Creativity/Innovation

TranspARTation Grant Program

What is it?

The TranspARTation Grant Program enables Kentucky teachers and schools to offer students high quality arts experiences by providing transportation funding. Grants will be based on the mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue and the number of buses necessary.

Who's eligible?

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

What's the deadline to apply?

For field trips Jan. 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022:
November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.

  2. Select and contact an arts organization from the TranspARTation Directory.

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

  4. Complete the application form.

If I receive a grant, what are my responsibilities?

  1. The Kentucky Arts Council will mail a grant agreement form (GAF) to your superintendent/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 field trip, verifying the date of travel and number of buses, to receive funding.

If I have questions, who can help me?

Samuel Lockridge
Arts Education Director
samuel.lockridge@ky.gov
502-892-3124