Teacher Art Grants from ArtsGreensboro

The purpose of this grant program is to emphasize arts projects and programs in all subject areas of K-12 schools; support the teaching of the N.C. Arts Curriculum; bring artists into the classroom; reach a large number of students; and encourage cooperative arts projects among schools, teachers, PTAs, and other organizations.

Teacher Art Grant Application

  • Teachers, PTAs, and/or schools may apply. PTAs must have a teacher representative for the project. Any teacher may request a Teacher Art Grant – grants are not restricted to art or music teachers.
  • Grants are available to public, charter, and private schools serving Greater Greensboro area students in grades K-12.  Schools in High Point and Jamestown should contact the High Point Arts Council for potential funding at (336) 889-2787.
  • All projects must have approval by the school Principal or Head of School.
  • Projects must involve direct student and teacher participation.
  • Grants will range up to $1,500. Requests for funding amounts greater than $1,500 will require matching funds to be eligible for consideration.
  • Funding may be used for arts resources, programs, and hiring arts consultants or artists
  • Funding may not be used for food, drink, administrative, or operating expenses.
  • Funding may not be used for standard classroom art supplies.
  • Project must be within school guidelines and address the goals and objectives of the arts curriculum by which your school is governed.

Generally, more proposals are received than can be funded. Proposals may be awarded in full or in part; they may be awarded with contingencies; or they may be declined.

Grant Requirements

  • Funds may be spent on only those activities specified in the grant application or approved in a project or budget revision. Applicants must submit a written request to ArtsGreensboro prior to implementing any project or budget revisions.
  • Grant funds that remain unspent at the end of the grant period must be refunded within 30 days after the end of the grant period. ArtsGreensboro must receive unspent grant funds no later than July 1, 2019.
  • All materials related to the project must carry the following credit line: “This project, [insert name of project/program], is produced by [insert name of applicant organization] with funding from ArtsGreensboro.” The foregoing statement must also be announced at the beginning of any public performances or events.
  • The grantee must submit photos of the project. In addition, video recordings and letters or notes from teachers and students regarding the project are greatly appreciated.

Budgetary Guidelines

Applicants are required to submit a project budget. Artist fee structures should be justifiable and competitive. If the total cost of the project exceeds your grant request, indicate the project components for which you are requesting support, and indicate how you intend to raise the additional funds needed to complete the project in the “Budget” section of the application.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted before midnight October 29, 2018 using this Go Smart program. Applicants can submit drafts of their application for review and comments through October 26, and ArtsGreensboro staff will contact the applicant within two working days.  Questions can be directed to ArtsGreensboro grant manager Chip Berry at grants@artsgreensboro.org.

Application Review
Applications are reviewed by a volunteer panel and evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Quality of artistic experience and programmatic merit
  • Impact on participants
  • Relationship between the project’s artistic objectives and the arts curriculum
  • Ability to successfully complete a quality project.
  • Number of students served.

Notifications will be made in mid-December 2018.

Final Report Form due to ArtsGreensboro by June 4, 2019. The final report will include a description of the project, evaluation of success, accounting of how funds were spent, and statistics for those involved in the project.


Questions may be directed to Chip Berry at grants@artsgreensboro.org.