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Grants to Missouri PreK-12 Schools for Arts Projects that Engage Teaching Artists and Students

Annual Arts Education Grant - Artist in Residence For Schools


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
212676

Funding Source
Missouri Arts Council (MAC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Missouri

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/26/24 - For Annual Grants; Applications for Express Grants are accepted on a rolling deadline, by the first Monday of the month which is at least two months before the project event date (or project incurs expenses, whichever occurs first). Save

Grant Description
Grants to Missouri PreK-12 schools to support arts projects. New applicants must contact staff, and some applicants must submit a draft proposal, prior to applying. Funding is intended for activities that bring together students and teaching artists, enhancing the fine arts curriculum as well as other academic disciplines. Funds may be used to pay professional teaching artist fees, substitute teacher costs, and artist’s travel expenses and to purchase project-related materials and supplies.

Projects must adhere to the Missouri Learning Standards (see https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/missouri-learning-standards) for fine arts standards and other learning standards if applicable. 



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
PK-12 schools are eligible to apply for Artist in Residence Grants.

Ineligible
The following entities are not eligible to apply for Missouri Arts Council funding.
- Individuals.
- New organizations (in operation less than a year). New and emerging arts organizations must consult with the Missouri Arts Council before applying. Emerging groups need time and assistance to develop their mission and create effective events and programs. See page 13 for details.
- Nonprofit organizations with foreign incorporation with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office. Exception: Organizations that were previously funded may continue to be funded if they maintain a Missouri based location and majority-Missouri board.
- For-profit organizations (including B Corporations).
- Nonexempt nonprofit organizations.

Funds cannot pay for equipment, food, beverages, awards, or event tickets.

For a list of unallowable expenses, see https://missouriartscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/FY25-Guide-to-Grants-2023-12-19.pdf#page=11 and https://missouriartscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/FY25-Guide-to-Grants-2023-12-19.pdf#page=15.

Pre-Application Information
There are two grant tracks - Annual Grants and Express Grants:
- Applications for Annual Grants take place once a year. Draft applications for staff review are due Monday, January 29, 2024. (This is optional for returning applicants.) Final applications are due Monday, February 26, 2024. In July, Missouri Arts Council sends written notification to applicants of the Missouri Arts Council board funding decisions.
- Applications for Express Grants are accepted on a rolling deadline, by the first Monday of the month which is at least two months before the project event date (or project incurs expenses, whichever occurs first). If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the deadline will be Tuesday. For example, if the project expenses will start December 2023 for a January 2024 performance, then the latest the application can be submitted by the first Monday of October 2023. The Missouri Arts Council encourages early submissions to support advance planning and ensure funding availability.

New applicants should contact the appropriate program specialist to ensure that their project is eligible for Missouri Arts Council funding and determine the appropriate grant program.

All Missouri Arts Council applicants must obtain a SAM.gov-assigned unique entity identifier (UEI).

For further information:
https://missouriartscouncil.mo.gov/grants/
https://missouriartscouncil.org/arts-education-grants/

Estimated Size of Grant
- The maximum Express Grant award is $4,000.
- The maximum Annual Grant award is $40,000.

Term of Contract
All project funds must be spent between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025.

Contact Information
To apply online: https://missouriarts.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

For help, contact Jenni Ryan, arts education specialist: 314-340-6857. or| toll free 866-407-4752; jenni.ryan@ltgov.mo.gov.

Missouri Arts Council
815 Olive St., Suite 16
St. Louis, MO 63101-1503
moarts@ltgov.mo.gov
314-340-6845 main number
866-407-4752 toll-free
800-735-2966 TDD
314-340-7215 fax

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