Arts in Education Grants: This program seeks to incorporate the arts as an essential component of the educational experience of all students in preschool through 12th grade. Opportunities are offered through grants, initiatives, professional development, statewide convening and consulting services. The program enjoys a strong and unique partnership with the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts.
Through the grant component of this program funding is available for projects that take place in the schools as part of the regular curriculum and advance the role of the arts as essential to student learning. Projects tied to curriculum may include classes, workshops, consultants, guest artists, performances, exhibits, professional development, residencies and activities designed to increase the quality of arts in our schools. Smaller grants are provided for arts exposure and arts enrichment activities, such as performances, field trips, or professional development workshops.