A generous increase in its mini-grant educational program for schools

The Ventura County Arts Council is pleased to announce a generous increase in its mini-grant educational program for schools in the upcoming year 2019. Grants of $500 to

$1000 will be available to bring standards-based arts programs into k-6 classrooms in

Ventura County. New this year, applications are online at www.vcarts.org and are due by

October 25. Applicants will be notified by Nov. 15 and projects must be completed by

June 1, 2019.

Local non-profit organizations, artists and schools are encouraged to apply. Please note:

25% of the amount requested from the Ventura County Arts Council must be matched by

the school. All funded programs must take place during schools day. Only one application per school, arts organization, or artist will be funded.

The mini-grant can be used to pay for artist services, tickets to an arts-based performance or transportation to an arts event. Projects will be selected on the criteria of

1. Learning experiences structured by the California Arts Content Standards

2. Utilization of local artist resources

3. On-going learning that uses this project as a springboard for continuing arts education and/or integration with other content areas.

The Artist-In-The-Classroom Project from the Ventura County Arts Council is not eligible for this grant. Upon notification of acceptance the applicant will receive 75% of the funds with the remainder paid out after the project is completed and an evaluation is turned in. Questions should be directed to the Ventura County Arts Council at vcarts@pacbell.net or 805-658-2213. The Mini-Grant Educational Program is funded by the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation.

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