The Alabama State Council on the Arts will offer a few competitive grants to Black
Belt school systems to be used for arts education. There is no match requirement,
but proposals that include a plan for leveraging funds to attain local support may
What We Fund
Funding is available for artist residencies, performances, arts related field trips,
professional development in arts curriculum, summer arts institutes for teachers,
arts consultants, arts program planning, and consumable arts materials and supplies
(limit $1,000 per school).
Please visit these links for artist rosters, a listing of Arts Organizations, and
a description of our new Collaborating Artist Program:
You may also wish to explore the opportunities provided by these statewide service
Who May Apply:
Arts in Schools funding is available to the following Black Belt school systems:
Bullock County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Demopolis City, Greene County, Hale
County, Linden City, Lowndes County, Macon County, Marengo County, Perry County,
Pickens County, Selma City, Sumter County, Wilcox County. Applications must come
from the Superintendent’s Office.
Criteria For Funding
Priority will be given to proposals that communicate activities of artistic excellence,
address a specific need, provide opportunities for long-term impact, and build on
previous funding from ASCA’s Arts in Schools program. Grantees from Arts in Schools
that do not complete and submit a Final Report by August 1st are not eligible to
apply for the next school year.
How To Apply
Use the Application Link below to download an application form. Include with your
application a cover letter and/or support materials that provide a statement of
need, evidence of planning for long term impact, and explanation of growth due to
previous projects such as current planning for proposed activities, letters of commitment
from partners, organizations and artists, and evidence of artistic excellence and
Please contact Diana Green, Arts in Education Program Manager, for help in planning
or facilitating arts programming with meaningful impact. She may be reached at 334/242-4076
Ext. 241 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.