Arts Education projects focus on educating a closed group of learners, in one of two categories: either through In-School projects or through Community-Based projects. Applicants can apply for an Arts Education Grant of up to $5,000. These projects must consist of "hands on" learning in at least 3 separate sessions to ensure that learners of all ages are exposed to art new ways.

ARTS EDUCATION GRANT GUIDELINES

Our application platform allows you to save your progress and return to your application at anytime. However, due to the limitations in our application platform, applicants can only view one section of the application at a time while applying. If you would like to view the Arts Education Grant Application in its entirety, you are welcome to click the link below to download a PDF of the Arts Education Grant Application.

*NOTE*: Preview copies of the Arts Education Grant Application are provided only as a curtesy to applicants. Paper applications or PDF applications submitted via mail, in person, or through email will not be accepted. Only applications submitted through the official online application portal will be accepted.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR AN ARTS EDUCATION GRANT?

    • Applicants must be:
1. A 501(c)(3) or New York State non-profit organization with an active board of trustees either incorporated in NY state or registered to do business in NY State located in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County.
2. A government or quasi-governmental entity, or tribal organization located in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County.
3. An individual artist, group or collective, or unincorporated entity who is working with an eligible partner school (prek-12 public schools in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County). For In-school Arts Education programs only.
4. An individual artist, group or collective, or unincorporated entity who is working with an eligible fiscal sponsor or community-based partner located in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County. For Community-based Arts Education programs only. Learn more about Fiscal Sponsors here.
    • All applicants must be located within Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga Counties or utilizing a Fiscal Sponsor located therein.
    • Projects must take place within the applicant's or Fiscal Sponsor's respective county.
    • Applicants must be seeking for funds for Arts & Cultural Educational Programming that involves at least three separate, progressive educational sessions with the same group of learners.
    • In-school projects must be conducted in partnership with a qualified public school within Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga Counties. Projects in conjunction with private, charter, and parochial schools are ineligible. Schools and school teachers cannot apply for Arts Education Grants.
    • Applicants may submit up to three requests in any combination of categories (Community Arts, Individual Artist, and/or Arts Education) totaling no more than $5,000 across all applications. Fiscally sponsored requests do not count towards the sponsor’s three-request, $5,000 limit.

    This is not an exhaustive list of criteria. For further eligibility requirements as well as information about funding priorities for 2023, please consult the 2023 Arts Education Grant Guidelines.

    HOW DO I APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT?

    1. Review the Arts Education Grant Guidelines document in its entirety.
    2. Identify the project for which you want to seek funding.
    3. Create a project description/narrative that details what your project is and how funds from the Community Arts Grants will be used.
    4. Gather all Required Documents and Support Materials described in the Arts Education Grant Guidelines and those listed below.
    5. Begin application (requires Gmail account). Application can be saved and resumed at any time.
    6. Complete all required fields within the application and ensure that all required documents are properly attached to your application.
    7. Submit application.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    Below is a list of materials and documents you will be asked to provide during the application process. Please upload documents in PDF or excel format. For a more detailed description of required documents, please consult the Arts Education Grant Guidelines.

    Documents

    Documents (For Organizations or Fiscal Sponsors if Applicable)

    1. Organization's EIN/Tax ID Number

    2. List of Board of Directors

    3. Financial Statement from most recent financial year

    4. Proof of Nonprofit or Government Entity Status

    5. Fiscal Sponsorship Memo of Understanding between Sponsoring Organization and Sponsored Applicant (if application is using a Fiscal Sponsor)

    In-School Project Documents

    6. Letter of Agreement between Applicant and Partner School (In-School Projects Only)

    7. Support Letters from School Administrators & Teachers (In-School Projects Only)

    Documents for Individual Artist Applicants

    8. Support Letters from Community Partner(s)

    9. Proof of Residency


    Project Support Materials

    1. Brief Project Description (70 words or less)

    2. Project Overview

    3. Project Timeline

    4. Completed Project Budget Form (Download In-School Form, Download Community-Based Form)

    5.  Completed Core Student and Audience Form (Download Form) - In-School P

    6. Artistic Support Materials (Up to 5 Samples)

    7. Memo of Understanding with Participating Artists (if applicable)

    8. List of Artist & Administrative Personnel involved in project

    9. Artist(s) Resumes


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