Arts First Aid Grant

What is it?

Through a partnership between the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Department of Education. The Arts First Aid Grant Program provides Kentucky school administrators, teachers and students with a high quality intensive arts education experience that aligns curriculum with the Kentucky Academic Standards for the Arts. The program makes use of 1) technical-assistance consultancies utilizing Specialists with Arts Tactics (SWAT) program, 2) Teaching Art Together artists residencies, and 3) Showcasing the Arts school performance/presentations.

Who’s eligible?

Any Kentucky public school that supports grades pre-K through 12 and has received a less than proficient score (under 8) on the Visual and Performing Arts assessment by the Kentucky Department of Education for the 2015-2016 school year may apply.

What’s the deadline to apply?

The application for this program will open Aug. 15, 2018

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.

  2. Select and contact a solo, duo or trio artist.

  3. Complete the application form. [Closed]

  4. Sign an agreement with selected artist(s).

  5. Make arrangements for the principal and district superintendent or CEO to approve the proposal and
    sign your application.

  6. Mail the arts council a printout of your application.

If I receive a grant, what are my responsibilities?

  1. The Kentucky Arts Council will mail a grant agreement form (GAF) to your superintendent or CEO for a signature. Ensure the GAF is signed and submitted to the arts council in a timely manner.

  2. Send a letter to each of your state legislators. (Sample)

  3. Acknowledge the Kentucky Arts Council in all public communications.(How?)

  4. Submit a final report within 30 days of the Performance/Presentation.

If I have questions, who can help me?

Jean St. John
Arts Education Director
888-833-2787 (toll free)


Page last updated: June 8, 2018
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