$10,000* Arts Education Grants
for New Jersey Schools


Application Deadline: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 3pm

Drumming kids Josh 04Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) is pleased to offer Arts Education Scholarships of up to $10,000 to fund arts education programming in schools in New Jersey.

The grants are designed to bring extraordinary and inspiring arts experiences (performances and hands-on workshops) delivered by YA’s team of professional teaching artists. Each customized program is developed to maximize students’ experiences with quality arts programs, provide opportunities to understand the cultural importance of the arts and creativity, and connect to classroom curriculum and their lives.  Winning schools will also create a community celebration as a culminating event with support from YA.

IMG_2622Your school will work closely with a professional from Young Audiences’ staff to plan your school’s arts programs based on your specific needs.

Questions about YA’s Arts Education Scholarships?  Call Liz Winter-Kuwornu at 866-500-9265.

*up to $10,000

Eligibility and Criteria

Eligible schools must be:

  • a private, public or charter school.
  • a preschool, elementary, middle or high school.
  • located in New Jersey.

NOTE:  Schools that have received a YA Arts Education Scholarship for the last 2 consecutive school years are not eligible for this year’s grant.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and evaluated on:

  • meeting the eligibility requirements as listed above,
  • the school’s commitment to bringing quality arts programs to its students, teachers and community,
  • demonstrated financial need including but not limited to: recent budget cuts, a history of insufficient school funding, a fiscal crisis within your district or school community, natural disasters, etc.,
  • the ability to schedule programs within the 2016-2017 school year.

Winning applicants will be posted here on or before October 27th.

More details can be found in the application (Word .docx format) located on the right sidebar.

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