From Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education —
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) VANS Custom Culture Grant extended deadline is almost here — applications will close at 5 p.m. ET on December 16, 2016.
These grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality music and/or visual arts instruction for students.
A judging panel will convene in mid-December to select the 10 grant recipients. Americans for the Arts will notify grant recipients in early January and will disperse all grant funds by January 31, 2017. Funds must be used between January and June 2017. A blog reporting on projects and activities funded by the VANS Custom Culture Grants will be due to Americans for the Arts no later than May 15, 2017. Selected grantees will have their grant report posted on ARTSblog.