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FY15 Arts in Education Grant Applications are now available

The 2015 PGAHC grant applications have been posted and are available for download at Please download the 2015 Guide to Grants along with the grant application.

Deadline for all grant applications is March 6, 2015, 5:00PM. All applications must be received in the PGAHC office no later than 5:00 PM on the deadline date. There will be no exceptions.

County Arts Program

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The County Arts Program is designed to support artists and organizations that provide
high-quality arts and cultural activities that enhance the quality of life in Prince George’s
County and reflect the collective creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the County’s arts,
humanities and cultural sectors. Established in 1981, PGAHC is an independent non-profit
organization designated by the Prince George’s County government to coordinate financial
support and advocacy for the arts.

FY15 County Arts Program Grants is distributed in five categories: Artist Fellowship
Programs, County Arts Projects, Cultural Anchor Projects, Emerging Arts Programs, Public
Art Building Communities, Cultural Bridge Projects.

Artist Fellowship Program supports individual artists who significantly contribute to the
arts and substantively impact the lives of Prince George’s County residents through artistic

County Arts Projects supports projects that promote arts and humanities activities and
events to Prince George’s County residents.

Cultural Anchor Projects supports capital projects to defray costs related to the
improvement, expansion and rehabilitation of existing buildings owned by non-profit arts
and non-profit cultural institutions.

Emerging Arts Programs supports capacity building projects for arts and humanities
organizations through grants for administrative systems, leadership development and
general support. Applicants operational budget cannot exceed $25,000 and must
demonstrate program sustainability.

Public Art Building Communities supports the creation and installation of permanent and
temporary artwork that enhances County neighborhoods. Applicants must provide specific
location and documented permission for site installation.

Cultural Bridge Programs supports arts and humanities projects that foster cultural
exchange and diplomacy between Prince George’s County and our Sister Cities and other
established international partners.

Arts In Education Program

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The Arts In Education Program (AIEP) is designed to support artists, arts educators and
organizations that provide high-quality arts and cultural activities to youth in public
educational settings from early childhood through high school. These programs or projects
may include, but are not limited to; arts instruction, arts integration, artist in residencies, inschool
performances and/or public performances, field trip experiences, arts integration
curriculum development, creative placemaking, as well as professional development. An
emphasis should be placed on providing sequential instruction to deepen each student’s
learning about the subject and experience.

Teachers and Parent Teacher Associations are eligible to apply for a specific school
program. Funding may not be attributed to school personnel, faculty and/or general art
supplies or equipment. The Arts in Education Program will not offset the responsibilities of
each school in providing its students an excellent education, but will support projects that
enhance the learning that is already occurring.

Funding is distributed in four categories: School-Based Projects, Artist in Residency
Projects, Community-Based Projects, Public Art Partnership Projects and Professional
Development to artists, arts educators and nonprofits that demonstrate a significant and
positive impact on student academic achievement through increased arts and cultural

School-Based Projects take place during the traditional school day for students, whether
in classrooms or at an outside venue. Activities must directly benefit Prince George’s
County Public School students or built environment, and directly connect to curricula
standards and instructional programs occurring at those schools. Evaluation criteria for
School-Based Programs emphasize strong curriculum-based design. Activities can also
include projects that feature student engaged temporary or permanent public art school
based projects.

Artist in Residency Projects is a participatory, standards-based learning experience led
by a teaching artist during the regular school day with the support and active engagement
of the classroom teacher. The teaching artist(s) works with the same group of students for
a minimum of five (5) classroom sessions and collaborates with the classroom teacher
before and throughout the residency to ensure the lessons are aligned with classroom

Community-Based Projects take place outside of the traditional school day, such as at
after-school, weekend or summer programs and events. Programs may be associated with
schools, community-based settings, creative placemaking initiatives, arts or cultural
institutions or cultural exchange programs.

Public Art Partnership Projects directly engage select Prince George’s County
permanent or temporary public art installations. Students will participate in a related hands
on program designed through collaboration with lead artist, PGAHC and classroom teacher
or program specialist. Please contact PGAHC office for details of current public art projects.

Professional Development Projects include accessing or implementation of high quality
artistic training opportunities for educators working in public education settings. Trainings
must build skills capacity for the development or enhancement of music, dance, drama,
media arts or visual arts disciplines and/or integration of standards-based arts instruction
with non-arts academic content. Applicants must demonstrate use and sustainability of art
integration practices plus reside and teach in Prince George’s County.