The Arts in Education grant program is in place to enhance the learning experience for youth by utilizing the talents, skills, and creativity of Maryland-based professional teaching artists.
- The arts can be integrated into any subject - any theme - any developmental level
- Create new brain connections for learning or expand on concepts in different ways
- Excite and inspire students and teachers
What activities can Arts in Education grants funds support?
High-quality Arts Experiences for Pre-K through 12th grade audiences
These are usually Artists in Residence or Visiting Performances within the school (or nonprofit community-based) setting.
- Artists in Residence: bring a teaching artist on-site to work with students within your setting over a defined period of time. Browse the MSAC AiR Roster
- Visiting Performers: arts performances and/or one-time workshops. Browse MSAC Visiting Performer Roster
- Other rosters are available. Contact Jessica Cleaver for help expanding your search.
- Project-specific supplies and production costs are also eligible for support
Grant funds may also be used for off-site activities, including the following:
- Ticket costs and transportation for visits to Maryland or Washington DC museums
- Ticket costs and transportation for visits to Maryland or Washington DC live arts performances
- Before or after school arts activities provided by high quality arts educators (staff-presented programs are not eligible)
Contact Jessica Cleaver to discuss other possibilities
What is not eligible?
Arts in Education Grants may NOT be used for the following:
- Artists in residence or visiting performer programs presented by artists who are based outside of Maryland
- Ticket costs for institutions or performances outside of Maryland/Washington DC
- General art supplies or equipment
- Programs presented by school or community center staff
- Programs presented by organizations receiving general operating support from Harford County Cultural Arts Board
Who may apply?
Schools and other nonprofit community-based settings in Harford County including but not limited to the following:
- Harford County Public Schools
- Montessori schools
- Charter schools
- Private schools
How to get started
Create or update organizational profile, then begin application
- Please discuss details with artist or booking agent before completing application.
- If necessary, experts can help brainstorm and identify artists to work with your program
- Grants must be matched by sources other than the state of Maryland. Typical matching ratio is 1:1.
- A signed contract need not be in place before applying. However, it will be required before funds are released.
- Grantee will be asked to provide a final report including statistics
- Harford County Public Schools are encouraged to coordinate with Mary Beth Stapleton, Manager of Family and Community Partnerships
Want to learn more?
Please contact Jessica Cleaver to find out more
Ready to apply?
For best consideration, submit application by Wednesday, October 9, 2019