August 11, 2011, Application Deadline
June 1, 2012, Earliest Beginning Date for Arts Endowment Period of Support
School-based projects are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside of the school building at any time of the day. This includes after-school and summer enrichment programs that are formally connected to school curricula. Projects must be based on a curriculum that aligns with national or state arts education standards and include assessment of participant learning.
Learning project types may include, but are not limited to:
- School-based arts education activities for children and youth pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 that demonstrate increased knowledge and skills in the arts consistent with national or state arts education standards. Projects should engage children and youth over an extended period to increase their proficiency in and understanding of an artistic discipline, genre, or form.
- School-based arts education professional development activities for teachers, teaching artists, and other educators that demonstrate increased knowledge and skills necessary to engage children and youth in school-based arts learning, consistent with national or state education standards.
- Projects that explore ways to integrate school-based arts learning in other subjects.
- Projects that provide rigorous, challenging school-based summer arts education that enables children and youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the arts as well as continued learning in the arts.
- Innovative school-based projects that explore new models for engaging children and youth with the arts, or that keep arts education providers abreast of the latest advances in both art forms and teaching practices.
For more information about the Art Works Grant, visit the NEA’s website. Need help with your application? Contact Megan Hines at the Greenville Arts Council at 662.332.2246 or firstname.lastname@example.org