St. Lawrence County Arts Council encouraging applicants for 2016 and 2017 Teaching Artists’ Fund projects funds
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 5:55 am

Artists and arts organization may apply for part of the $10,000 in Fall 2016 Teaching Artists’ Fund projects by Sept. 1.

And SLC Arts says that this fall only, people may apply for both 2016 and 2017 Teaching Artists’ Fund grants at the same time.

The Sept. 1 deadline is for projects taking place in July to December 2016 and January to December 2017.

Until now, the Teaching Artists’ Fund has followed a school year calendar cycle (September – June). Starting in 2017, it will switch to a calendar year cycle (January – December). For this reason, SLC Arts must distribute $10,000 earmarked for Fall 2016 Teaching Artists’ Fund projects.

The Fall 2016 Teaching Artists’ Fund supports arts education projects that take place in a K-12 public school setting. Projects must incorporate one or more art forms and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study.

Grant funding may pay for artists' fees, administrative costs and expendable materials needed to complete the project.

For more information, attend a free workshop. All first-time applicants are required to attend one, and returning applicants are encouraged to. Register for workshops in advance at www.slcartscouncil.org/grants. Workshops with fewer than three registrants 24 hours before may be cancelled. Workshops will also cover information about applying for Public Arts Fellowship and Community Arts grants.

Application deadlines are Sept. 1 for Public Arts Fellowship and Teaching Artists’ Fund, and Oct. 1 for Community Arts.

Contact Alicia Murphy, Regrants & Community Engagement Coordinator, with questions or for more information at 315-265-6860 or [email protected].

These funds are from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.