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ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.

Arts Education Grants

ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS

In addition to funding short term residencies taking place in pre K-12 public school settings, artists and organizations can apply for Arts Education funding to support residencies for learners of any age taking place in community-based settings. The residencies for either In-School or In-Community can be presented as virtual programming. In-School Arts Education Grants & Community-based Arts Education Grants ranging from $500-$3,000 are available to eligible non-profit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists based in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga Counties.

WHAT DO ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS FUND?

  • Artist Stipends/Fees Associated with Residency
  • Arts-related Materials needed to implement the residency
  • Promotional Expenses
  • Other arts-related expenses

NEW FOR 2021 – Other allowable expenses

  • Arts Education grants can now fund up to the total expense of a project.
  • Planning and preparation expenses for a proposed event
  • Materials and expendable equipment not in excess of $1000.
  • Equipment, including software, subscriptions, and training related to the creation and promotion of virtual programming

In-School Arts Education Grants, Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • The residency will take place in a prek-12 public school during or after school hours
  • The lead applicant must be an artist or non-profit cultural organization
  • The proposed project must be sequential and include three contact sessions between an artist and the same core group of students

2021 AE In-School GuidelinesFINAL

2021 AE In-School Budget practice form

Arts Education In-School Grant Application form in Submittable

Community-Based Arts Education Grants

The basic eligibility requirements:

  • The residency will take place at a community-based setting (i.e. library, senior center, community center, etc.)
  • The lead applicant must be an artist or non-profit cultural organization
  • The proposed project must be sequential and include three contact sessions between an artist and the same core group of students

2021 AE Community GuidelinesFINAL

2021 AE In-Comm Budget practice form

Arts Education In-Community Grant Application form in Submittable

 

NOTES:

  • The application process through our submission site in Submittable requires users to create their own account prior to accessing the grant application forms.
  • If you have any questions about the online submission process, please contact Grants Coordinator Diane Swanson at dswanson@saratoga-arts.org. Additional support can be accessed directly through the Submittable support team, if you experience any issues during your process.
  • Learn more about using our new online submission process by attending our Helping out with the Details seminars: Two seminars specifically designed to help applicants with certain details of our process will be scheduled for late September/early October. The Q & A sessions will cover topics such as how to fill out budget forms, how to apply through Submittable, the online submission platform that SA has implemented for the new grant cycle, how to promote through social media and other tips.