Artists in the Schools
CALL FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021 AITS GRANTS APPLICATIONS
April 27, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Hawai‘i Standard Time. All applications must be submitted in the GO Smart online application system. Application forms are available for download at the bottom of this page.
The Artists in the Schools (AITS) Program is under the jurisdiction of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA). AITS arts residency grants provide engaging, creative and fun learning experiences based on the Fine Arts standards for all grade levels, through residencies with qualified trained teaching artists from the Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster. Many of these teaching 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 state of Hawai‘i public schools and public charter schools, grades K through 12, are eligible to apply for ONE arts residency grant annually. Schools must work in partnership with a teaching artist from the SFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners Roster to develop the residency. The roster lists qualified trained individual teaching artists and arts organizations. The roster is updated annually before each call for AITS applications. (Download the roster PDF below under “Necessary Materials for Applying”).
AITS ARTS RESIDENCIES
A residency consists of a minimum of 5 secondary or 8 elementary 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. 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.
There are two types of AITS arts residency grants
Schools may apply for either an Artists in the Schools Regular Grant or an Artists in the Schools Art in Public Places Permanent Works of Art Grant.
ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS REGULAR GRANT
All Hawai‘i public and public charter schools are eligible to apply.
ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS – ART IN PUBLIC PLACES (APP) – PERMANENT WORKS OF ART (PWA) GRANT
Schools that have an eligible SFCA Permanent Work of Art (PWA) may apply for an Artists in the Schools Art in Public Places Permanent Works of Art Grant (AITS APP PWA Grant). (Download the PDF below under “Necessary Materials for Applying”). The goal is to increase students’ appreciation of, and engagement with, the permanent works of art at their school. The emphasis for AITS APP PWA arts residencies is on interpreting the PWA by means of the teaching artist’s art form
HOW TO APPLY
The applicant must be a public or public charter school in the State of Hawai‘i. At the time of application, the school must have been in operation, providing services to its students, for a minimum of one semester.
Download the materials and forms below and save them to your computer. Read through the materials and instructions.
The grant application is done in partnership with an Artistic Teaching Partner (ATP). Select a teaching artist from the Artistic Teaching Partners Roster (download the PDF below under “Necessary Materials for Applying”) and contact the teaching artist.
The school must register in the GO Smart online application system. Identify a school AITS Contact person who will work with the teaching artist. The AITS application is completed and submitted in the GO Smart online application system. (https://hawaii.gosmart.org/)
HOW AITS IS FUNDED
AITS is funded with state appropriations from the State of Hawai‘i Legislature, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and private matching funds from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. In the current 2019-2020 school year, 111 schools received AITS grants to conduct their arts residencies.
DOWNLOAD AITS GRANT APPLICATION MATERIALS AND FORMS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021
NECESSARY MATERIALS FOR APPLYING
- AITS SY2021 Grant Application Instructions (PDF)
- AITS SY2021 GO Smart Online Instructions (PDF)
- AITS SY2021 Principal Signature Form (1 page fillable PDF)
- AITS SY2021 Questions Worksheet Template (Microsoft Word document)
- AITS SY2021 Budget Worksheet Template (Microsoft Excel document)
- Schools with Eligible APP PWA SY2021 (PDF). Schools listed alphabetically by island.
- Artistic Teaching Partners Roster SY2021 (PDF)
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR AITS
- Sample AITS Application Answers SY2021 (PDF)
- Teacher Professional Development in AITS (PDF)
- Panel Review_AITS Scoring Sample_SY2021 (PDF)
Learn More About the Program in These Short Videos
Done in partnership with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education’s Video Production Branch, these videos take you into classrooms and have Artistic Teaching Partners, classroom teachers, school Principals, and students explain how the program works and the benefits of the program.
Album of all ten videos: Artists in the Schools Album
- Artists in the Schools Promotional Video 1 (58 seconds). A brief overview of the program.
- Artists in the Schools Promotional Video 2 (1 minute 14 seconds). A brief overview of the program.
- Artists in the Schools Program (6 minutes 24 seconds). A longer overview of the entire program.
- Taiko Drumming (4 minutes 13 seconds). Waiahole Elementary School, with ATP Chizuko Endo.
- Performance Poetry (4 minutes 59 seconds). Puohala Elementary School, with ATP Kealoha.
- Dramatic Role Play (4 minutes 44 seconds). Aliamanu Elementary School, with ATP Lily Brennick (Honolulu Theatre for Youth).
- Playful Percussion (4 minutes 33 seconds). Keoneula Elementary School, with ATP Michael Wall.
- Collaging, A Hero’s Journey (4 minutes 55 seconds). King Kekaulike High School, with ATP Beth Marcil.
- Visual Art, Science & Culture (5 minutes 8 seconds). Kahakai Elementary School with Gerald Lucena (Donkey Mill Art Center).
- Moving into Mo‘olelo (6 minutes 8 seconds). Kawaikini Public Charter School and Kilauea Elementary School with ATP Kumu Mauli Ola Cook.