Guidelines at a Glance: Arts Education

Students construct a project at the Salvadori Center, a NYSCA grantee that receives support for its programs melding architecture, arts, math, and science.

The NYSCA staff works hard to ensure that our grant guidelines are as thorough as possible, answering crucial questions that may come up during the application period and providing step-by-step instructions with photos to ease the process. However, we recognize that it may be useful to have a quick overview of what kinds of projects are eligible in each category, in addition to the full guidelines.

For this purpose, we have created Guidelines-at-a-Glance. Every day for the next three weeks, we will share one entry summarizing one of the 15 NYSCA Programs open for application. At the end of this period, we will also share a document compiling all the Guidelines-at-a-Glance. In addition to eligible projects listed, programs except Facilities and Individual Artists offer General Operating Support.

Today, we focus on Arts Education:

Arts Education

  1. Project Support- Community Based Learning
    • For children, adults, families, intergenerational
    • Funding for sequential arts workshops, classes, and training, with a minimum of eight consecutive sessions.
    • Classes and workshops can be offered by arts organizations or community-based, non-arts organizations offering arts activities to the public in partnership with artists and arts groups with sequential arts learning as a primary goal
    • Does not support training of professional artists
  2. Project Support- K-12 In-School Programs
    • Funds organizations that work in partnership with public schools
    • Supports collaborative projects that bring teaching and resident artists into the school for sequential workshops of at least six consecutive sessions.
    • Cultural organizations must apply with an educational partner such as (a) school/s, a district, or a BOCES.
    • Support cannot be used to fund the salary, training or professional development of public school teachers, or to fund the activities of parent-teacher organizations
  3. Services to the Field
    • Supports projects of statewide/ regional scope, which support the development of the field.
    • Must focus on: 1. Building the capacity of cultural organizations and the field to engage in arts education and lifelong learning partnerships; or, 2. Improving the practice and knowledge base of the arts education field

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