Target is currently offering grants of $2,000 to support programs that bring artistic and cultural experiences to K-12 students such as artists-in-residency, workshops, and in-school performances to schools. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015. Eligible organizations are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt or K-12 educational institutions. For complete information, please review Target’s Arts, Culture & Design in Schools Grants Web page. Applications are due April 30.
- SHIP Grants: Up to $500 is available to art educators seeking equipment or instructional curriculum resources focused on student learning specifically related to the National Visual Arts Standards [opens PDF].
- Teacher Incentive Grants: Scholarships of up to $2,500 are available to individual educators to attend training and programming that promotes the teaching of art, curriculum, student learning, the instructional process, student assessment, classroom management or other practices that related to student learning and instructional interaction.
- Mary McMullan Grants: These grants award up to $2,500 to projects promoting art education as integral to curriculums and establish or improve art instruction in U.S. public or private elementary or secondary schools as well as institutions of higher education.
- Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants: Up to $2,500 will awarded to art educators with proposals focused on the implementation of and issues directly related to the National Visual Arts Standards.
- NAEF Research Grants: Awards of up to $10,000 are available to support research that advances knowledge in the field of art education and the goals outlined in Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century [opens PDF].
Eligible applicants must be NAEA members, including retired members, students, NAEA affiliates, and state/provincial associations. Applicants must be active members for a year prior to the date of application. Please see the National Art Education Foundation for complete information. Applications are due October 1.
Chicago nonprofit Action for Healthy Kids exists to fight childhood obesity, physical inactivity, and undernourishment by helping schools to become healthier places for their students. The organization’s School Grants for Healthy Kids program will award $5,000 to 1,000 schools to support their breakfast and physical activity programs. Selected grantee schools will also receive consulting services and expertise to help make their projects successful. Award amounts are based on project type, potential impact, school enrollment size, and the school’s ability to mobilize students and their parents around wellness initiatives at the school. For more information, please see Action for Healthy Kids’ School Grants Web page. The deadline for applications is May 2.