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Arts Education Teacher Training Grant

Grants to Tennessee Nonprofits, School Districts, Schools, IHEs, and
Art Councils for Professional Development Related to Arts Education

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Tennessee Arts Commission

Conf. Date:

11/06/20

Deadline Date:

01/19/21 11:59 PM CST

Description:

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Grants of up to $7,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Tennessee nonprofit organizations, school districts, schools, IHEs, and arts councils for professional development related to arts education. Required registrations may take up to 30 days to complete. New applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting an application.

Funds support outstanding professional development activities that promote curriculum-based arts education and/or arts integration which correlate with state and/or national standards. Activities may involve visual, performing, traditional folk, and/or literary arts. Teacher Training grant-funded projects are intended for immersion-style professional development opportunities with in-depth hands-on involvement and curriculum planning sessions for participants. 

This category provides two tiers of funds:

  • Tier One: for curriculum-based arts education or arts integration professional development with a minimum of two, one-day intensive professional development workshops or institutes, but the days do not need to be consecutive. The subsequent workshop must be a continuation of the first workshop to deepen or extend learning by participants. Additionally, the majority of participants should attend both one-day workshops. Professional development trainees should include classroom teachers, arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, teaching artists, principals, and/or administrators.
  • Tier Two: for curriculum-based arts education or arts integration professional development. Training session must extend over a minimum of 4 consecutive days. Workshop series (2 or more) are eligible only if each workshop in the series is a minimum of 2 consecutive days serving a minimum of 50 educators at each workshop. Training must be for teams of educators (minimum 2 from each school) and be inclusive of any combination of classroom teachers, arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, teaching artists, principals, and/or administrators.

For eligible uses of funds, see the Appropriate Funding tab on the URL for Full Text below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178232

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Tier One: $1,000-$7,000
- Tier Two: $1,000-$10,000

Term of Contract:

A project may not begin until July 1, 2021 and must conclude by June 15, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organizations
- Arts councils
- Public or private (with 501(c)3 status) schools or school districts
- Institutions of higher learning

Applicants may not apply for funds for the same project in another Tennessee Arts Commission grant category in the same fiscal year.

Lecture-oriented workshops, clinics, or conferences with minimal immersion activities will not be funded under this category.

Inappropriate Activities:
- Projects that are primarily lecture-oriented
- Substitute teachers and/or release time
- Participant stipends
- Permanent staff of an organization
- Incentives for participation including cash awards
- Projects designed primarily as performances, demonstrations, or exhibits with limited hands-on participation
- Field trips
- Competitions and/or tours in which participants are presenting, performing, and/or exhibiting
- Out-of-state travel
- Individual private lesson instruction
- Payment for apprentices or interns
- Capital outlay for permanent or non-consumable materials or equipment purchases (such as musical instruments, books, cameras, easels, etc.)
- Planned fundraising activities
- Scholarships or competitions
- Food
- Grant writing fees
- Non-classical art forms including, but not limited to, projects involving culinary arts, martial arts, healing arts, exercise programs, acrobatics or gymnastics (exceptions exist – contact the Commission for details)
- Payments to an employee or official of the State of Tennessee (exceptions exist – contact the Commission for details)

Pre-proposal Conference:

This year, the Commission is conducting the annual fall workshops virtually. Learn the nuts and bolts of a Tennessee Arts Commission grant at the statewide FY2022 Grants Workshop 101 on October 16. Then join as the Commission virtually travels the state with a series of workshops that include introductions from the Commission board and presentations from arts leaders. For a full Grants Workshop Schedule, see https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/.

Grants 101 & Grants Management Workshop: Friday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/grants-workshop-101-rsvp/

Fall Grants Workshop: Eastern Region (part 1): Date TBD

Fall Grants Workshop: Northeastern Region: Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-northeastern-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Eastern Region (part 2): Friday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-eastern-region-part-2/

Fall Grants Workshop: Upper Cumberland Region: Friday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-upper-cumberland-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Western Region: Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-western-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Middle Region: Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-middle-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Southwestern Region: Friday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-southwestern-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Southeastern Region: Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-southeastern-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Northwestern Region: Friday, November 6 at 10:00 a.m, CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-northwestern-region/

Pre-Application Information:

Submit by Tuesday, January 19, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

First-time applicants should contact Director of Arts Education, Alicia Fuss at alicia.fuss@tn.gov or 615-253-8914 prior to submitting an application to verify eligibility.

Applicants must register to use the online grants system. Anyone registering close to the deadline date can expect delays in the processing of their grant application. See https://tnartscommission.org/how-to-register/ for more information.

DUNS Number: All applicants are required to have a DUNS number. DUNS information and application instructions can be found at https://tnartscommission.org/art-grants/apply-for-a-grant/legal-requirements/duns-number-requirement/. It may take up to 30 days to receive the DUNS number after applying on the website, so be sure to give yourself enough time to do this before your grant application deadline.

Arts Education Teacher Training grants do not require a dollar for dollar match; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to match the grant as much as possible. In-kind contributions cannot be used for matching purposes but may strengthen the application.

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://tnarts.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access
kim.johnson@tn.gov
615-532-9797

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