Summer School in the Arts Program

Posted on April 21, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Summer School in the Arts Program
Deadline: May 22, 2006 (Statement of Interest)

The National Endowment for the Arts’ (<a href="http://www.nea.gov/">http://www.nea.gov/</a>) Summer Schools in the Arts program supports rigorous, challenging summer arts education that enables children and youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the arts as well as gain lifelong interests in the arts and culture.

A summer school in the arts is one that provides summer instruction in one or more arts disciplines; offers a comprehensive curriculum in which participants actively create and/or perform as well as respond to the arts; culminates in public performances, exhibitions, or other demonstrations of the participants’ achievements in the arts; measures the extent to which students gain knowledge and skills according to national, state, or local arts education standards through pre- and post-assessment tests; offers instruction to the same group of students over a minimum of ninety contact hours; provides free or subsidized tuition for students of limited financial resources; and serves children and youth generally between the ages of 5 and 18.

The NEA anticipates awarding fewer than fifty grants ranging from $15,000 to $35,000 each. All grants require a non-federal match of at least 1:1.

Summer school programs must take place during the summer of 2007. The NEA’s period of support for this program may start no earlier than April 1, 2007, and must end no later than May 31, 2008. The period of support is intended to allow for planning, evaluation, and close out as well as instructional time.

Nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants must have a three-year history of providing arts education instruction prior to the application deadline.

Please note that funding is not available for individual elementary or secondary schools directly. Local education agencies (school districts) and state and regional education agencies are eligible. Schools may participate as partners in projects for which another eligible organization applies.

Visit the NEA Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10001903/arts/gov">http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10001903/arts/gov</a>

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: <a href="http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml">http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml</a>


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