Teaching Art Together Grant

Grants to Kentucky PreK-12 Teachers and Teacher
Teams for Short-Term Residencies in Arts Education

GrantWatch ID#: 181285
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Kentucky Arts Council (KAC)

10/16/17 4:30 PM ET Hand delivered, or Postmarked by date

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Grants to Kentucky PreK-12th grade teachers and groups of teachers to host artists for one to four-week residencies to implement innovative arts projects that involve students. Funding is intended to integrate the arts into the daily curriculum and classroom instruction.

The Teaching Art Together Grant Program enables teachers to implement artist residencies in their schools. The emphasis should always be on involving teachers and students directly in the creative artistic process in any arts discipline. Teachers and artists work in partnership to design and implement the residencies. Residencies may be focused on a specific arts discipline or the arts through cross-curricular pairings such as dance integrated into a math curriculum, new media integrated into a science curriculum, etc.

Every five days of a residency requires 20 hours of contact time with the artist through working with four to six class sessions a day. The schedule may include a combination of the following:

Core group: A core group meets five times per five-day (20-hour) residency in order to ensure opportunities for a greater depth of knowledge. Artists must meet with a minimum of one core group. A school can have a maximum of four core groups per five days of residency. Longer residencies can have different core groups per five-day section.

Non-core group: Non-core groups must meet a minimum of two, and a maximum of three, times per five-day (20-hour) residency. Non-core groups allow for flexibility in scheduling and can increase the number of classes participating in the residency.

Professional development (PD): PD may be provided at a maximum of three hours per five days (20 hours) of the residency in lieu of an equivalent amount of class time. Professional development certificates can be requested from the Kentucky Arts Council.

20-day (80-hour) residencies: $2,400 - Applicant match: $1,600
15-day (60-hour) residencies: $1,800 - Applicant match: $1,200
10-day (40-hour) residencies: $1,200 - Applicant match: $800
5-day (20-hour) residencies: $600 - Applicant match: $400

The artist's fee is $1,000 per five-day (20-hour) residency, which includes planning and preparation time. Artists may not receive a fee greater than $1,000 per five days of residency. Culminating events in the evening need to be paid for by the school and should not be included in the grant application.

Residencies may run from January 1 to June 30, 2018. Artists should be paid in full within 10 to 15 business days after the completion of the residency.

Any teacher or group of teachers presently teaching in a Kentucky public or private school that supports preschool through grade 12 are eligible to apply.

All artists must be selected from the arts council's Teaching Artists Directory. No more than two Teaching Art Together applications per school will be accepted for the same application deadline.

Funding may not be used for programs that have sectarian purposes.

With the exception of professional development, residency hours may not be used for before- or after-school programming or culminating events.

This grant program requires a match from the school. See Estimated Size of Grant above for Matching Requirements. In addition to the match, applicants are responsible for providing any supplies, materials and other incidental expenses required to implement the residency. These expenses should be discussed and negotiated before the residency begins. The grant amount ONLY covers the artist fee.


Select an artist for the residency from the Teaching Artists Directory:

More on the council's core values:


Postmark deadline for submission of paper copy of the application and supporting materials: Oct. 16, 2017
Review of applications by panel: Nov. 29, 2017
Arts council board reviews panel recommendations: Dec. 8, 2017
Applicant notification: As soon as possible after board approval of panel recommendations
Use of grant funds may begin: Jan. 1, 2018
Use of grant funds must conclude: June 30, 2018
Final report due: 30 days after completion of residency

Completed application form must be submitted by Oct. 16, 2017. The application must be: 1) officially postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service, or 2) delivered by a shipping service (e.g., UPS, Federal Express, etc.) with a paid receipt on or before the deadline date, or 3) hand delivered to the arts council office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date. If the arts council does not receive your printed and signed application, your application will be considered ineligible.

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

Jean St. John, Arts Education Director
888-833-2787 (toll free)

Mail completed application to:
Kentucky Arts Council
1025 Capital Center Drive
Third Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601-8205

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