AIE Arts Curriculum Project

AIE Arts Curriculum Project

Arts in Education Arts Curriculum Project (AIE ACP) grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to schools and nonprofit or governmental organizations and institutions to help support projects that advance the goal of arts as a basic part of education. Projects must seek to enhance current arts curricula or must assist in the goal of establishing on-going arts programming and/or curricula in schools and organizations. An AIE ACP may last from one day to one year.

The AIE Arts Curriculum Project program is designed to strengthen the role of 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. Based on guidelines provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, AIE Arts Curriculum Projects are funded by the Arkansas Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and local sponsoring schools or organizations.

Artists must be selected from the Arts in Education Artist Roster  . Arts in Education Arts Curriculum Project (AIE ACP) grant awards are made for projects, programs, and activities occurring between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Grant award payments are scheduled to accommodate the grantee’s program requirements to the extent possible.

Grant funds may be used for workshops, technical assistance, in-service training and other projects designed to increase skills in and awareness of arts in education. Activities may serve pre K-12 students, adult and/or special constituents directly or indirectly. Colleges, universities, arts centers, local arts councils, museums, public schools and other such entities are encouraged to apply and must demonstrate involvement with elementary or secondary schools. An AIE ACP is not to be used as an AIE artist residency program or Arts on Tour program.

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring AIE roster artists, consultants or trainers to provide pre-service or in-service and staff development trainings for teachers, art educators, artists, parents or others interested in sequential arts education.
  • Costs of planning, designing or implementing workshops, seminars, conferences or other events focusing on arts in education issues.
  • Development of curriculum materials in arts education that are consistent with the Arkansas Department of Education’s Content Standards/Frameworks.
  • Design and implementation of advocacy programs to increase public awareness and support for arts education.
  • Hiring AIE roster artists or consultants to advise on methods to incorporate the arts in comprehensive curriculum development and school programming, methods of student assessment, program evaluation, research or other efforts in arts education.

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. Funds from the AIE Arts Curriculum Project grant may be used only for contracted administrative or artistic/consultant expenses related to the proposed AIE ACP residency program. 

Grant Details

Due Date 29-Jan-2021
Max Request $10,000
Match 1:1 cash match
Contact Drekkia Morning, Arts in Education Program Manager
Email [email protected]
Phone 501-324-9769
Guidelines View Grant Guidelines
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