AIF Arts Education Grants
Grants from the Arts Institute Fund
The Arts Council’s Arts Institute Fund is a resource for providing assistance to organizations seeking to enhance the arts education experience of K-12 students in Vanderburgh County. New in 2011-12, the fund provides assistance to non-profit 501 (c) (3) organizations as well as teachers and students to strengthen their current arts education efforts through grants tailored for that purpose.
The following arts categories are open to support: Visual Arts and Crafts, Performing Arts, Media Arts, Literary Arts, Art Appreciation, and Applied Arts and Design
At the moment, the Arts Institute Fund supports the following grants categories:
- Sponsorship from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana for your Arts Education project.
- Opportunity Grants for Teachers and Students. These grants are for teachers and administrators to assist students in supplementing their education in arts and arts-related activities. Applications for these grants are reviewed and funds awarded on a continuing basis without an annual deadline until funds are exhausted.
- Creative Collaboration Grants are for new projects in arts education that involve creative collaborations between more than one organization working in concert with others with the goal ofstrengthening arts learning and participation among Vanderburgh County youth. The deadline for applications this year is February 15.
A County-Wide Conversation
In addition, the Arts Institute Fund Committee is intent on developing a conversation in Evansville and Vanderburgh County focused on arts education, its benefits for students, and how it can provide growth in higher learning skills for all young people. Our goal is to enlist artists, non-profit arts organizations, donors, teachers, educators, and civic-minded individuals in this conversation so that we can work together to better the quality of life for our whole community.
Check this space frequently for updates. The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana welcomes your thoughts regarding these initiatives. Please direct emails to [email protected] call (812) 422-2111.