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Arts in Education Applications and Forms

Arts in Education Applications and Forms

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FY21 Arts in Education Grant and Teaching Artist Roster Applications are Open!

 

The Arts in Education Grant

The Arts in Education Grant is a granting program of MSAC that provides matching funds to eligible Maryland-based nonprofit organizations and government entities to support educational engagements led by Teaching Artists on MSAC’s Teaching Artist Roster. The Arts in Education Grant and the Teaching Artist Roster work together to accomplish the Arts in Education program’s mission.

Matching Waiver

Applicants may request a waiver from the dollar for dollar match by submitting a Match Waiver Request Form with their application’s budget. Match waivers, including the entirety of the Arts in Education Grant Application, will be reviewed by the Arts in Education Grants Panel based on our scoring rubrics.

Arts in Education Equitable Funding Formula

MSAC is dedicated to serving students, youth, and constituents across the state and supporting a variety of arts education needs. In our commitment to Equity, MSAC has budgeted a maximum funding allotment per county according to the Arts in Education Equitable Funding Formula. This formula will guide funding decisions for educational engagements based in school (public or private) settings only. Populations or Communities outside of a school setting do not have an equitable funding formula. 

Arts in Education Grant funding for youth audiences (aged 21 and under) will be determined for each county based on the following formula: 

20% of the council approved budget base, distributed evenly across 24 counties. 

  • 80% of remaining budget by county’s percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Meals

  • 20% of remaining budget by student population percentage, comparative to the state

MSAC acknowledges that as new reporting and equity measures are created across the state and nation-wide, this formula may need to be updated in the future. This formula is based on currently available information and considers three different equity factors: 

  1. 20% of the council approved budget base, distributed evenly across 24 counties: Every Maryland county should have designated funding to host at least two arts education engagements per year (long form such as a residency or other arts program and short form such as a visiting performance or workshop.)

  2. 80% of remaining budget by county’s percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Meals: Free and Reduced Meals (FARM) is the most consistent statewide measure of education barriers including family income, household size, foster, migrant, runaway, and/or homeless children, Food Supplement Programs, and Temporary Cash assistance.

  3. 20% of remaining budget by student population percentage, comparative to the state: The quantity of resources needed in a particular county is partially determined by the number of students enrolled in school (public and private.)

Important Links and Documents

  • FY21 Arts in Education Grant Application Process: Visual Flow Chart here.

  • FY21 Arts in Education Grant Guidelines here. 

  • FY21 Arts in Education Grant application: Submit via Smart Simple here. All applicants must register to apply.

  • FY21 Arts in Education Grant Budget Template here.

  • FY21 Arts in Education Grant Scoring Rubrics:

    • View Arts in Education Grant Application Scoring Rubric here. 

    • View the Matching Waiver Scoring Rubric here. 

  • Current MSAC Roster Artists

  • View the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster (for residencies) here.

  • View the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster (for visiting performances) here.

  • FY21 Arts in Education Updates! Powerpoint here.

  • MSAC Arts in Education Updates Webinar here.

Applications open May 15, 2020 for the FY21 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) grant period. Funded activities must occur within the grant period. Teaching Artists should allow 90-days to receive payment upon application approval.

Arts in Education Grant applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. Applications submitted by the fifth day of the month will be reviewed by the panel within the same month. Applications received after the fifth day of the month will be reviewed by the panel in the following month. After the monthly panel review, applicants and their selected Teaching Artist will be notified of grant status by the end of the month in which it was reviewed. The first review of FY21 Arts in Education Grant applications will begin in July 2020.

Receipt of an Arts in Education Grant requires submission of a Final Report by the end of the Fiscal Year. As a part of this brief report, MSAC collects participant information to report to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Association of State Arts Agencies. 

 

The Teaching Artist Roster

The Arts in Education program supports Teaching Artists and the elevation of their careers through the Teaching Artist Roster. MSAC believes Teaching Artists are integral to the arts education ecosystem in providing supplementary arts education experiences that deepen learning. The benefits of becoming an MSAC Teaching Artist include:

  • Co-funded opportunities for the cost of Teaching Artist fees, which provides financial incentive for Maryland schools and community groups to book Teaching Artists.

  • Connections to a statewide network of organizations and nonprofits that lead professional development for Teaching Artists.

  • Individualized feedback and evaluation sessions that help Teaching Artists’ strengthen their programming.

  • Heightened visibility through print and online marketing, including MSAC’s Artist Directory.

Important Links and Documents

  • FY21 Teaching Artist Roster Application Process: Visual Flow Chart here.

  • FY21 Teaching Artist Roster Guidelines here. 

  • FY21 Teaching Artist Roster application: Submit via Smart Simple here. All applicants must register to apply.

  • FY21 Teaching Artist Roster Scoring Rubrics:

    • View Phase 1: Online Application Scoring Rubric here. 

    • View Phase 2: Site Visit Scoring Rubric here. 

  • Current Teaching Artists: View Form for Profile Update Requests here.

  • Current Teaching Artists: View Review Rubric for Online Programs here. 

  • View Self Assessment Checklist for Online Programs here.