Artist Grant (PTA)
Target Field Trip Grant
The Parent Teacher Artist Grant (PTA) allows for the funding of
projects in schools that (a) arts organizations and arts education specialists
to provide hands-on arts activities to students and that (b) contract
with arts organizations that serve as field-trip destinations.
This grant was developed in concert with the Georgia PTA, which is also
marketing the new grant and which has committed to the assisting in the
raising the funds for the required one-third match for this $3,000 maximum
grant in this pilot year. Schools are the applicants, but arts organizations
and arts education specialists will be the ultimate recipients of the
project's funds. The PTA Grant seeks to provide funding to engage students
more successfully in learning, while also engaging their families in hands-on
activities that will connect them to their community's cultural amenities
thereby increasing the potential and capacity for learning and growing
the audience for our arts organizations.
How can GCA assist the arts integration training for teachers provided
by the state's single-discipline arts organizations? The Teacher
Professional Learning Grant (TPL) provides for up to $200 per
person in this pilot year for teachers participating in arts-in-education
training that has been GCA-certified. The training can be Teacher-to-Provider,
where the teacher travels to the arts organization, or it can be Provider-to-Trainer,
where the arts organization contracts and provides for training for a
full school at the school's facility.
For both grants, the school or teacher is the applicant. Please check
the Georgia Council for the Arts Website: www.gaarts.org
for information on the next round of funding.
As part of the Target
commitment to supporting education, the Target Field Trip Grants
program awards U.S. educators grants of $1,000 each to fund a field trip
for their students.
Target Field Trip Grants may be used to fund trips ranging from visits
to art museums and environmental projects to cultural events and civic
Up to 1,600 grants are awarded annually. Grants are awarded to educators,
teachers, principals, para-professionals, and/or classified staff.
Applications must be submitted electronically; the deadline is typically
November 1. Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.
for complete program information and the online application form.