Showcasing the Arts Grant Program

What is it?

The Showcasing the Arts Grant enables Kentucky teachers and schools to offer students high quality in-school arts experiences or after-school co-curricular arts experiences, enhanced by artist lecture/demonstrations regarding the creative process. Programs demonstrate creating, performing/producing/presenting, responding and connecting, as specified in the Kentucky Academic Standards for the Arts and/or English Language Arts. Grants will provide artists’ fees. Schools are required to provide space, technical arrangements and artists’ travel reimbursement.

Who’s eligible?

Any Kentucky school, public or private, that supports grades pre-K through 12, may apply.

What’s the deadline to apply?

Completed applications and all required materials must be postmarked no later than April 16, 2018.

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.

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

  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)


Page last updated: December 20, 2017
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