The Tennessee Arts Commission is seeking applications for its Arts Education Teacher Training grant to provide intensive professional development in arts education.
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
Opportunities include hands-on, immersion-style curriculum planning sessions for participants. Applicants must be nonprofit arts organizations, art councils, schools or school districts, or institutions of higher learning. Applications must have a single project focus. Applicants may not apply for funds for the same project in another Tennessee Arts Commission grant category in the same fiscal year.
Funds support outstanding professional development activities that promote curriculum-based arts education and/or arts integration which correlate with state and/or national standards. Activities may involve visual, performing, traditional folk, and/or literary arts. Teacher Training grant-funded projects are intended for immersion-style professional development opportunities with in-depth hands-on involvement and curriculum planning sessions for participants. Lecture-oriented workshops, clinics, or conferences with minimal immersion activities will not be funded under this category.
Applicants may request up to $18,000 for:
- curriculum-based arts education or arts integration professional development with a minimum of two consecutive days of intensive professional development workshops or institutes to deepen participant learning. Additionally, participants must attend both days.
- curriculum-based arts education or arts integration professional development workshop series. Training sessions do not need to be consecutive but must extend over a minimum of 4 days.
July 1, 2024-June 15, 2025
In order to be eligible for funding under the Teacher Training category, projects must meet the following requirements:
- Professional development trainees may include classroom teachers, arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, teaching artists, principals, and/or administrators.
- Training must be participatory and hands-on but not limited to “make it and take it” workshops.
- Projects must have a strong instructional component that includes collaborative planning and lesson plan development and implementation in curriculum-based arts education or arts integration instruction.
- Clinicians must be highly trained and recognized professionals in the field of arts education and/or arts integration. Applicants may be asked to provide resumes of clinicians.
- Include a method of evaluation that effectively measures the professional development activity.
Applicants must be one of the following:
- nonprofit arts organizations
- arts councils
- public or private (with 501(c)3 status) schools or school districts
- institutions of higher learning
For more information, visit Tennessee Arts Commission.