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The Arts in Education Granting Program is closed until further notice. For examples of past projects completed with Arts in Education funding, please click here.
The Arts in Education (AIE) Granting Program was developed to help support curriculum needs, impact student engagement and performance, and develop a long term commitment to the arts in schools at the primary and secondary levels. Qualified applicants will be asked to develop a balanced and working partnership to help develop and implement a successful educational project. The role of the partnership is seen as an enhancement to the work of the professional educator in the educational setting, not intended to replace staff or faculty. All projects must include and meet a minimum of five (5) current Indiana Academic Standards. Current standards may be found on the Indiana Department of Education website.
The IAC believes the arts are an essential part of a balanced, quality education and a vehicle for increasing critical thinking skills. Where they exist, schools must involve their arts specialist in all phases of this project. The IAC also recommends the involvement of other teachers, parents, and administrators. Applicants may choose to include inter- or cross-disciplinary projects that encourage arts integrated learning or focus on a specific visual, performing, or literary art process. Implementation must take place during the scheduled school day and may not fund after-school or summer activities. In order to continue to help generate local community support and advocacy, the IAC strongly encourages the inclusion of an event, exhibition, concert, or performance that is free and open to the public.
Complete the online application using the IAC's Online Grant System.
Impact on Curriculum Needs (40 points)
Quality of Partnership and Planning
Public Benefit and Evaluation
Panel meetings are open to the public and applicants are encouraged to attend, but cannot lobby panelists on behalf of their applications. Please read the Panel Audience Information before attending a panel.