District Arts Coordinator Grants
Intent to Apply deadline: February 15, 2023
Full application deadline (based upon Intent to Apply approval): March 28, 2023
To support school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous district arts learning strategic plan.
Most S.C. school districts
Up to $30,000 per year for 3 years
July 1, 2023–May 1, 2026
About This Grant
This grant supports school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous district arts learning strategic plan.
For this grant program:
- Arts disciplines are creative writing, dance, music, theatre, media arts, and visual art.
- A district arts coordinator is an education professional with appropriate experience in the six arts disciplines, who is responsible for arts curricula and professional learning of district arts teachers. The district arts coordinator must work at least part-time exclusively at the district level.
Please note: A classroom teacher or other school-based employee with the additional title of district arts coordinator would not fulfill the arts coordinator position unless they have a reduced class-load to work part-time at the district level.
- The district arts coordinator will work to develop and implement a three-to-five year district arts strategic plan for the inclusion of all six arts disciplines in the school curriculum. This plan should begin implementation no later than Year 3 of the grant cycle.
Grant guidelines are subject to change until application opens.
How to Apply
To apply for this grant, you must submit a Letter of Intent to Apply through the grants portal. For questions about this process contact the program director, K-12 Coordinator Amanda Noyes (803.734.8675 | email@example.com).
If the program director determines that your intended proposal meets the guideline requirements, you will receive an invitation and instructions for starting your grant application.
If You Are Invited to Apply
There will be a mandatory Zoom Coaching Call for approved applicants on March 16, 2023, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET.
The SCAC Grants Team and K-12 Coordinator Amanda Noyes will discuss:
- Grants Portal navigation when accessing, completing, and submitting the grant application
- Content and information needed for the FY24 District Arts Coordinator grant application
- Letters of support and other required materials
A link to register for this coaching call will be included in an approval email from the Grants Portal (firstname.lastname@example.org). After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
PLEASE NOTE: You are urged to consider the Review Criteria (detailed in the “Review Process” section of these guidelines, under “After You Apply”) as you prepare your application materials. These criteria will be used to evaluate your application and determine the funding of your proposal.
Applications are accepted through our grants portal, which uses the Foundant platform.
New to Foundant? For frequently asked questions, registration instructions, and other helpful information, we highly recommend visiting the Grants Portal FAQ, before you begin working in the system.
After You Apply
I’m Here to Help!
- If you are seeking advisement, please contact K-12 Coordinator Amanda Noyes (803.734.8675 | email@example.com) before submitting an application.
- If you have submitted an application, and/or you have a current grant, please contact the Grants Team (803.734.8695 | firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also highly recommend a visit to our Grants Coaching webpage, for
- open coaching calls for artists,
- category-specific information for grant applicants,
- topic sessions, and
- opportunities for one-on-one assistance.
Missed a group call or session? Look for the video link to access a recording of that presentation.