CCT: Arts Learning Grants

Arts Learning Grants



IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FY18 ARTS GRANTS:
No final decisions regarding FY18 grants can be made until the CT Office of the Arts receives a confirmed allocation in the FY18-19 State Budget. The following grant programs are on hold: Supporting Arts in Place, Arts Projects, Regional Initiative and Arts Learning. As reported in the news, the Governor and the General Assembly are working toward adopting a State Budget on or before June 30, 2017.
 
Applications to the Arts Learning: Access category are still being accepted. This program has a rolling deadline and will continue to accept applications until all funds are expended.
 
 
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) promotes teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts, through high quality arts engagement, arts integration, arts exploration and discovery experiences. 

Through its Higher Order of Thinking (HOT) Schools program, COA has developed a "Continuum of Practice" to serve as a guide for PK-12 schools to self identify their current practice in arts learning, and through its Arts Learning Grants COA provides opportunities for schools to advance along the arts learning continuum.

Focused on PK-12 schools, Arts Learning Grants provide funding in three (3) distinct categories:

  • Access - Exposure to the arts through field trips, school or classroom visits, performance(s), "informance(s)" and/or lecture demonstrations by artists or artist groups or arts venues.
  • Connection and Correlations (CC) - Extension of arts Access experiences that begin to make connections between the arts experience and PK-12 curriculum.
  • Integration - Sequential arts learning experiences that weave ideas and concepts between and among arts and non-arts disciplines, effectively advancing knowledge and/or skills in an arts discipline while concurrently advancing knowledge and/or skills in other disciplines.

ACCESS

CONNECTION/CORRELATION

INTEGRATION

$700 grant awards

  • No match required
  • Total Project minimum = $700
  • Can be used for any Arts Access experience or combination of Arts Access experiences
  • Rolling deadline: First come  (and eligible) first served*
  • Project period July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
  • Applicant may receive Access funding no more than 3 consecutive years 

    * Program closes when funds are expended.

$3,000 grant awards

  • 50% ($1,500) Minimum Cash match required (must be confirmed at time of application)
  • Total Project minimum = $4,500 
  • Can be used for any Connection experience* and up to 15% of total project ($675) can be used to support complementary Arts Access Experience
  • Competitive Category – deadline March 15, 2017
  • Project period July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 
  • Applicant may receive funding no more than 3 consecutive years

*If engaging a teaching artist, must select from COA’s Directory of Teaching Artists

Applicants are encouraged to participate in the COA Grants info webinar – specifics to follow

 $5,000 grant awards 

  • 75% ($3,750) Minimum Cash match required (must be confirmed at time of application)
  • Total Project minimum = $8,750
  • Can be used for any PK-12 Arts Integration Experience(s)* and related professional development
  • Up to 10% of total project ($875) can be used to support complementary Access Experience(s)
  • Competitive Category – deadline March 15, 2017
  • Project period July 1, 2017 -June 30, 2018 
  • Applicant may receive
    funding no more than 3 consecutive years 

*If engaging a teaching artist, must select from COA’s Directory of Teaching Artists

Applicants are encouraged to participate in the COA Grants info webinar – specifics to follow

ELIGIBILITY

  • PK-12 Schools
  • 501C-3 arts organizations seeking to provide arts access experience(s) for PK-12 students
  • Arts program of a  501C-3 non-arts organization seeking to provide arts access experience(s) for PK-12 students

    Eligible applicants who have applied to other COA grants programs may also apply to the Arts Access category

ELIGIBILITY

  • PK-12 Schools
  • 501C-3 arts organizations seeking to  provide programs connecting/correlating with PK-12 school day curriculum
  • Arts programs of 501C-3 non-arts organization seeking to provide  programs connecting/correlating with PK-12 school day curriculum


ELIGIBILITY

  • PK-12 Schools
  • 501C-3 arts organizations seeking to provide programs directly supporting PK-12 school day curriculum through arts integration

FY18 Arts Learning Guidelines (PDF)

Access budget form (Excel)

Connection/Correlation budget form (Excel)

Integration budget form (Excel)

How to Apply instructions are in the program guidelines.

 

 

 
For more information or questions, please contact
Bonnie Koba via email at
bonnie.koba@ct.gov





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