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Arts in the Schools Grant Program

by Melissa on February 10th, 2017

The Arts in the Schools grant program is open to public schools in the eighteen counties of the SMAC service region. The program intent is to provide funds to advance arts education in schools in the SMAC region through artist/teacher/community partnerships and to support the arts as essential to education and daily life.
Arts in the Schools grant projects may include, but are not limited to:
* Artist Residencies: An artist residency, with up to $4000 available in grant funding, is a unique learning partnership between a professional artist and a school. Artists may be contracted to teach and/or work side by side with students, conduct in-service or special teacher’s training, and conduct performance, demonstrations, exhibitions, or special classes for the community at large. Artists are available to work in all arts disciplines including theatre, music, dance, opera, literary arts, film video and the visual arts.
SMAC can assist schools in identifying individual arts or arts organizations that provide residencies in the SMAC area. COMPAS is a state supported nonprofit organization specializing in writers and artists in residence. COMPAS may be reached at 651-292-3249 or through their website: www.compas.org.
* Field Trips: A field trip grant, available up to $2,000, is intended to help increase the exposure of students to professional artists through visits to studios, performances by professional theatre, dance or musical groups, readings by writers, visits to art galleries or other locations pertinent to the creation and exhibition of art.

SMAC grants must be applied for online. Go to www.swmnarts.org for program guidelines, application tutorial, and the link to the online grant system.

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