. They are not considered contract employees of the applicant organization.

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GrantWatch ID#: 177684

Estimated Size of Grant:

-AIE In-School Residency (AIE ISR): Up to $40,000
-AIE After-School/Summer Residency (AIE AS/SR): Up to $10,000
-AIE Arts Curriculum Project (AIE ACP): Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grant awards for FY20 are made for programs and activities occurring between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to become a Major Arts Partner, an organization must:

-Be a 501(c)(3) arts organization with a three-year average total income equal to or greater than $1 million for FY16 (2015-16), FY17 (2016-17), and FY18 (2017-18);
-Generate at least 25% of operating revenues from earned income;
-Generate at least 25% of operating revenues from contributed income or sponsorships exclusive of endowment income;
-Have a staff person designated to develop and implement the PreK-12 educational outreach program.

Pre-Application Information:

MAP AIE applications are due January 25, 2019, by 11:59 PM CST.

Specific match requirements are noted in the instructions for each grant category. Grant requests must be matched by cash from sources other than the Arkansas Arts Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, or the National Endowment for the Arts. Portions of the proposal not involved in the specific Arts Council request and its match may be funded by government sources.

Matching funds that are anticipated at the time of application must be received and obligated no later than June 30, 2020.

In-kind contributions may not be used as matching funds on applications or counted as matching funds on final report.

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Jess Anthony
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USA: Arkansas