Arts Education Grant Opportunities

 

NOTE: This list includes archived grant opportunities; not all opportunities are currently available. However, many funding opportunities are cyclical, so it would be in your best interest to keep closed opportunities in mind for future funding needs.

Please remember these are just a select few of the many grant opportunities available for arts education funding. If you are interested in joining our free Watch List for arts education grants, please fill out the form to the right.

Grants are awarded in several categories: play, create, explore, and judge's pick. In 2012, seven grants were awarded, four based on votes, and three based on judge's pick. The nomination that received the most votes was awarded a $50,000 grant. Nominations with the most votes in each category received a $25,000 grant. Chlorox then reviewed all nominations and picked one from each category to award a $25,000 grant.

Grants are available to US non-profits, community, governmental, and other organizations to provide dance education to children in low-income and disadvantaged communities in order to allow them to experience dance, educate them about the many styles of dance, and expose them to the lifelong benefits of dance.

This grant awards in-kind donations of up to eight instruments, as well as musical equipment necessary to play these instruments, to US non-profit organizations and public schools that provide high-quality music instruction programs that fit into one of the following four categories: 1) in-school music classes in which the students make music; 2) after-school music programs that are not run by the school; 3) community music programs that offer music instruction to community members; 4) music therapy programs in which the participants make the music.

Grants are available to US non-profits, community, governmental, and other organizations to provide dance education to children in low-income and disadvantaged communities in order to allow them to experience dance, educate them about the many styles of dance, and expose them to the lifelong benefits of dance.

Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to educators looking for assistance in futhering their program goals. Grants support new or evolving programs designed to integrate art into educational programming, thereby helping teachers create effecting learning tools by using the arts in teaching children who learn differently.

The National Guild for Community Arts Education, of the MetLife Foundation, awards grants of up to $20,000 to non-profits in multiple cities across the United States for projects that partner arts organizations with public schools in order to enhance K-12 arts education.

Each grant is $2,000. In 2011, 1,729 schools received grants.