Arts in the Schools Grants

Grants to schools for artist residencies or field trips that include educator training and community involvement, juried student art exhibits, and prepackaged theater experiences.  Up to $2,500 (field trips, juried exhibits, or prepackaged theater) or $4,000 (residencies). No cash match required.

Photo taken inside of a school setting of an older man playing a guitar with young children standing in front of him playing a small hand instrument. Other children are watching the performance.

Ross Sutter with students during a school arts residency.

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(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
FY 2021 Grant Calendar


Round I

Click here to view a recording of the September 3, 2020 webinar.

  • Application Deadline: October 14, 2020
  • Panel Review: November 7, 2020
  • Board Action: November 24, 2020
  • Earliest project start date:  December 1, 2020


Round II

Click here to view a recording of the December 15, 2020 webinar.

  • Application Deadline: January 27, 2021
  • Panel Review: February 20, 2021
  • Board Action: February 23, 2021
  • Earliest project start date: March 1, 2021




(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)


FY 2021 Arts in the Schools Grant Guidelines

FY 2021 General Grant Guidelines (applies to all grant programs)

FY 2021 Application Questions (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2021 Budget Forms (also available within the application)
Budget for residencies, field trips, & juried exhibits
Budget for pre-packaged theater experiences

FY 2021 Scoring Criteria

FY2021 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)



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Grants Awarded


Grants At A Glance

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