Please join us in featuring the artwork of our amazing Arts Attack Students! We are assembling a slideshow of all the submitted artwork from the 2019-20 school year. Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 29th.
Arts Attack is proud to introduce our new back-to-school partner – Sprout School Supplies – to provide your families and students with the highest quality prepackaged school supply kits!
- EASY, FREE, and ON-TIME School Delivery. We do the work for you – no need for volunteers! On delivery day, we provide delivery assistants to unload and organize your supply kits at the inside locations of your choice.
- New School Signup Bonus! We offer between 5 and 15 free kits that you can sell or donate to the families of your choice.
- Extended Order Deadline. We accept orders late into the summer to allow for greater participation in the supply program and more support to your school community!
- Each kit is quality inspected to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. If there ever is an issue, our customer service team will provide a solution within 24 hours.
- Best of all, Sprout helps give back to your school community with every purchase. Contact us to learn more and how to sign your school up for service!
We are excited to announce our Featured School for 2018/19.
O.B. Whaley Elementary!
We are impressed by their enthusiasm throughout their first year using Arts Attack. Their Art Extravaganza shows their dedication to the Arts! Way to go! And thank you for bringing the arts to your students.
“As a beginning STEAM school, it has been my vision since the inception of this new academic focus to transform my café into a temporary art museum featuring student work.
My journey with Arts Attack began 18 years ago as a teacher. We had the program at one of the other local schools in Evergreen School District. During my teaching days, I transformed my classroom into an art museum every year during Open House. My vision now as a principal has truly come full circle. I could not have done it without the dedication of my teaching staff, especially my Instructional Coach, Mrs. Eva Marlow.”
Principal, O.B. Whaley Elementary School
American Express offers support for the arts through their Cultural Heritage Grants. Funding for the arts is available in two areas: direct support for important cultural institutions and major projects in the visual and performing arts that are representative of national, regional, and local cultures, and access to the arts and assistance to organizations in developing new audiences. Past grants are summarized and the information for the application is on the site.
The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of music and movement educators dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. Orff Schulwerk offers a variety of funding for training, instruments, or creative projects in educational settings. You must be a member to download grant applications. The organization membership form is also available online.
The Bank of America Foundation considers the arts a crucial ingredient in the economic and cultural development of a community and supports arts education, arts organizations, and programs that address audience growth and accessibility in the visual and performing arts. The site includes guidelines and grant applications.
The California Arts Council is a state agency based in Sacramento, USA. Its eleven council members are appointed by the Governor and the state Legislature. The agency’s mission is to advance California through the arts and creativity.
Fundsnet Online Services is a privately owned Web site created for the purpose of providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet. This site includes links to arts and education grants plus help for fundraising and grant writing resources.
The Hewlett Foundation is a private foundation whose performing arts grant program entertains applications from professional dance, music, opera/musical theater, and theater companies, as well as organizations that present the performing arts. The Foundation also supports arts councils that serve San Francisco Bay Area communities and service organizations that assist performing arts organizations in all disciplines. The program’s geographic focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, however, national grants have been awarded in the past two years. There is a list of grant awards with links available on the site.
Humanities Focus Grants and National Education Projects Grants go to schools, colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions to improve formal humanities education in the United States from kindergarten through college and university. Grants opportunities include professional development and educational projects. This site offers links to specific grants with applications and updated deadlines.
The MetLife Foundation provides grants to a variety of cultural organizations and projects throughout the country, with an emphasis on those with large and diverse audiences that help promote greater understanding among different cultures, and arts education initiatives that contribute to the development of young people. In addition, MetLife’s national YouthARTS Resource Initiative, a collaboration between the foundation and Americans for the Arts, supports arts education programs designed specifically for at-risk youth.
National Endowment for the Arts includes information on visual and performing arts grant listings. A new online resource of Federal funding available for the arts is easy to find, and applications and grant forms for professional and educational organizations as well as individual artists can be downloaded from the site.
This site provides a quick reference guide to programs administered by OPE, organized by program function, as well as a directory of Federal Postsecondary Education Programs organized by sponsoring agency and function. This area includes information on grants to institutions made available from the Higher Education Programs office and grants to foster innovation through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Comprehensive information for students about federal aid at the Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs is also available. This includes scholarships and education tax credits.
This is the home site of the National Storytelling Network, a membership organization dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling. The site provides links for locating a variety of information regarding the Art of Storytelling. Links are provided to Professional Storytellers, local Guilds for Storytelling, a calendar of events and conferences, books and tapes, online stories, information regarding awards and research, and other resources for students, teachers, and artists wishing to learn more about the Storytelling Art.
The Target Corporation offers local Arts in Education grants between $1,000 – $5,000. Arts grants from Target must be family oriented and make the arts more accessible and affordable for the family. The Arts in Education Grants aim to bring schools and nonprofit arts organizations together. The process for the grant application is on the site with a link to find your local Target store for support.
The United States Department of Education site is comprised of the President’s and secretary’s priorities, funding opportunities, student financial assistance, research and statistics, news and events, programs and services, publications and products, Education Offices and budget, education job openings, and links to other sites. Visit the Educational Resources section on the front page under “Other Academic Subjects” to find a variety of resources for advocacy, funding, and research.
Walmart and SAM’S CLUB awards Community Matching Grants. Program Associates raise funds with a local nonprofit organization at their stores. Walmart and SAM’S match a portion of the funds raised. Organizations qualifying for the Matching Grant Program are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or organizations that are exempt from needing 501(c)(3) status, such as public schools, churches, and government agencies. Grants are awarded locally through the retail store as part of their Good Works Program.
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Statewide Arts Initiative
Grants to San Diego County, California nonprofit organizations for programs focusing on arts, music, K-12 education, and economic development. Inquiries are invited from organizations that operate K-12 education programs. Click here for more information:
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April Newsletter – Art Show Ideas and more!
In the News: $25 Million in Grants Support Art Projects Nationwide
National Endowment for the Arts Announces First Round of FY 2018 Funding to Nonprofit Organizations
- Click here for a list of recommended grantees in this announcement sorted by city and state.
- Click here for a list of recommended grantees separated by category: Art Works (sorted by artistic discipline/field) and Challenge America.
- Click here to use the NEA’s Grant Search to find additional project details for NEA grants.
- Click here for the lists of the panelists that reviewed the applications for funding.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support give Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.
Article reference: National Endowment for the Arts
It’s California Arts Education Month! This observance celebrates arts education, including dance, music, theater, literature, design and various visual arts. These experiences encourage creative learning in children and young adults. We believe that arts learning is an essential part of a comprehensive education for all students.
In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.
For more on Education Month and to find out what is happening in March at Arts Attack click here: