Teaching Artist Grants

*The 2021 grant cycle is now closed.
 

2021 Teaching Artist Grant

Teaching Artist grants support sequential, arts education projects that take place in-school, after school, or in community centers.

Projects can be In-School Projects taking place during the School Day or After-School Projects taking place at a School or Community Center. Projects can only support K-12 aged students. Projects do not have to be accessible to the general public and can be delivered in-person or virtually in order to meet New York State COVID-19 social distance protocols.

Projects can only support K-12 aged students. After-School Projects do not have to be open to the general public. Project must provide at least 3 sequential, teaching sessions between the same teaching artist(s) and the same group of students.

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available to artists and nonprofit organizations. More detailed information on eligibility and qualification is found in the grant guidelines.

The application deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, October 23, 2020. Applications are submitted online.

Application Submission, Guidelines, & Budget Form

All applications must be submitted online using our on online application system and must also include a separate, completed budget form. If you don’t have Microsoft Office, there are a number of free options available such as Google Drive or Open Office.

Application Support Materials

Applying to grants can often be overwhelming, but we’ve put together the following to help make the process as simple as possible:

Application Creation Video

We’ve put together the following application creation video to help make the process as simple as possible (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high. Please note, this video is several years old and slight changes to the current application may exist):

Budget Creation Video

We’ve put together the following budget creation video to help make the process as simple as possible (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high. Please note, this video is several years old and slight changes to the current budget may exist):

Application Information Sessions

Because of changes to the grant program to help address the impact of COVID-19, all applicants are required to discuss their application before submitting.

Additionally, we will conduct a series of optional information sessions where applicants can go more in-depth on specific topics related to the application process.

The following are session topics along with dates and times:

  • Application & Submission Overview, Wednesday, September 2, 10-11am
  • Writing the Narrative, Wednesday, September 9, 10-11am
  • Budget Creation, Wednesday, September 23, 10-11am
  • Artist Samples and Supplement Materials, Wednesday, September 30, 10-11am
  • General Q&A, Wednesday, October 7, 10-11am
  • General Q&A , Wednesday, October 21, 10-11am

Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at chris@eARTS.org to sign up for one of these sessions, to discuss these topics and/or your application individually, or for other assistance on these grant programs.

Assistance, Marketing, & Final Reporting

Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager, via email or at 607-962-1332 x205 for more information and assistance on this or other grant programs. All grant recipients are encouraged to market their project throughout the community. All grant recipients are required to submit a final report.

This grant is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts‘ Decentralization Program and is administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.