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Artists in Schools Grants: Exposure and Extension

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Artists in Schools Grants: Exposure and Extension


The arts play a critical role in shaping students’ overall well-being and academic achievement. Promoting and supporting arts education is a cornerstone of the California Arts Council’s (CAC) mission. Since 1976, the CAC has supported in-school and after-school arts programs that engage local arts organizations, teaching artists and school communities through the Artists in Schools (AIS) grant program.

In 2016-17, there are four Artists in Schools grant opportunities:

AIS Exposure supports field trips and assemblies for underserved students.
AIS Extension supports teaching artist residencies after school and during the summer months, on both school sites and in community settings.

AIS Engagement supports teaching artist residencies taking place during the school day at school sites.
AIS Professional Development supports co-learning opportunities between teaching artists and classroom teachers or school staff.

Application Deadlines:
February 15, 2017, 5:00 PM (for Exposure and Extension)
April 5, 2017, 5:00 PM (for Engagement and Professional Development)