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NEA Accepting Applications for Art Works Grants

Thursday, June 28, 2012   (0 Comments)
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National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works:
To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within this category, all Arts Education projects will have Learning as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.

School-Based Projects
August 9, 2012, Application Deadline
June 1, 2013, Earliest Beginning Date for Arts Endowment Period of Support

School-based projects must be 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, including after-school and summer enrichment programs formally connected to school curricula.

Projects must be based on a curriculum that aligns with either 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, generally between ages 5 and 18, that demonstrate increased knowledge and skills in the arts. 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 education providers in which participants demonstrate increased knowledge and skills necessary to engage children and youth in school-based arts learning. Professional development projects may include training in how to design and implement high quality assessment of student learning in the arts.
  • Projects that explore ways to integrate school-based arts learning in other content areas.
  • 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.

In addition, the NEA is particularly interested in:

  • Projects that incorporate the use of digital learning in the arts or media literacy in the arts.
  • Projects that use arts learning to build creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaborative skills.
  • Projects for children and youth that highlight the role arts learning plays in supporting livable communities

Please visit the NEA's website to learn more about the grant application process: http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html.



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