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Arts Learning Collaboration Grant

Grants to Arizona Schools for Collaborative Arts
Projects and Professional Arts Development

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Arizona Commission on the Arts

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 11:59 PM


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Grants of $1,500, $2,000, and $2,500 to Arizona schools and school districts for arts projects that involve cooperation between at least two parties. Collaborations could include multiple teachers, schools in a district, or a school and an art organization. Programs may take place during school, after school, or during summer sessions.

Collaborative projects can take a variety of forms but must be submitted in one of the following three categories:
- Planning: Future project planning, curriculum development, evaluation, resource development, etc.
- Professional Development: Training and learning for certified arts educators, classroom teachers, administration, teacher/artist teams, etc.
- Student Learning: Sequential, hands-on learning in, through, and/or about the arts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180618

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,500, $2,000, and $2,500

Term of Contract:

Eligible project activities must take place between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- An applicant must be an Arizona school or school district with tax-exempt status.
- An applicant may submit only one application per cycle, and may receive only one Arts Learning Collaboration Grant per fiscal year.
- Individual teaching artists or arts organizations may only be listed as collaborators for a maximum of seven (7) Arts Learning Collaboration Grant applications in any given fiscal year.

Individual schools or districts may only receive one Arts Learning Collaboration Grant per fiscal year. For example, if a school or district applies in one of the three Cycles for Fiscal Year 2018 and IS funded, they may not apply again in the following Cycle for that Fiscal Year. If the application is NOT funded, it can be resubmitted in a future cycle.

An individual school and a school district may each submit separate applications, but they must be for completely distinct and separate projects.

This program does not fund the following:
- Organizations and schools that received Arts Commission funding in Fiscal Year 2017, but failed to file a final report by Monday, September 11, 2017.
- Applications submitted by for-profit organizations.
- Applications that seek to supplant arts programs, curriculum or arts educators in schools.
- Strictly field trip or performance-based activities.
- Support for teacher, staff or board member salaries (stipends for professional development or supplemental activities beyond the teacher/employee contract are eligible for support through this grant).
- Support for individual professional development activities which would otherwise be eligible for a Professional Development Grant.
- Applications submitted for both a Festival Grant and an Arts Learning Collaboration Grant which seek funding for the same project or activities.
- Funding for insurance.
- Food and beverages for any purpose.
- Fundraising projects.
- Space/costume/set rental.
- Scholarships, awards and competitions.
- Religious institution-led or religious group-sponsored projects not open to participation by non-congregants.
- Religious institution-led or religious group-sponsored projects whose primary purpose is the religious socialization of individuals or which exist as parts of religious sermons or services.
- Producing organizations to tour or present themselves.
- Indirect costs.
- Grant administration, overhead or processing fees taken by an umbrella/parent organization as a percentage of the total award, with the exception of fiscal sponsors.

Additionally, according to the Arts Commission’s enabling statutes, “Notwithstanding any other law, no monies from the Arizona Commission on the Arts may be spent for payment to any person or entity for use in desecrating, casting contempt on, mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, trampling or otherwise dishonoring or causing to bring dishonor on religious objects, the flag of the United States or the flag of this state.” Recipients of Arts Commission support are further instructed to “take into consideration general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the American public” within funded programs.

Pre-Application Information:

A 1:1 match is required. A combination of cash and in-kind contributions may be used to match the grant. In-kind contributions may comprise no more than 50% of the match.

Grant seeker resources:

Cycle A Application Deadline: 11:59 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017.
For projects taking place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Cycle B Application Deadline: 11:59 pm Thursday, September 7, 2017.
For projects taking place between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Cycle C Application Deadline: 11:59 pm Thursday, February 1, 2018.
For projects taking place between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Anastasia Freyermuth, Arts Learning and Grants Coordinator
(602) 771-6529

Arizona Commission on the Arts
417 West Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1326

For questions regarding the Submittable online submission platform:
Submittable Technical Support
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona