Additional Information on Arts Education
Through the study of the arts, lifelong skills are gained which help us develop creativity, communicate better, and make informed evaluations of artistic work. All students need to have meaningful arts experiences as part of an education program in which the arts are taught in grades pre-K through 12.
A comprehensive arts education program includes:
The arts also can be integrated with other subjects to enable students to make connections across the curriculum.
Partnership Agreement Support for Arts Education
Partnership Agreement support is intended to respond to the objectives, strategies, and programs that each state arts agency develops based on national, state, or local arts education standards, as appropriate, and its state’s needs, opportunities, and resources. While the focus of Arts Endowment support is arts education programs within schools, meaningful co-curricular or extracurricular activities also are important. These can take place as part of an extended school day or other after-school program, during vacation periods, and in cultural organizations. Possible components of a state’s arts education program might include:
Other Arts Endowment Resources
For general background information on the Arts Endowment and application guidelines, refer to our Web site at www.arts.gov or call 202/682-5400. In addition to the funding outlined in this guideline booklet, other resources of possible interest include:
Grants for Arts Projects. These guidelines describe the Arts Endowment’s primary funding opportunities for organizations for Fiscal Year 2005. Assistance is available to eligible organizations of all sizes for projects in:
Within each field or discipline above, organizations may apply through one of the following categories:
Under the Grants for Arts Projects guidelines, SAAs and RAOs may serve as fiscal agents or as consortium members and participants including consortium lead applicants; however, all grant funds must be passed on to the sponsored organization or to other consortium members.
The Folk & Traditional Arts Infrastructure Initiative for projects that strengthen the infrastructure of support for the folk & traditional arts. New, expanded, or existing activities that are essential to the support of the folk & traditional arts within a state or region are eligible. SAAs and RAOs are eligible to apply on their own behalf. For information, contact the Folk & Traditional Arts staff at 202/682-5678 or 682-5726.
Standards for Service
The Arts Endowment has set the following standards for serving applicants. We pledge to:
We welcome your comments on how we're meeting these standards. Please address them to: Standards for Service Coordinator; Room 628; National Endowment for the Arts; 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; Washington, DC 20506-0001; phone: 202/682-5408; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention: Standards for Service Coordinator.
The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at an average of 32 hours per response including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The Arts Endowment welcomes any suggestions that you might have on improving the guidelines and making them as easy to use as possible. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, Room 516, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506-0001. Note: Applicants are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.