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Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for Arts Education Programs

Arts in Education (AIE) - Arts Curriculum Project

GrantWatch ID# 162364
Agency: State

Funding Source
State of Arkansas - Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism - Division of Arkansas Heritage - Arkansas Arts Council (AAC), and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Geographic Focus
USA: Arkansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/23

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools for arts education programs led by professional artists. Funding is intended to enhance current arts curricula or establish ongoing arts curricula or programming in schools and organizations. This grant supports projects that further the goal of establishing arts as a basic part of education. Artists selected for the programs must be from the Arkansas Arts Council’s Arts in Education Artist Roster.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
These mini-grants are awarded to schools and nonprofit or governmental organizations and institutions.

Under these guidelines, funding for organizations is not available for:
- Deficits or start-up costs for new organizations
- Contingency funds
- Contributions and donations to other organizations or individuals
- Building renovations or capital expenditures for facilities
- Entertainment expenses, including busses for field trips, tickets to performances, or refreshments
- Tuition for academic study or any form of scholarship or student financial aid
- Faulty salaries, and additionally, staff salaries in Arts in Education grants
- Lobbying expenses
- Interest and other financial costs

Pre-Application Information
- January 31, 2023 - Deadline for FY24 Arts in Education and Major Arts Partners AIE Grant applications.
- Panel Review: April 14, 2023

The grant is available as a matching grant of up to $10,000.

Applications will not be accepted online unless all required pieces are submitted. Late applications will not be accepted unless the applicant demonstrates good cause for missing the deadline. Good cause generally will be limited to events or factors beyond the applicant's control - such as natural disasters - and will be determined by the Arkansas Arts Council's Executive Director.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $10,000

Contact Information
Grant portal:

Matt Boyce
Arts in Education Program Manager

Brazier Watts
Grants Programs Manager

Arkansas Arts Council
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

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