Maine Arts Commission
Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, public schools, and government agencies for PreK-12 arts education. Projects may involve high-quality visual and performing arts programs serving students or educators. Proposals must include best standards-based practices that reflect 21st-century teaching and learning.
Funds are to be used to enhance PreK-12 arts education through teaching artist programs, community arts education programs, curriculum planning, professional learning for arts educators, teaching artists and teachers of all content.
PreK-12 schools through their districts, community organizations, and cultural institutions acting as or in partnership with teaching artists are eligible to apply for the Arts Learning grant. Applicants are encouraged to select teaching artists from the Maine Arts Commission’s Teaching Artist Roster.
NOTE: The Maine Arts Commission learned during extensive data collection over the past two years that students in Maine’s most underserved regions have fewer opportunities for arts education. The agency therefore is earmarking funds for these regions of Maine. During fiscal year 2018-19, a dedicated grant of $5,000 will be offered to a single applicant from Aroostook, Washington or Oxford County. All other application processes will remain the same for this opportunity.
GrantWatch ID#: 179073
Maximum award: $5,000
The funding cycle for this program is July 1 through June 30. Funds will not be available until after July 1, and cannot be spent for activities outside the funding cycle dates.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For general questions about the application or review process, contact:
Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Grants Director
For specific questions about the Arts Learning application, contact:
Argy Nestor, Director of Arts Education
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