Arts in Education Grants

The Arts in Education program initiates new arts programs, or enhances existing ones, in schools and local arts agencies by providing direct interaction with professional artists in residencies for pre K–12 students. All artists involved in AIE residencies must be selected from the Arts in Education Artist Roster.

Three Arts in Education grants are available: After-School / Summer Residency Program, Arts Curriculum Project Grants, and In-School Residency Program.

For more information about the Arts in Education program, contact Cynthia Haas at (501) 324-9769 or email [email protected].

AIE After-School/Summer Residency

AIE After-School/Summer Residency

Places professional artists in residencies outside the school environment, school day or school year. The settings include after-school and summer programs and can be located in community centers, low income housing projects, juvenile facilities, social service centers, parks/recreation programs, boys and girls clubs and other community-based or governmental organizations and institutions.

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AIE Arts Curriculum Project

AIE Arts Curriculum Project

Awarded to help support special projects that foster the inclusion of the arts in school curriculum. Arts in Education Roster artists or outside consultants may be used to provide special expertise. 

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AIE Arts for Lifelong Learning Mini-Grants

AIE Arts for Lifelong Learning Mini-Grants

Short-term residencies of up to 10 days where professional artists listed on the AIE roster provide hands-on arts activities for adult populations in community-based or governmental organizations and institutions. An in-service workshop may also be included in the mini-residency program.

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AIE In-School Residency Program

AIE In-School Residency Program

Places professional artists in residencies during the school day or school year at specific school sites or in conjunction with other not-for-profit community or government organizations and institutions. These residencies may last from 10 days to the entire school year. 

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AIE Mini-Grants

AIE Mini-Grants

The Arts in Education Mini-Grants are short-term residencies of up to 10 days where professional artists provide curriculum-based arts activities in a school environment or other location, or provide a teachers’ professional development workshop. Artists must be selected from the Arts in Education Artist Roster. 

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