Artists in the Schools
Artists in the Schools Program
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 (a PDF of eligible schools is available below). The emphasis for AITS APP PWA arts residencies is on interpreting the PWA by means of the art forms.
April 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time, online submissions.
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
- AITS SY2020 Grant Application Instructions (pdf)
- AITS SY2020 Signature form ATP (1 pg Word doc)
- AITS SY2020 Signature form AITS Contact (1 pg Word doc)
- AITS SY2020 Signature form Principal (1 pg Word doc)
Necessary Materials for Applying
- AITS SY2020 Application Questions Worksheet (Word.doc)
- AITS SY2020 Budget Worksheet Template (1 pg Excel)
- Eligible Schools for AITS APP PWA (pdf) – in school alpha order and by island
- Artistic Teaching Partners Roster 2019 (pdf)
- AITS SY2020 GO Smart Online Instructions (pdf)
Helpful Information for AITS
- FAQs_Artists in the Schools_SY2020 (pdf)
- Sample AITS Application Answers (pdf)
- Teacher Professional Development in AITS (pdf)
- Panel Review_AITS Scoring Sample_SY2020 (pdf)