Artists in Schools

Central California Art Associaltion

The Artists in Schools program supports the valuable link between community arts resources and local schools/school districts. It funds 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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  • 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 of 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 based on wages received by persons similarly employed elsewhere.

Program Goals

Develop the artistic abilities and creativity of students, serve diverse school communities throughout the state, and promote learning and problem-solving through the arts.

Develop partnerships between schools and local arts organizations and use existing community arts resources.

Maximize available funding sources for the arts and expand professional artists’ participation in society.



Application available:
Monday, February 3, 2014

Application deadline:
Friday, March 21, 2014

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