The Grants for Arts Projects (formerly Art Works) supports organizations deploying artistically excellent public projects in the areas of artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary works, theater, and visual arts. Proposals are accepted for new or existing projects of any size and in all phases from planning through implementation.
Within arts education, proposals are accepted in the following categories:
• Collective impact projects that transform schools and communities by providing access and engagement in the arts for all students through collective, systemic approaches.
• Direct learning projects that support arts instructions for students prekindergarten through grade 12, that result in increased knowledge and skills in the arts.
• Professional development projects for classroom teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, school and district administrators, community leaders, and other educators.