Arts in Education

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.

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. IMG_9365

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. View the individual grant guidelines for more information.

Get Involved

Join our Arts-in-Education Directory

Each year we assemble our Arts in Education Directory. This Directory is distributed to all schools throughout Anne Arundel County to represent the variety of vibrant Anne Arundel County artists from the visual arts, performing arts, 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 Residency and Auditorium Grants.  Join our email list! Artists: receive information on how to be included. Educators: get information on how to get your copy of the Directory today.

View the 2016-2017 Arts in Education Directory

If NO changes need to be made to your previous listing CLICK HERE

If you are a FIRST TIME applicant OR if changes DO need to be made CLICK HERE

Click HERE for complete guidelines for this year’s program! 

Arts in Education Showcase

Every fall the ACAAC partners with The City of Annapolis, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools to bring Artists who offer educational programs to students. The Arts in Education (AiE) committee organizes at least two showcases; inviting registered Artists to present a 10 minute snippet of their educational productions to school faculty, staff, PTO/PTA groups and Cultural Arts Coordinators. While students thoroughly enjoy the assemblies, they give potential grantees the opportunity to see the students and Artists interact firsthand, before submitting their grant requests.

Arts in Education Grant Opportunities

The Arts in Education Program invites registered public and private schools in Anne Arundel County to apply for one (1) Residency and one (1) Auditorium Grant per school year. These grants are used to fund artistically driven educational programs. The ACAAC will support funding for performers listed in the Arts in Education Directory or on the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Arts in Education registry only. Learn more about our grant opportunities.

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