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Grants to New York Nonprofits and Artists in Eligible Locations for Arts Education Projects in K-12 Schools

ABC (Arts Bring Change) Grant

GrantWatch ID# 176551
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
NYSCA and Staten Island Arts

Geographic Focus
USA: New York City: Staten Island New York

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/12/23
Deadline: 01/31/23 11:59 PM

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to New York nonprofit cultural organizations and individual artists in eligible locations to provide arts education in local K-12 public schools. First-time applicants must attend a seminar prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support artistic learning experiences that focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Applicants must be a Staten Island resident, or Staten Island-based nonprofit organization.

Intercurricular collaboration is encouraged but not required. Projects must take place in schools and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with students. ABC Regrant funding must not replace, or appear to replace, the role of certified arts teachers in school.

Please note applications must include a digital work sample to be considered.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The ABC (Arts Bring Change) Regrant program supports local cultural organizations and/or individual artists working in partnership with public schools to engage K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences.

Applicants may only submit one application per grant cycle in this category.
- Individuals—Individuals with proof of current Staten Island residency. Must have a valid Social Security number.
- Organizations—must be Staten Island-based (valid Staten Island mailing address) and have proof of current nonprofit status (ex. IRS 501(c)3 letter).

To be eligible for an ABC Regrant, the applicant must meet ALL the following criteria:
- Evidence of true partnership between the school and artist or organization (joint planning, reflection, and evaluation), as well as stated learning goals, methodologies and outcomes and a means for evaluation.
- Clarity and completeness of the proposal, including specific activities.
- Clarity and completeness of the budget.
- Evidence of past success shown in work samples.
- Partnership letter from participating public school.

What is not eligible:
- Organizations that submit a direct application to the New York State Council on the Arts in the 2023 fiscal year regardless of their application’s status.
- Organizations with operating income budgets over $300,000 for two of the last three fiscal years.
- Programs that are essentially religious, recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic.
- Home schools, private, and parochial schools.
- Stand-alone assembly programs, single performances, or one-time visits to cultural institutions.
- Extracurricular activities that occur during non-school hours.
- Programs where selected students are taken out of regular classes or are self-selected for participation.
- College-level courses, scholarships, contests, or student-performing groups.
- Applicants who are not in good standing with Staten Island Arts including failing to complete previous Staten Island Arts grant projects and/or failure to complete final reporting.

Pre-Proposal Conference
First-time applicants are required to attend an application information session. Anyone who has not applied recently (over 2 years) is encouraged to attend as well. At the session, you will learn about the online application system, and staff will review the entire application process.

- All sessions take place on Zoom
- Sessions are approximately 90 minutes
- RSVP is required at least (1) business day in advance
- Links will be shared prior to the start of the sessions

- Saturday, December 3: 11 am
- Saturday, December 10: 2 pm
- Monday, December 12: 6:30 pm
- Wednesday, January 4: 6:30 pm
- Tuesday, January 10: 6:30pm
- Thursday, January 12: 6:30pm

More information and links to RSVP can be found at

Pre-Application Information
Applications for the 2023 cycle will be made available on November 16, 2022. Applications must be completed and submitted online by January 31, 2023, 11:59pm.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by email through a rolling process taking place during March –April 2023. Grant funding can be awarded to projects taking place prior to notification.

Grant funding should never cover more than 75% of the applicant’s total project budget. School partners are encouraged to cover 25% of the total project budget.

It is strongly suggested that all applicants discuss their proposals with the grants administrator before submitting applications. The grants administrator is available to review application drafts up to two weeks before the deadline date.


Grants Overview:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant request should not exceed $2,500.

Term of Contract
All grant-funded projects must be completed within the designated calendar year.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

The grants administrator (718-447-3329 x 1003, is available to answer questions about the application, eligibility, or provide other assistance.

Staten Island Arts
PO Box 50197
Staten Island, NY 10305

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