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Grants to Arkansas Schools and Arts Organizations for Youth Arts Programs

Arts in Education (AIE) - After School/Summer Residency Grant

GrantWatch ID# 176582
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)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arkansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/23

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Arkansas schools and arts organizations to provide opportunities for youth arts education and participation in arts programming. Funding is intended to support professional artists working with PreK-12 youth in out-of-school time and summer settings. The settings include after-school and summer programs and can be located in community centers, low-income housing projects, juvenile facilities, social service centers, parks/recreation programs, boys and girls clubs and other community-based or governmental organizations and institutions.


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

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The Arts in Education program initiates new arts programs, or enhances existing ones, in schools and local arts agencies by providing direct interaction with professional artists in residencies for pre K–12 students. All artists involved in AIE residencies must be selected from the Arts in Education Artist Roster.

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
Apply online:

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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