Grants

Choosing the Right Discipline for Youth Projects

If you are proposing a Collective Impact project, a pre-K through 12th grade Direct Learning, or a Professional Development project that aligns with either national or state arts education standards, choose Arts Education. For more information on national or state arts education standards, see here.

If the target audience is intergenerational, then you should consider submitting your application directly to one of the artistic disciplines rather than to Arts Education. Applications for projects for youth where the focus is exposure to or appreciation of the arts -- whether activities take place in school, after school, during the summer, or in community settings -- should be submitted directly to the appropriate artistic discipline in the Art Works category. Such projects may include performances by or exhibitions of professional artists. Arts events may be accompanied by ancillary learning activities (e.g., study guides for teachers and students, artists’ visits prior to or following the event, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, or master classes).