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Grants to New York Artists, Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes for Local Arts Education Initiatives

Arts Education Grant


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
173940

Funding Source
New York State Council on the Arts
St. Lawrence County Arts Council and The Office Of The Governor
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties

Important Dates
Conference Date: 02/27/24
Deadline: 03/01/24 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to New York artists, nonprofit organizations, government and tribal entities, unincorporated organizations, and libraries in eligible counties for local arts education initiatives. First-time applicants are required to attend a grant workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to support applicants in providing meaningful arts education opportunities. Eligible applicants are located within Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence Counties.

Arts Education Grant projects focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Funds support bringing teaching artists and their classroom skills into dedicated learning environments to benefit learners of all ages. Emphasis is placed on the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn through or about the arts. The Arts Education Grant offers two funding strands:

  • K-12 School-Based Learning: Work in partnership with a K-12 public school to engage students in rich, artistic learning experiences during or after school hours. Inter-curricular collaboration is encouraged, but not required. A letter of commitment from the partner school to the artist or organization must be included with the application to be eligible for funding. The letter of commitment must outline in detail the partner’s support of the project (monetarily and otherwise) and anticipated roles and responsibilities for each partner involved. The partnership letter must be on the partner’s letterhead and signed by the principal.
  • Community-Based Learning: Work in partnership with a community-based organization to provide rich, artistic learning experiences to a closed group of learners of any age. (Examples of community based partners include: boys and girls clubs, libraries, camps, senior centers, etc.) A letter of commitment from the partner organization must be included with the application to be eligible for funding. The letter of commitment must outline in detail the partner’s support of the project (monetarily and otherwise) and anticipated roles and responsibilities for each partner involved. The partnership letter must be on the partner’s letterhead and signed by the director of the partner organization

Project Requirements:

  • MUST be carried out in partnership with an existing, closed group of learners (ie: K-12 public school, senior center, club, care facility, etc.)
  • Sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of THREE sequential, hands-on learning sessions, with enough time in between for reflection
  • Hands-on, participatory creation and/or learning opportunities, in one or more art forms, that may culminate in an exhibition, production or demonstration.
  • In-depth, age & skills appropriate learning opportunities
  • A lesson plan, with clearly stated learning goals, methodologies and outcomes and a means for evaluation

Allowable Expenses: https://slcartscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/2024-AE-Guidelines.pdf#page=4



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility
- 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, incorporated within Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence Counties, established for at least one year, with an active board of trustees, which conduct all activities with non-discriminating practices regarding race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, including all programming activities, administration, and board representation; Eligibility status will be confirmed with the NYS Department of State Division of Corporations or the NYS Charities Bureau.
- Governmental or quasi-governmental entities, or Tribal Nations, located within Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence Counties
- Individual artists, collectives and unincorporated organizations may apply directly, when working with an eligible Community Partner - a K-12 public school or community-based organization (which is a requirement of this grant). Projects must take place in the same county in which the applicant and Community Partner are located.
- Lead applicant must be at least 18 years of age, and not enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program.
- The three-application/$5,000 limit does not apply to Fiscal Sponsors; they may simultaneously submit grant requests on behalf of their own organization and assist others; the additional applications will not count towards their $5,000 maximum. Please view the full Fiscal Sponsor Agreement at slcartscouncil.org/grants/resources.
- The three-application/$5,000 limit does not apply to Tribal Nations. However, individual Tribal organizations within Tribal Nations are subject to this limitation.

Ineligible
Ineligible applicants:
- Individuals or organizations not based in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County, including non-incorporated chapters of organizations whose “parent” is incorporated outside of this region
- SCR site staff or board members, in this case SLC Arts
- Individuals or organizations applying directly to NYSCA within the same fiscal year, regardless of that application’s status or outcome, are NOT eligible to apply, and may NOT serve as a Fiscal Sponsor.
- New York State agencies & departments
- Public universities and colleges; public, private or parochial secondary and elementary schools, or their components or affiliates
- Applicants, without an eligible Community Partner
- Students enrolled in a full-time degree program
- A group that is formed/incorporated as a limited liability company (LLC), business corporation, or limited liability partnership (LLP) in New York State
- A group that is formed/incorporated as a limited liability company (LLC), business corporation, or limited liability partnership (LLP) in another state and registered to do business in New York State; A group in either of the two types above that is seeking to apply with an eligible fiscal sponsor
- A group that is seeking to apply as an individual or group of individuals, but the project also publicly functions in a limited liability company (LLC), business corporation, or limited liability partnership (LLP)
- Individual artists who are employed by a partnering school
- Previous recipients who have failed to comply with contracts, final reports or other documentation

Ineligible Projects and Unallowable Expenses:
https://slcartscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/2024-AE-Guidelines.pdf#page=4

Pre-Proposal Conference
This year, all applicants will be required to attend an info session or meet with the Grants and Services Manager before submitting an application.

- Thursday, January 04, 12:00pm: Zoom Meeting
- Tuesday, January 09, 11:00am: Potsdam Public Library, Upstairs Classroom; 2 Park Street, Potsdam
- Saturday, January 13, 11:00am: Flower Memorial Library, South Reading Room; 229 Washington Street, Watertown.
- Wednesday, January 17, 11:00am: Brave DIY Studio; 5406 Shady Avenue, Lowville
- Monday, January 22, 3:00pm: Zoom Meeting
- Wednesday, January 24, 6:00pm: Zoom Meeting
- Friday, January 26, 9:00am: Zoom Meeting
- Tuesday, January 30, 11:00am: Thousand Islands Arts Council; 314 John Street, Clayton
- Wednesday, February 07, 10:00am: Zoom Meeting
- Saturday, February 10, 10:00am: Potsdam Public Library, Upstairs Classroom; 2 Park Street, Potsdam
- Monday, February 12, 6:00pm: Zoom Meeting
- Thursday, February 15, 9:00am: Zoom Meeting
- Wednesday, February 21, 2:00pm: Potsdam Public Library, Upstairs Classroom; 2 Park Street, Potsdam
- Tuesday, February 27, 12:00pm: Zoom Meeting

More information and registration links can be found on the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- A completed application MUST be received by Friday, March 01, 2024, 11:59pm
- Last day to submit applications for feedback: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 4:00pm

ALL applicants MUST attend an info session, or meet with the Grant Coordinator, prior to submitting an application. This includes return applicants.

An applicant may not submit more than one Individual Artist Grant application per grant cycle.

Grant Applicant Resources:
https://slcartscouncil.org/grants/resources/

Estimated Size of Grant
$500 - $5,000

Applicants may submit up to THREE separate grant requests per year, in any combination of categories, the total of which may not exceed $5,000.

Term of Contract
Funded projects must take place January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Contact Information
Apply Online:
https://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/282949/art-funding-2024-arts-education-grant-application

Questions? Please contact the Grants Coordinator at grants@slcartscouncil.org to request a private meeting.

SLC Arts
PO Box 252
Potsdam, NY 13676

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