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The application for CY2014 is closed. Information about the CY2015 grant application will be posted in late 2014.
The Arts in Education (AIE) Granting Program was developed to help support curriculum needs, impact student engagement and performance, and develop a long term commitment to the arts in schools at the primary and secondary levels. Qualified applicants will be asked to develop a balanced and working partnership to help develop and implement a successful educational project. The role of the partnership is seen as an enhancement to the work of the professional educator in the educational setting, not intended to replace staff or faculty. All projects must include and meet a minimum of five (5) current Indiana Academic Standards. Current standards may be found on the Indiana Department of Education website.
The IAC believes the arts are an essential part of a balanced, quality education and a vehicle for increasing critical thinking skills. Where they exist, schools must involve their arts specialist in all phases of this project. The IAC also recommends the involvement of other teachers, parents, and administrators. Applicants may choose to include inter- or cross-disciplinary projects that encourage arts integrated learning or focus on a specific visual, performing, or literary art process. Implementation must take place during the scheduled school day and may not fund after-school or summer activities. In order to continue to help generate local community support and advocacy, the IAC strongly encourages the inclusion of an event, exhibition, concert, or performance that is free and open to the public.
Examples of past grantees' projects can be found here.
Complete the online application using the IAC's Online Grant System.
Impact on Curriculum Needs (40 points)
Quality of Partnership and Planning
Public Benefit and Evaluation
Panel meetings are open to the public and applicants are encouraged to attend, but cannot lobby panelists on behalf of their applications. Please read the Panel Audience Information before attending a panel.