Artists in Schools
The Artists in Schools (AIS) program supports projects that integrate community arts partners into culturally and linguistically responsive, sequential, standards-based arts learning for students in preschool through Grade 12 as part of the regular school day, and that address the unique circumstances of the school environment.
The intent of the program is to augment and enhance the work of classroom teachers and school-based arts programs by bringing arts resources within the local community into the school culture, not to supplant credentialed arts teachers. AIS projects focus on hands-on participant learning that takes place over a sustained period (typically a minimum of 10 class sessions) with an identified group(s) of students.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Racial equity statement
Minimum two-year history of arts programming
501(c)(3) organization as applicant or fiscal sponsor - Non-governmental (municipal, county, or tribal)
Fiscal sponsors - An applicant organization without nonprofit status must use a California-based fiscal sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation to apply for funding.
Certificate of good standing - Must have “active status” with the CA Secretary of State
California-based - Documentation of having a principal place of business in California.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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