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Grants and Services of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
FY2006-2008

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Arts in Education Program

The mission of the Arts in Education Program is to increase support and advocacy for arts education and for lifelong learning in the arts. The Arts in Education Program provides support for arts learning opportunities in schools and communities.

We believe:
All students K-12 should have an education in the arts.

Arts learning should be sequential, curriculum-based learning and hands-on instruction taught by qualified teachers with adequate educational resources.

Arts education should be recognized as a core academic subject and not treated as an extracurricular activity. Academic progress should be measured through assessment.

Teachers, artists, and arts organizations in partnership create a climate in each community to make the arts part of the basic education of its children and promote lifelong learning in the arts.

Arts in Education Review Criteria
• Qualification of the artist
• Evidence of planning with educators
• Clearly stated desired results for the project and activities that will achieve those results
• Clear relation to the school’s curriculum
• Evidence of the sponsor’s ability to successfully complete the project (adequate space, proper equipment, documented matching funds, support of participating groups, etc.)
• Impact on student learning, teachers, artists and community
• Evaluation of project as it relates to the desired results
• Accessibility of facilities and programs so all students can participate.

Arts in Education Programs
• Short and Long Term Artist Residencies
• Special Projects
• Artist Visits

The AIE Artist Roster is a listing of professional West Virginia teaching artists who are available to participate in Arts in Education Programs. The Roster was created as a resource tool for teachers, schools, arts organizations and communities. Working with artists gives students and others the opportunity to learn about and participate in the making of art. Teachers and organizations should contact the artist directly to discuss and plan projects. Contact the artist for a complete list of programs offered.

*Be sure to see page 45 to learn about Mini Grants. Mini Grants are for groups who do not have a season of arts programming. Applicants are eligible for one program per fiscal year presenting a West Virginia artist. Mini Grants are also a great introduction to grant writing.

Long Term Artist Residency

Application Deadline: March 1 (postmark)

Forms Required: Arts in Education Application Packet, Accessibility Transition Plan/Interim Plan (see accessibility pg.17)

Eligibility: Schools, non-profit arts organizations or other community organizations incorporating the arts into their mission.

Funding Level: The applicant may request up to 50% artist fees and expenses and supplies up to $12,000.

Matching Requirements: Applicant must provide a 50% cash match.

Letter of Intent Required: All applicants by December 1.

Program purpose: To provide funding for curriculum-based hands-on projects that involve an identified group of students and teachers in the creative process and integrate the arts into daily instruction. Projects must provide teachers with the tools that will enable them to continue to utilize the arts after the residency is completed and the artist leaves.

Program description: Residency projects (5 weeks or longer, up to one year) present an artist in a series of programs that demonstrate his/her artistry and skills. Residencies are a partnership between the sponsor, whether a school or community, and the artist. The residency should be organized to meet specific goals developed by a residency committee and should stress the creative aspects of the artist’s work including interpretation of the training and skills required to be an artist. All residencies should be developed using the West Virginia Department of Education Fine Arts Content Standards and Objectives that can be found at http://wvde.state.wv.us/csos/.

Short Term Artist Residency

Application Deadline: March 1 (postmark)

Forms Required: Arts in Education Application Packet, Accessibility Transition Plan/Interim Plan (see accessibility pg. 17)

Eligibility: Schools, non-profit arts organizations or other community organizations incorporating the arts into their mission.

Funding Level: The applicant may request up to 50% artist fees and expenses; supplies up to $150

Matching Requirements: Applicant must provide a 50% cash match.

Letter of Intent Required: No

Program purpose: To provide funding for curriculum-based, hands-on projects that involve an identified group of students and teachers in the creative process and integrate the arts into daily instruction. Projects must provide teachers with the tools that will enable them to continue to utilize the arts after the residency is completed.

Program description: Residency projects (1 - 4 weeks or total of 5 - 20 days over a longer period of time) present an artist in a series of programs that demonstrate his/her artistry and skills. Residencies are a partnership between the sponsor, whether a school or community, and the artist. The residency should be organized to meet specific goals developed by a residency committee and should stress the creative aspects of the artist’s work including interpretation of the training and skills required to be an artist. All residencies should be developed using the West Virginia Department of Education Fine Arts Content Standards and Objectives that can be found at http://wvde.state.wv.us/csos/.

Special Projects

Application Deadline: March 1 (postmark)

Forms Required: Arts in Education Application Packet, Accessibility Transition Plan/Interim Plan (see accessibility pg 17)

Eligibility: Schools, non-profit arts organizations or other community organizations incorporating the arts into their mission.

Funding Level: The applicant may request up to 50% fees for artists, specialists, consultants; equipment/materials required to develop the project up to $150.

Matching Requirements: Applicant must provide a 50% cash match.

Letter of Intent Required: No

Program purpose: To provide funding for new and ongoing projects that establish, expand or advance both school curriculum and arts education programming.

Program description: This program offers support for projects that actively engage students or educators beyond arts “exposure” experiences. These projects typically occur in classroom or school settings but support is also available for projects benefiting students, teachers, or artists occurring outside of school. Projects should be developed using the West Virginia Department of Education Fine Arts Content Standards and Objectives that can be found at http://wvde.state.wv.us/csos/.

Proposals might include, but are not limited to:

Teacher or student hands-on arts workshops, development of education programs by artists or arts organizations that will tour the schools.

Summer or after-school programs.

Creation of educational materials in conjunction with arts programs.

Projects that strengthen a current school arts program by adding unavailable components.

Innovative partnerships between schools and community arts organizations.

Artist Visit
(formerly Touring)

Application Deadline: March 1 (postmark)

Forms Required: Arts in Education Application Packet, Accessibility Transition Plan/Interim Plan (see accessibility pg. 17)

Eligibility: Schools, non-profit arts organizations or other community organizations incorporating the arts into their mission.

Funding Level: The applicant may request up to 50% of artist’s or company’s contract fee and expenses.

Matching Requirements: Applicant must provide a 50% cash match.

Letter of Intent Required: No

Program purpose: To provide funding to schools and other sponsors to present touring state, regional, or national performing, literary, and visual artists.

Program description: This program offers support for arts exposure experiences (1 - 4 days with no more than 4 hours per day) that should be a component of an ongoing curriculum-2based arts education program and not a substitute for hands on learning. Projects should be developed using the West Virginia Department of Education Fine Arts Content Standards and Objectives that can be found at http://wvde.state.wv.us/csos/.