AIE After-School/Summer Residency

AIE After-School/Summer Residency

AIE After-School/Summer Residency grants may be used to place professional artists to work with preK-12 youth in residencies outside of the school environment, school day or school year. The settings include after-school and summer programs, and can be located in community/neighborhood 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 which provide facilities and guidance during non-school hours.

The AIE After-School/Summer Residency program is designed to strengthen the role of the arts in education with the understanding that the development of aesthetic awareness and participation in the arts should be an integral part of life and the basic education process. The Arkansas Arts Council administers this grant program with funding provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Program.

Grant awards are made for projects, programs and activities occurring between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Grant award payments are scheduled to accommodate the grantee’s program requirements to the extent possible. Artists used for AIE After-School/Summer Residencies must be selected from the Arts in Education Artist Roster.

Funds from the AIE After-School/Summer Residency grant may be used only for contracted administrative or artistic expenses related to the proposed program. Grant funds are supplementary to the budget of any grantee. Applicants are encouraged to secure and demonstrate broadly based financial commitments for the proposal submitted.

Grant awards are based on anticipated Arkansas Arts Council revenues and can be reduced at any time during the grant period. The grant awards process is highly competitive and past receipt of an award does not guarantee an award in the next funding cycle.

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