NEA Grants for Summer Schools in the Arts

Posted by on April 15, 2005

[posted from RFP bullein]

National Endowment for the Arts Offers Matching Grants for Summer Schools in the Arts

Deadline: May 23, 2005 (Statement of Interest)

The National Endowment for the Arts (<a href=""></a>) created the Summer Schools in the Arts program to raise the quality and availability of arts education in communities nationwide. The program is designed to support rigorous, challenging summer arts education programs that enable 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 where 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; may provide free or subsidized tuition for students of limited financial resources; and serves children and youth generally between the ages of 5 and 18.

The Arts Endowment anticipates awarding fewer than fifty grants, ranging from $15,000 to $35,000. All grants require a match of at least one-to-one. Summer school programs must take place during the summer of 2006.

Nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Please note that funding is not available for individual elementary or secondary schools, including charter and private schools, directly.

Visit the NEA Web site for complete program information, eligibility restrictions, and application procedures.

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