The Arts in Education Program invites accredited public and private schools in Anne Arundel County to apply for no more than two (2) grants per school (i.e. one of each grant or 2 residency grants or 2 auditorium grants) per fiscal year. These grants are used to fund either in-person or virtual artistically driven educational programs. Funding for performances is limited to artists in the ACAAC Arts in Education Directory or those listed on the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), Young Audience of Maryland or Artivate teaching artist registry. All applications will be reviewed by the ACAAC Arts in Education Committee and funding for as many programs as possible will be approved based upon our annual program budget.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to book the artists and secure any additional funding needed. All applications must be completed in full, along with the required proposal from the artist or the artist’s representative to be considered. ACAAC grants received through the Arts in Education Program should be acknowledged in the school’s newsletter, crediting the ACAAC, the MSAC, City of Annapolis, and Anne Arundel County.
For FY2021 applicants only:
In recognition of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools and the arts, schools will be asked within the application to explain how their grant activities will comply with current public health guidelines. We encourage applicants to develop creative proposals for projects that can be delivered safely, whether virtually or utilizing social distancing measures.
UPDATE ARTS IN EDUCATION FY2021 GRANT APPLICATIONS (October 29, 2020):
The Arts in Education Auditorium and Residency grant deadline has been EXTENDED until November 9, 2020 at 5 PM. *Please note: the application deadline being extended has shifted notification and payment dates (check the guidelines below for updated dates).