Arizona Commission on the Arts
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Grants of $1,500, $2,000, and $2,500 to Arizona schools and school districts for collaborative projects that enhance the quality of arts education throughout the state. Project categories include student learning, professional development, and planning activities.
The purpose of this program is to enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services 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.
Collaborative projects may engage any number of collaborators, but must involve a minimum of two parties, one of which represents the applicant. For example, collaborations could take place between teachers or departments within a school, between multiple schools within a district, or between a school and a community arts resource (teaching artists or arts organizations).
GrantWatch ID#: 180618
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants can be requested in the following flat grant amount: $1,500, $2,000 and $2,500.
Eligible project activities must take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Grant funds cannot be used for any projects, or days of a project, that take place before the start date of the cycle in which they are submitted, and/or after the end of the fiscal year.
Cycle A projects may take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
Cycle B projects may take place between November 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
-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.
This program does not fund the following:
-Organizations and schools that received Arts Commission funding in Fiscal Year 2018, but failed to file a final report by Monday, September 10, 2018.
-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 and an Arts Learning Collaboration Grant which seek funding for the same project or activities.
-Funding for insurance.
-Food and beverages for any purpose.
-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.
-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.
This list is not comprehensive.
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.
All applications must be submitted through Submittable, an online submission platform. The Arts Commission will not accept applications by means other than Submittable. If extenuating circumstances prohibit applicants from using Submittable, they are advised to contact the Arts Commission at least one month before the application deadline to make reasonable accommodations for application submission.
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants require a 1:1 match. 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.
Grants of $1,500 require a minimum $750 cash match. Grants of $2,000 require a minimum $1,000 cash match. Grants of $2,500 require a minimum $1,250 cash match.
-Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Thursday, May 3, 2018.
-For projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
-Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Thursday, October 4, 2018.
-For projects taking place between November 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
Program Update as of July 2, 2018:
A planned CYCLE C application deadline was listed in previous versions of this document as well as on the Arts Commission’s website and newsletters. Based on feedback from potential applicants and analysis of recent trends, the third application cycle has been cancelled and the deadline for CYCLE B pushed back to October 4, 2018. Those who had planned to apply in CYCLE C are advised to apply in CYCLE B instead.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions regarding the Submittable online submission platform, contact Submittable Technical Support:
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Primary Staff Contact:
Anastasia Freyermuth, Arts Learning and Grants Coordinator