Arts in Education Applications and Forms
SCHOOL APPLICATION: Artist in Residence Grant Program - OPEN
NOTE: All grants administered by the Maryland State Arts Council's Arts in Education program are undergoing a review process. New applications and guidelines will be published on this page at www.msac.org as soon as the review process is complete. The changes may delay the application process and funding notification for the 2019-2020 academic year.
NEW!: Schools may collaborate with one or more of the following: arts organizations, artists, and county arts councils, to apply for the new Creativity Project Grant in Arts Education for out of school activities: after school, evenings, weekends, and summer. Rolling deadlines. Details here.
The MSAC's Artist in Residence (AiR) program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency in a particular school. Maryland schools are invited to browse the MSAC's AiR Roster to select an MSAC Artist in Residence. The school then applies for a grant from the MSAC that covers half the cost of the residency.
- Performing Arts: dance, multi-discipline, music, puppetry, and theater (12-40 sessions)
- Playwriting: (24-40 sessions)
- Poetry: (12-40 sessions)
- Visual Arts: architecture, ceramics, doll making/puppet making, fiber arts, glass, handmade paper/books/artist books, media, mixed media, murals, photography, sculpture, site-specific installation, and two-dimensional. (20-60 sessions)
THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. See note above.
Each school may apply for one residency. Applications are submitted in eGrant only. Please contact AiE program director to check if your school already has a log in and password.
VISITING PERFORMER PROGRAM (No application; school books artist directly - ONGOING)
Through the Visiting Performer Program, schools and other educational institutions gain assistance and financial support that encourage quality arts performances and workshops for their students. Teachers or schools may browse the Visiting Performer Roster and contact an artist to book a performance or production for students. For each booking, the artist applies MSAC funding that reduces the amount owed by the school to the artist by up to one-third, making performances more affordable for schools. A school may obtain up to three different productions per school year through the Visiting Performer Program.
AiE grants to the performers and companies listed on the Visiting Performer Program Roster of Artists make it possible for schools to obtain a limited number of performances at reduced fees. Up to one-third of the total cost of a given service may be covered by AiE funds (performer's fee + travel = total cost of the service). Up to three different productions per school year can be obtained by the school/site in this way.
There is no application for the Visiting Performer program. Using the link above, follow the directions on the program page to book a performance directly with a Visiting Performer on the roster. The last performance for the school year should take place no later than June 15th.
ARTIST APPLICATION TO ROSTERS - Artists in Residence and Visiting Performers
Artists who live in Maryland may apply to the Artist in Residence or Visiting Performer Rosters. The artists on this roster specialize in harnessing the arts as tools for learning and are available to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools (Artists in Residence) or assemblies with two workshops (Visiting Performers).
Artists in Residence may apply in performing arts, playwriting, poetry, and visual arts. Visiting Performers may apply in music, dance, puppetry, and theater.
MSAC accepts applications for the rosters on a rolling basis.
- Individual Artists who apply to the AiE program must be Maryland residents, eighteen years of age or older, must have established residence in Maryland at least six months prior to the application submission, and must continue to be residents while they serve in the AiE program. Undergraduate/graduate students are not eligible.
- Performing Companies that apply to the AiE program must be located in the State of Maryland and must continue to be located in Maryland while they serve in the State of Maryland while they serve in the AiE Program. Members of the company who are undergraduate/graduate students may not be part of the application.
- All AiE artists are subject to ongoing review and evaluation.
- Artistic quality
- Educational value
- Relevance to curriculum
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AND VISITING PERFORMER FORMS AND HANDBOOK FOR SCHOOLS AND ARTISTS - OPEN
(For MSAC roster artists and schools currently receiving a grant or Visiting Performer assembly only.)
The forms below are for the purpose of artist and school reporting once a grant has been received. Participating artists and schools should download the Word document, complete the form electronically, including typing the signature, and submit the form via email to AiE program director.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FORMS
VISITING PERFORMER FORMS