Artists in the Schools

Artists in the Schools Program

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Call for School Year 2020 AITS Applications

The SFCA Art in Public Places Program now funds AITS grants statewide. The goal is to increase students’ appreciation of, and engagement with, the permanent works of art at their school. Schools that have an eligible SFCA Permanent Work of Art (PWA) are eligible to apply. The emphasis for AITS APP PWA arts residencies is on interpreting the PWA by means of the art forms.

Deadline

April 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, online submissions.

Purpose

The Artists in the Schools (AITS) Program is under the jurisdiction of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA). Arts Education is a priority in the SFCA Strategic Plan: “Strengthen arts education for all learners.” The AITS Program provides an engaging, creative and fun learning experience based on the Fine Arts standards, through residencies with qualified teaching artists from the Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster for all grade levels. Many of these artists integrate their art form with other core curriculum areas, such as language arts, math, social studies, and science, meeting both Fine Arts and other core standards.

Who AITS Is For

All public school and public charter schools statewide are eligible to apply for an arts residency grant annually. A residency consists of 5 to 8 or more sessions by the teaching artist with the same core group of students. The learning experiences must support the Fine Arts Standards from the Department of Education Hawai‘i Content and Performance Standards III. Schools must use a teaching artist from the SFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners Roster. The roster is updated annually before each call for AITS applications.

How AITS is funded

AITS is funded with appropriations from the State of Hawaii Legislature, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and private matching funds from the Hawai`i Community Foundation. In the current 2019 school year, 105 schools received AITS grants to conduct their arts residencies.

AITS Arts Residencies

Teaching artists on the Artistic Teaching Partners Roster bring dance, drama/theatre, literary arts, mime, music, puppetry, and visual arts to the classroom in their arts residency.

The SFCA Art in Public Places Program now funds AITS grants statewide. The goal is to increase students’ appreciation of, and engagement with, the permanent works of art at their school. Schools that have an eligible SFCA Permanent Work of Art (PWA) are eligible to apply. The emphasis for AITS APP PWA arts residencies is on interpreting the PWA by means of the art forms.

Download AITS Grant Application Materials and Forms for School Year 2020

Required Application Materials

Necessary Materials for Applying

Helpful Information for AITS

Contact

Email artsedsfca@gmail.com

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