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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).

UPDATE ARTS IN EDUCATION FY2021 PROGRAM (October 2, 2020):

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.

Arts in Education Grants FY2021 applications will be available  Monday, October 5, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020 by 5 pm. Scroll down below to review guidelines and to apply!  

UPDATE ARTS IN EDUCATION FY2021 PROGRAM (August 26, 2020):

Schools: The Arts Council is still operating and will be opening our FY2021 Residency and Auditorium Grants this Fall. More information soon to come. 

Teaching Artists: The Arts Council is excited to announce that we have moved our artist directory to be available completely online. Directory applications are NOW OPEN. Scroll to the bottom of this page to apply! Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we have made the decision to not hold a showcase this year. 

UPDATE FY2020 ARTS IN EDUCATION RESIDENCY AND AUDITORIUM GRANTS (April 23, 2020): 

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County recognizes of the impact the corona-virus outbreak has had on schools ability to continue their Residency and Auditorium programming. If you are a school who was awarded an Arts Council FY20 Arts in Education Residency or Auditorium Grant, please see below options on how to proceed with your schools art programming.

If it is possible to achieve the desired message and agreeable at the same contracted price, the Arts Council is allowing schools to proceed virtually with their Residency or Auditorium. If your school is able to do the Residency or Auditorium virtually, this should be reported in your schools final report as soon as the program has been completed or no later than June 30, 2020.

If proceeding virtually is not an option for your school, the Arts Council is allowing extensions of the funding to be used in the beginning of next school year, which would not impact your schools funding for FY21 Arts in Education Grants. The program would have to be scheduled by December 31, 2020. We will need something in writing from the artist or representative of the artist that confirms the new date so we can document the change and the final report must be submitted as soon as the program is complete.

The Arts Council will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to McKenna Kennedy, mckenna.kennedy@acaac.org, with any questions you may have.

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:
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
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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:
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
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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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