Staten Island Arts provides regrants for Arts in Education projects in Staten Island schools with funds from the Staten Island Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and individual donors.
The ABC (Arts Bring Change) Grant
Deadline Friday November 4, 2016
The ABC (Arts Bring Change) Grant is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
Average grant size is $2,000, with a maximum request of $2,500.
The ABC (Arts Bring Change) Grant program is a local arts-in-education funding program offering support to local cultural organizations and/or individual artists working in partnership with public schools to engage K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. Funds are designed to support arts education projects in K-12 school settings. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and artistic process. Intercurricular collaboration is encouraged but not required. Projects must take place in schools and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with students.
Grant funding should never cover more than 75% of the applicant’s total project budget. School partners are encouraged to cover 25% of the total project budget. ABC Regrant funding must not replace, or appear to replace, the role of certified arts teachers in school.
SI Arts Grant Project Budget Template
Applicants must attend an ABC Regrant Application Seminar on Saturday October 1 at 1pm at the New Dorp Library OR on Monday October 17 at 6:30pm at the Pride Center of Staten Island.
•Staten Island based cultural organizations and/or individual artists (must be Staten Island resident) working in partnership with public schools to engage K-12 public school students.
•Activities are school-based and will occur during the regular school day;
•They involve at least three contact sessions between the same teaching artist and group of students;
•Activities and outcomes will be collaboratively designed, planned, taught, and evaluated by the participating teacher(s), teaching artist(s), and other school and community members;
•Student learning goals will address the New York State Learning Standards or Common Core Standards for both the arts and the non-arts subjects.
•These regrant funds are not intended to cover the entire cost of a project. The school partner must contribute or raise at least 25% of the total project cost, and preferably 50%.
•Organizations receiving direct or discretionary funds from the New York State Council on the Arts in the 2017 fiscal year regardless of their application’s status
•Past Staten Island Arts grant recipients who have not filed their final reports
•Organizations with operating income budgets over $300,000 for two of the last three fiscal years
•Programs that are essentially religious, recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic
•Home schools, private, and parochial schools
•Stand-alone assembly programs, single performances, or one time visits to cultural institutions
•Extracurricular activities that occur during non-school hours
•Programs where selected students are taken out of regular classes or are self-selected for participation
•College-level courses, scholarships, contests, or student performing groups
Evaluation: applications are reviewed by a panel of artists, educators and administrators for:
•Evidence of true partnership between the school and artist or organization (joint planning, reflection, and evaluation), and how well the project incorporates the NYS Learning Standards or Common Core Standards;
•Clarity and completeness of the proposal, including specific activities;
•Clarity and completeness of the budget;
•Evidence of past success shown in work samples.
Plus Factors: proposals may score higher if:
•This is a first time partnership;
•Contact sessions are separated by enough time for reflection and refining;
•The school’s certified art, music, dance, and/or theater teachers participate in the project in addition to the non-arts teacher(s);
•Collaboratively designed professional development activities support the project.
•NYSCA and Staten Island Arts must be credited on all publications and promotional materials.
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The Lark Fund
The Lark Fund is a grassroots campaign with a goal of bringing musical instruments into Staten Island schools–-or to enable schools to repair the instruments they have. Funds are raised from individuals in the community, and in the pilot year 100% of the money goes directly towards buying instruments (Staten Island Arts contributes the administration).
Read about The Lark Fund guidelines and eligibility here.
Donate to the Lark Fund
SU-CASA (formerly SPARC)
Deadline 5pm Friday, December 2, 2016
SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and arts organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. During 2017, Staten Island Arts will be supporting residencies led by individual artists at three local senior centers: Cassidy Coles Neighborhood Senior Center, the JCC of Staten Island, and Mount Loretto Neighborhood Senior Center. The program provides selected artists with a stipend of $4,500 and a budget of $1,000 for materials in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. The 2017 SU-CASA program is funded by the New York City Council.
Individual artists are eligible to apply for SU-CASA and will be selected through a competitive application process. Individual artists ONLY may apply through their local arts council; organizations may apply through DCA.
SU Casa Individual Guidelines and Instructions
SU Casa SI Facilities List 2017
Staten Island Arts will accept applications from individual artists seeking residencies at participating senior centers in Staten Island only. Applications for individual artists are available here: SU Casa Application. An application seminar will be held at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge on Sunday November 20 from 1-2 pm; attendance is suggested but not required. The submission deadline for 2017 is FRIDAY DECEMBER 2, 2016 at 5 pm. Residencies will take place between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.
Please email applications to Elizabeth Bennett at email@example.com