**Before applying, please contact the Arts in Education Director (email@example.com ) who will provide assistance with creating a User ID within the GO SMART online grant system.
The Teacher Incentive Grant Program is a means of providing financial assistance to teachers who wish to explore new and creative ways of integrating the arts into other areas of the curriculum. Projects are teacher driven and may involve the visual arts, literary arts, performing arts (drama, music, dance,) architecture, design, folk arts, media arts or any combination of artistic disciplines.
Teachers considering this grant application should keep in mind that arts integration is more than using an arts-based activity in service of another discipline; it is meeting two sets of goals simultaneously in both the art and non-art curriculum. This allows for students to explore both the art and the non-art curriculum, make connections, and engage in learning that is deep and meaningful. For information on defining arts integration please see: http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/partners/defining_arts_integrati....
The following criteria should be used as a guide for developing your proposed project:
TEACHER INCENTIVE GRANT GUIDELINES
Grant Funding Range
This program does not fund the following:
All Teacher Incentive projects must include the following:
Project *Evaluation - Process and Tips
Evaluation of the project is an integral part of learning and understanding. Evaluation involves gathering evidence before, during, and after a project and using it to tell the story and make judgments about what happened. The evidence collected should demonstrate what occurred and why, and identify what impact the overall project had on student learning and teaching practice. Evaluation proves the value of the project and provides information to stakeholders including; participants, teachers, parents, administrators, school boards, community, local and state funders, and ND Council on the Arts.
2-3 examples of the evidence collected in support of the final evaluation is required and must be uploaded within the final report.
North Dakota Council on the Arts staff determines the eligibility of applications received based on 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 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.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays