Arts First Aid Grant

What is it?

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 with arts consultants, 2) Teaching Art Together artists residencies, and 3) Visiting artist school performance/presentations.

Who’s eligible?

Any teacher or group of teachers presently teaching in a Kentucky public or private school that supports preschool through grade 12.

What’s the deadline to apply?

Oct. 1, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time

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.

  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)


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