ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-07-032

Date Created : 09/12/2006


Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Arts Specialists
Classroom Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Special Assistant - Dee Cox
Arkansas Art Councilís Arts in Education Mini-Grant Program Announced

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Cynthia Haas

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Arts Council is offering K-12 schools and community organizations an opportunity to participate in the Arts in Education (AIE) Mini-Grant program. The grant program will provide funding to bring artists listed on the Arts in Education Artist Roster into the classroom or into an after-school or summer program to present a one to five-day hands-on, curriculum-based or character-centered artist residency.

The Arts in Education Mini-Grant program will also allow schools and organizations the opportunity to present a teacherís professional development workshop in curriculum-based arts activities either in conjunction with, or instead of, an artist residency. (Note: All professional development must be aligned with the criteria identified in Section 5.0 of the Arkansas Department of Education's Rule Governing Professional Development, July 2005.)

Applicants may receive a maximum of $1,500 using established AIE program rates for artist fees, travel, meals, lodging and supplies. Applicants must show a 1:1 match of cash and/or in-kind contributions.

All Arkansas schools and community organizations will be able to apply. Schools and organizations in rural and underserved communities which have not had access to one of the Art Councilís AIE grant programs are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications will be available in September 2006 for residencies occurring between October 2006 and August 2007. For more information, contact Cynthia Haas, Arts in Education program manager, at 501-324-9769 or, or visit our web site at


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