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The Arts in Education program has been bridging Arts and Education for over a decade and continues to evolve and increase its impact in the schools.

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The Arts in Education Program is the Arts Council’s initiative to support the integration of Arts into the education curricula throughout Anne Arundel County.  Included in the Arts in Education Program are:
  • The Teachers Institute
  • The Arts in Education Showcase
  • The AiE Auditorium & Residency Grants

The Teachers Institute consists of two, half-day workshops with a featured guest speaker emphasizing the benefits of arts integrated teaching methods. The workshops are fun and include hands on activities and engaged learning.

The Arts in Education Showcases are short performances by Artists with educational programs, usually performed for an audience of students, PTA/PTO members, faculty and staff.

Auditorium & Residency Grants assists schools and PTO/PTA groups in presenting quality performances and residencies for students in dance, history, music, theatre and arts related or integrated projects. These two grants are open to all registered schools, private and public, in Anne Arundel County. AiE Residency and Auditorium Grants are available from the Arts Council to assist with programming expenses.

Arts in Education Grants

The Arts in Education Program invites registered 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 school year. These grants are used to fund artistically driven educational programs. 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 (available at www.acaac.org/our-programs/artist-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. Please review the guidelines linked below. 

Arts in Education
Residency Grant

The Arts in Education Residency Grant funds ongoing workshops and projects where registered artists partner with schools to produce a performance, presentation, project or program involving the joint participation of teachers, students and artists lasting a minimum of five (5) days. Each school may 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. 

FY2021 Arts in Education Grants Timeline: CLOSED
1) Grant application cycle opens October 5, 2020 at 8 am.
2) Grant application period EXTENDED November 9, 2020 at 5 pm. Applications must be completed online through the ACAAC GO Grants portal.
3) Arts Council award letters to recipients: December 1, 2020.
4) Grant awards payments to be delivered via check or electronically by December 11, 2020.
5) Final reports to be completed by June 30, 2021.

Residency Grant Guidelines
Apply for Residency Grant

Arts in Education
Auditorium Grant

The Arts in Education Auditorium Grant funds an auditorium style assembly facilitated by registered Arts Council or MSAC artists. Each school may 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.

FY2021 Arts in Education Grants Timeline: CLOSED
1) Grant application cycle opens October 5, 2020 at 8 am.
2) Grant application period EXTENDED November 9, 2020 at 5 pm. Applications must be completed online through the ACAAC GO Grants portal.
3) Arts Council award letters to recipients: December 1, 2020.
4) Grant awards payments to be delivered via check or electronically by December 11, 2020.
5) Final reports to be completed by June 30, 2021.

Auditorium Grant Guidelines
Apply for Auditorium Grant

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Arts in Education Directory

 

The annual AiE Directory lists the names, contact and program information of Artists, who would like to be considered for AiE Grants.The AiE Directory is distributed to all schools and Libraries throughout Anne Arundel County listing the variety of artists from visual, performing, history and other arts related or integrated disciplines. The Arts-in-Education Directory is designed to put the world of the arts at the fingertips of program directors as they apply for their Arts-in-Education Grants.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! 

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