GRANTS PROGRAM -- ARTS COUNCIL OF CALVERT COUNTY
Grants available for schools
2012 Artists in Education Grants (AiE)
Link to Cover Letter Here
Link to Requirements Here
Link to Application Form Here
Link to Voucher Here
Link to Final Report Here
The Arts Council of Calvert County (ACCC) offers Artists-in-Education (AiE) Grant funds to support cultural /artistic presentations that further the cultural arts development of children in state chartered public and private schools located in Calvert County, Maryland and occurring between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
The deadline for FY2012 grant applications to be considered is April 29, 2011
Applications are reviewed by a three-member Grants Review Committee. The Committee's recommendations are presented to the Arts Council of Calvert County's Board of Directors for a final decision. Applicants will be notified of results by mail no later than June 30th.
AiE Grant requests may not exceed $500. Again this year, the applicant is not required to provide a one-to-one (1:1) dollar match.
Funding for the Artists-in-Education program is restricted to programming and presentations with Maryland artists. Presentations and artists must meet high educational goals and professional standards.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact artists. The Maryland State Arts Council maintains a roster of artists approved by an advisory panel. Visit www.msac.org for more information.
Schools are encouraged to invite family members to performances and activities supported by Arts Council of Calvert County funds.
A Final Report must be completed and filed with the Arts Council of Calvert County by the end of the school year. Failure to file a Final Report may jeopardize approval of future requests.
Grantees must give credit to the Arts Council of Calvert County and the Maryland State Arts Council in brochures, programs, news releases, publications, and other publicity materials. When no printed information is used, verbal credit must be given. Failure to acknowledge the above organizations as sources of funding may jeopardize the approval of future requests.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) provides the money used in the Arts Council of Calvert County's grants program. That money is received in two (2) payments. The first installment of 75% is expected in October 2011. The second installment is expected in March 2012. The Arts Council of Calvert County distributes grant money on the same schedule. However, Artists-in-Education Grants are eligible to receive full payment in October 2011. It is important to understand that funding from the State of Maryland is anticipated, but never guaranteed.
GRANT AWARDS for FY11 ANNOUNCED -- 52 APPLICANTS RECEIVE OVER $25,000!
June 2010: The Arts Council of Calvert County President Bill Chambers announced the awarding of over $25,000 in grants to 21 schools in Calvert County for the 2010-2011 school year. These grants will fund 52 different programs including dance, photography, fantasy art, puppet theatre, music, painting, book making and writing, theatre, pottery, ink block printing, mask making, clay artistry and mosaics for Calvert County students. Several programs will combine genres to share with the students the mixing of the arts.
"I am thrilled to announce the awarding of these grants today" said Chambers. "The 35 teachers who are being awarded grants have designed programs which will benefit our students in their many innovative programs. And, I look forward to seeing the results of their planning", Chambers continued. "I have served on the Arts Council for many years" said Chambers. "The record number of applications we received this year and the variety of programs they will fund exceeds any year that I can remember."
Included in the Arts Council grants this year is the College of Southern Maryland and their Fitzmaurice Band "Twilight Performance Series."
The Arts Council presents a Grant check to Beach Elementary Teacher Gretchen Jankovitz. Pictured (L to R): Arts Council Executive Director Pat Carpenter; Arts Council Board Member Peter Hooper; Gretchen Jankovitz; and Arts Council Board Member Linda Woods.
The Arts Council presents Northern High School teacher Laura Rozengota with a Grant check. Photographer Bob Tinari worked with Laura and her students on two separate photography programs. Pictured (L to R): Linda Patton, Calvert County Public Schools Supervisor of Cultural Arts and Arts Council Board Member Linda Patton; Bob Tinari; Laura Rozengota; Arts Council Board Member Judy MacWilliams and Arts Council Executive Director Pat Carpenter.
Arts Council President Bill Chambers (right) presents Calvert High School Teacher Michelle Stover (left) with a Grant check. Pictured in the back (L to R): Arts Council Executive Director Pat Carpenter; Calvert County Public Schools Supervisor of Cultural Arts and Arts Council Board Member Linda Patton; Calvert High School Principal Susan Johnson; and Music Therapist Richard Smucker.
The Arts Council presents a Grant check to Calvert Middle School Music Teacher Ransom Denk (center). Pictured (L to R): Calvert County Public Schools Supervisor of Cultural Arts and Arts Council Board Member Linda Patton; Calvert Middle School Principal Bruce Hutchison; Denk; Arts Council President Bill Chambers; and Arts Council Executive Director Pat Carpenter.
Arts Council President Bill Chambers (Ieft) presents a Grant check to Patuxent High School Teacher Maria Miller (right), as Tile Artist Parran Collery, who will be working with Miller on the grant project, looks on.
Arts Council President Bill Chambers (left) presents Mill Creek Middle School Teacher Lauren Rivers with a Grant check.
Arts Council Executive Director Pat Carpenter (right/center) presents a Grant check to Tidewater School Teacher Laura Amin, pictured here with students from Tidewater School.
Funding for grants made possible by generous support from the Maryland State Arts Council