Arkansas Arts Council
Grants of up to $40,000 to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, churches, hospitals, schools, and IHEs to host educational artist residencies benefiting school-age children. Qualifying organizations may sponsor professional artists for activities during the school day or academic year. Funding is intended to enable artists to demonstrate their art forms and create or perform works of art, so that participants may observe the creative process and relate their art form to other K-12 curriculum areas. Artists submitted for this program must be selected from the Arts Education Artist Roster.
During the In-School Residency program, an artist is based in a preK-12 school or community organization site where he or she works with the applying organization’s AIE Program and/or on-site coordinator and key staff to develop programs and activities based on the school/site's needs and facilities. At the school/site, the artist may instruct students, conduct in-service workshops for teachers or staff, advise activity groups, present lectures and demonstrations to local community organizations, organize exhibitions of work by students, teachers or themselves, initiate field trips, supervise student projects, and encourage and develop arts curricula and materials.
Residencies are designed to meet special needs of schools and sponsoring organizations and highlight strengths of artists, but certain characteristics are typical of each residency program:
Included in an In-School Residency program is a requirement for an in-service workshop to be conducted by the artist for the teachers/administrators/staff involved with the residency program. The in-service workshop should focus on assisting teachers or staff to increase their personal and professional comfort level with integrating the arts into curriculum or character development programming. This will help to ensure long-term benefits from the residency program, to clarify information, and to get them "on board."
GrantWatch ID#: 176747
Up to $40,000
In-School Residency Program grant awards are made for projects, programs, and activities occurring between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
Grantees can sponsor professional artists at a school or site during the school day or school year for a minimum of 10 days, with longer residencies lasting the duration of the school year.
-Short-term residencies may last from a minimum 10 days to a maximum of two to three months.
-Long-term residencies last from four months to the duration of the school year.
-A visiting artist residency lasts from one day to five days.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jess Anthony, Grant Programs Manager
Brazier Watts, Grants Administrator
Arkansas Arts Council
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 324-9150
Fax: (501) 324-9207
TDD: (501) 324-9811
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