From our friends at the Kennedy Center: Partners in Education:
The application will help identify arts organizations that demonstrate an interest, ability, and commitment to initiate or expand professional development opportunities for teachers in collaboration with their local school system. While the Partners in Education program accommodates organizations with varying levels of experience providing professional learning opportunities for teachers, the Institute is designed as basic-level training to assist those with little or no experience in conducting professional development for teachers.
Partners in Education is a training program, rather than a funding program. The Institute is the entry point for new teams, and is the beginning of the initial commitment to the program that includes attendance at one Institute (April 25-28, 2012) and two Annual Meetings (February 13-16, 2013 and February 12-15, 2014) with partial travel assistance provided by the Kennedy Center. Full attendance at these three meetings is mandatory for accepted Partnership Teams.
Applicants should be aware that the initial time commitment for participation amounts to two years, after which Partnership Teams may advance to Phase II. Teams that have completed the first two years of participation and wish to remain in the network of arts organizations and schools are welcome to continue in the program at their own expense.
The 2012 Partners in Education Institute will take place April 25 through April 28 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Download the application here.