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Arts in Education Director
& Accessibility Coordinator
Reminder: Please review general grant eligibility and guidelines before proceeding.
This category is designed to give schools and school districts funding to bring artists into the classroom, either virtually or in person, for a residency during the fall semester of 2022 or spring semester of 2023. Grant funding supports standards-based, long-term (10 days and longer) artist residencies that provide students with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the arts. Educators and artists collaborate to design an artist residency that meets the specific needs of the school and engages students in hands-on, participatory arts learning. At a minimum, artists work with the same group of students for 10 days during the residency. Residency days and weeks do not have to be consecutive.
Pre K–12 schools and school districts in North Carolina may apply for this funding.
Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $15,000. Grant funds may be used for artist fees, marketing, contractual fees, artist/contractor travel, and other project-related expenses. Grants may not fund fees for student artists and ensembles. All grants must be matched dollar for dollar except those serving rural, low-wealth counties designated Tier 1, which are eligible for 75 to 100 percent funding. Organizations must make a strong case for financial need if the cash match is less than one-to-one.
All grant funds must be expended on activities that take place between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.
Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:
Potential for successful implementation
Submit your application through the GO Smart grant portal. Applicants will be asked to provide the following information. The information must address the funding criteria.
In addition to contact information, you will be asked to submit your organization’s mission statement, an organizational history, and both an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number.
Support materials and work samples
Applications without support materials and work samples will not be considered. Work samples should provide evidence of the quality of the artists’ work (not student work). No headshots or highly edited promotional videos will be accepted.
All applicants must upload the following support materials: