Programs artists in schools
The Artists in Schools program supports the valuable link between community arts resources-professional teaching artists and arts organizations-with local schools/school districts by funding residency activities emphasizing long-term, in-depth arts education during school hours or in after-school programs. K-12 students are offered comprehensive, California standards-based arts education that underscores the critical role the arts play in the students' development of creativity, overall well-being and academic achievement.
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eligibility criteria




Wayne Cook
  • Arts organization and school must be located in California.
  • Arts organization must have a minimum 3-year history of programming at the time of application.
  • Arts organization must be a nonprofit arts organization or unit of government, or use a fiscal receiver.
  • Professional teaching artists must show at least 3 years professional experience in the artistic discipline to be taught, be California residents, and not be full-time students in a degree program.
  • Professional artists and other personnel must be compensated at a level for persons similarly employed elsewhere.
application available:
Monday, February 3, 2014

application deadline:
Friday, March 21, 2014

grant activity period:
October 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015






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application closed

california cultural data project
Required! The California Arts Council requires all applicants to fill out a profile through the California Cultural Data Project and submit a Funder Report along with their application. Complete this part of your submission at the California Cultural Data Project.