Grants of up to $12,000 and grants of up to $14,000 to Tennessee nonprofit organizations, school districts, schools, IHEs, and arts councils for professional development related to arts education. Required registrations may take up to 30 days to complete. New applicants must contact the funding source prior to submitting an application.
Funds support outstanding professional development activities that promote curriculum-based arts education and/or arts integration which correlate with state and/or national standards. Activities may involve visual, performing, traditional folk, and/or literary arts. Teacher Training grant-funded projects are intended for immersion-style professional development opportunities with in-depth hands-on involvement and curriculum planning sessions for participants. Applications must have a single project focus. Organizations with expansive education programs should narrow their focus to one component of their overall educational programming.
This category provides two tiers of funds:Tier One: for curriculum-based arts education or arts integration professional development with a minimum of two, one-day intensive professional development workshops or institutes, but the days do not need to be consecutive. The subsequent workshop must be a continuation of the first workshop to deepen or extend learning by participants. Additionally, the majority of participants should attend both one-day workshops. Professional development trainees should include classroom teachers, arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, teaching artists, principals, and/or administrators.Tier Two: for curriculum-based arts education or arts integration professional development. Training session must extend over a minimum of 4 consecutive days. Workshop series (2 or more) are eligible only if each workshop in the series is a minimum of 2 consecutive days serving a minimum of 50 educators at each workshop. Training must be for teams of educators (minimum 2 from each school) and be inclusive of any combination of classroom teachers, arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, teaching artists, principals, and/or administrators.For more tier requirements see the Program Requirements tab on the URL for Full Text link below. For eligible uses of funds, see the Appropriate Funding tab on the URL for Full Text link below.grants for minorities

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