2014-15 Art Equipment & Supply Grant
Michigan Youth Arts (MYA), through assistance from The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $2,500 to pay for arts equipment (including repairs of arts equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting. Grants are determined by independent panelists, based on how well applications adhere to the grant guidelines (rather than in comparison to other applicants). Michigan K-12 teachers of any “arts” subject may apply for the grant, including: visual arts, vocal music, instrumental music, and dance. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis, and a 1:1 match (in terms of teacher or volunteer time, or an equivalent cash amount) is required.
All applications will be evaluated and scored using the following 3 criteria:
- Excellence: Applicant’s past history of integrating the arts into the school curriculum, and how the purchase of arts equipment/supplies will benefit the learning occurring in the classroom or school.
- Impact: Estimated number of individuals benefiting, and/or participating; location of project/programming – this is an explanation of the demographics and community the school operates in; accessibility; and public presentation component (if any). Special consideration will be given to underrepresented areas, communities with low access to the arts, or demonstrated need.
- Management: Classroom Teacher – how is the lead teacher qualified to use the purchased equipment or supplies; and Evaluation Plan – how will the equipment/supplies be purchased and integrated into the classroom curriculum.
Panelists will also consider applicant’s reporting history and compliance status on previous grant awards.
Start Date: 07/01/2014 12:00 AM
Close Date: 11/01/2014 11:59 PM
To apply visit http://www.michiganyoutharts.org/grants/guidelines