Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories:

  • Planning: Future project planning, curriculum development, evaluation, resource development, etc.
  • Professional Development: Training and learning for certified arts educators, classroom teachers, administration, teacher/artist teams, etc.
  • Student Learning: Sequential, hands-on learning in, though, and/or about the arts.

The application for Fiscal Year 2020 Arts Learning Collaboration Grants is now closed.

Due to uncertainty around the agency’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, the application date(s) for Fiscal Year 2021 Arts Learning Collaboration Grants has yet to be determined.

Arizona PreK-12 schools or school districts. Whether it’s a collaboration between teachers or departments within a school, between multiple schools within a district, or between a school and a community arts resource (teaching artists or arts organizations) the Arts Learning Collaboration Grant is available to help advance arts learning in your school.

Funding Period

Eligible project activities must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Application Cycles

Cycle A

Application Due

May 30, 2019, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Cycle B

Application Due

September 5 , 2019, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

November 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Cycle C

Application Due

January 30 , 2020, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

March 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020.

Award Amount

Schools or districts can request the following flat grant amounts which require a 1:1 match. A combination of cash and in-kind contributions may be used to match the grant. In-kind contributions may comprise no more than 50% of the match.

Grant Request Match Required Minimum Total Project Budget
$1,500 $1,500 (minimum $750 cash match) $3,000
$2,000 $2,000 (minimum $1,000 cash match) $4,000
$2,500 $2,500 (minimum $1,250 cash match) $5,000

Eligible Fees

Grant funds may be used for any of the following (this list is not comprehensive):

  • artist, consultant, and other fees
  • materials or supplies
  • travel costs
  • technology
  • documentation
  • evaluation

Grant funds cannot be used for any projects, or days of a project, that take place before the start date of the cycle in which they are submitted, and/or after the end of the fiscal year.

When you’re ready, click on the “Apply Now” button below. This will take you to a website called Submittable where you’ll submit your application materials. Please note that late or incomplete applications will be ineligible for review or funding.

School Information

School Information collected in this section of the application is used solely for internal and reporting purposes and will not be considered during the application review.

  • School District (if applicable)
  • County
  • Secondary Point of Contact
  • Authorizing Official
  • IRS Letter of Determination (if applicable).
  • Fiscal Sponsor Letter of Agreement (if applicable).
  • Demographic make-up of organization staff and board

Project Overview

  • Project Title (10 word limit)
  • Project Category
  • Proposed Start and End Date of Project
  • Collaborator Names/Titles (70 word limit)
  • Demographic make-up of collaborator’s involved


Narrative responses are limited to a maximum word (not character) count. Composing responses in a separate document allows an applicant to monitor the word counts set for each question.

Project Overview (500 word limit)

Provide a detailed description of your proposed project. What do you hope the project will achieve?

Community of Learners (400 word limit)

What specific population(s) of learners has this project been designed to serve? Describe their assets and what they bring to the project. How will the work you propose reflect or respond to this community of learners?

Collaborators (400 word limit)

Describe the collaborators, their assets and what they bring to the project. Why are they a strong fit for the project?

Baseline Information (if applicable) (200 word limit)

If this is an ongoing project, describe how the project will build on previously-conducted work

Project Timeline

Use the table provided to create a detailed timeline for the activities that will occur within the proposed start and end date of the project. Activities can include: planning the project, proposed project activities, and any evaluation or assessment. Convey a sense of the arc of the project from beginning, through the middle, to the end.

Evaluation (300 word limit)

State three major objectives and outcomes for this project. What method(s) will you use to evaluate how well the project achieved these objectives? If you have completed a similar project in the past, please share the evaluation results.

Project Budget

Project Expenses and Sources List

List all project expenses. Provide a short explanation of the expense and list its funding source (the Arts Commission grant, various cash match sources, and/or in-kind). Estimate a dollar amount for in-kind services. Schools or districts can request the flat grant amounts below which require a 1:1 match. A combination of cash and in-kind contributions may be used to match the grant. In-kind contributions may comprise no more than 50% of the match.

Grant Amount Requested

Enter which of the three flat grant amounts you are requesting for your project: $1500, $2000, or $2500.

Budget Narrative (300 word limit)

Provide a detailed budget narrative. Be as specific as possible about how you will use the grant funds, and the project’s various fees and costs. This is your opportunity to bring your project’s budget to life, as if you were explaining it to the grant review panel.

Primary Staff Contact

Anastasia Freyermuth
Arts Learning and Evaluation Coordinator
Phone: (602) 771-6529
Email: [email protected]

Technical Support

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2

  • Grant Guidelines: Fiscal Year 2020 Arts Learning Collaboration Grant