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.

FY 2018 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 Area 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.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications are reviewed by a volunteer panel and evaluated on the following:

  • Quality of artistic experience and programmatic merit.
  • Ability to successfully complete a quality project.
  • Relationship between the project’s artistic objectives and the arts curriculum.
  • Number of students served.
  • Grants for projects that provide a meaningful arts experience will be given priority over capital expenditures and permanent equipment needs.
  • Preference will be given to funding one project per school.

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, or no later than June 30.

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 requested.

Application Process

Application Deadline: By 5 pm on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Paper or electronic versions of the application form must be submitted [received] by 5 pm on October 16, 2017.

Faxed or late applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted via one of these methods:

  • E-mail (one pdf file for entire application): grants@artsgreensboro.org
  • Mail (one copy): ArtsGreensboro, P.O. Box 877, Greensboro, NC 27402
  • Hand-delivery, Federal Express, UPS, or other delivery service: ArtsGreensboro, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie Street, Suite 201. Office hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday

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

ArtsGreensboro staff members are available to review your application prior to final submission. Applications for review must be submitted at least two weeks prior to deadline. Contact Chip Berry at grants@artsgreensboro.org.

Application Review: Applications are reviewed by a volunteer panel.

Notification of awards is generally made by mid-December.

Final Report Form due to ArtsGreensboro by June 4, 2018. The final report will include a description of the project, evaluation of success, accounting of how funds were spent, statistics for those involved in the project, and photographs for use by ArtsGreensboro.