The Tennessee Arts Commission is seeking applications for its Arts Education Community Learning Grant to support projects that demonstrate creative and innovative arts learning programming in community settings.
Donor Name: Tennessee Arts Commission
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: Less than 1 Year
The Arts Education Community Learning (AE-CL) grant program provides funding for single projects that use the arts in creative and innovative ways to offer education in communities or non-traditional school environments. There are no age restrictions. Projects should include hands-on learning experiences focused on performing, visual, traditional folk, and/or literary arts for the participants.
Funds support projects that demonstrate creative and innovative arts education programming in community settings or non-traditional school environments for populations of all ages that directly involve participants in a hands-on learning experience focused on performing, visual, traditional folk, and/or literary arts. Projects must focus on the learning process with opportunities to demonstrate understanding. Examples of projects may include, but are not limited to, after-school programs for children, projects involving adults as the primary learners, community-wide events with strong arts learning components, or short-term teacher training activities. Professional performing, visual, traditional folk, and/or literary artists must be active presenters in the project.
Applicants may request up to $18,000.
July 1, 2024-June 15, 2025
Applicants must be one of the following:
- nonprofit arts or non-arts organizations or local government agencies
- NOTE: Public or private PK-12 schools are ineligible to apply in this grant category. Public PK-12 schools are encouraged to apply to the Student Ticket Subsidy grant program.
- Applications must have a single project focus. Organizations with expansive education programs should narrow their focus to one component of their overall educational programming.
- Applicants may not apply for funds for the same project in another Commission grant category in the same fiscal year.
- Debarment and Suspension. Grantees are required to sign contracts certifying to the best of its knowledge and belief, that it, its current and future principals, its current and future subcontractors and their principals are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any federal or state department or agency.
- Arts organizations that receive revenue directly from a “New Specialty Earmarked Plate” under T.C.A 55-4-301 (a)(1) are ineligible for Commission grant funding.
For more information, visit Tennessee Arts Commission.