NDCA offers one application round for Arts in Education Collaboration projects per year. Applications for the 2019-20 fiscal year are no longer being accepted. If you would like to implement a project during the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) the application must be submitted by April 1, 2020. Please plan accordingly!
Application will be made available in early February, 2020.
All applicants must read the Arts in Education Collaboration Guide found HERE prior to applying
NOTE: Schools and organizations applying to the Arts in Education Collaboration Grant (AIEC) program should keep in mind that the AIEC grant has been created to provide support for larger projects and initiatives that go beyond the traditional school residency. Applicants should be willing to commit time and resources to long-term goals that will ultimately increase student access to high-quality, sustained arts education.
North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) believes that all students in North Dakota deserve a “well-rounded” education that includes the arts. To assist schools and communities in reaching this goal, NDCA provides Arts in Education Collaboration (AIEC) grant funds to arts organizations, schools, school districts, non-profits, and government agencies to build collaborations and community partnerships that strive to increase access to high-quality, sustained arts education for K -12, North Dakota students.
This includes collaborations between teachers or departments within a school, between multiple schools within a district, between multiple rural school districts, or between a school and community arts resource (teaching artists or arts organizations) non-profit, or for-profit organization. Projects may take place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer sessions, and during professional development in-services. NDCA’s funding goal is that these programs and partnerships become self - sustaining and/or expand into larger programs and partnerships that are focused on providing students and teachers with increased access to quality arts education.
NDCA understands the value of arts education for all students. “Arts for Every Student” is one of the phrases we use to express this belief and our vision. We ask Arts in Education Collaboration grant applicants to consider these questions: What is standing in way of “Arts for Every Student” in your K-12 schools? What can we do (what “first-steps” can you take?) to address this challenge?
Grant Funding Range
Applicants may receive Arts in Education Collaboration grant funding for up to 4 consecutive years (*exceptions noted below), with the understanding that each subsequent year of programming will demonstrate progress towards the original goals and/or expansion of these goals, as appropriate. We hope that after a grantee has received several years of Arts in Education Collaboration grant funding, they will either be able to sustain the projects they have developed with resources other than NDCA funding, grown the project into a sustainable program, or they will have expanded their goals to include more partnerships, students, teachers, schools, and/or art forms.
*Depending on partnership development, shifting goals and/or priorities, access to resources, and other external factors, some grantees may request funding beyond the 4 year period. Grantees that have been funded for 4 consecutive years and who would like to apply for additional funding may call Rebecca Engelman, Arts in Education Director, at 701-328-7593.
This program does not fund the following:
All Arts in Education Collaboration projects must include the following:
North Dakota Council on the Arts staff determines the eligibility of applications received based on the eligibility criteria listed above. Eligible applications are forwarded to a review panel composed of experts in arts education programming. Panelists will rate each application based on the overall program goals defined in these guidelines, organized into the following criteria categories:
Applications are reviewed in detail and scored by each panelist individually. The panel meets as a group to review their scoring and funding decisions which are sent to the NDCA Board of Directors for approval.
All publicity materials and programs for supported projects must contain the Council on the Arts' logo and the credit line found at http://www.nd.gov/arts/grants/ndca-logo-credit-line-usage.
If you have questions about any of the guidelines or the application process, please contact the Arts in Education Director at (701)328-7593 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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