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[teacherartexchange] NAEA GRANT AND FUNDING ALERT


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 08 2006 - 11:57:54 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

Deadlines are approaching for many of these grants.....

Circulated as a public service by the

"Presidential Freedom Scholarships"
The Presidential Freedom Scholarships promote student service and
civic engagement and honor outstanding service to the community.
Maximum Award: $1000. Eligibility: High School Juniors and Seniors
with 100 hours of public service. Deadline: May 12, 2006.

"College Prep Program for High School Juniors"
Questbridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving
high-achieving low-income students resources during the college
application process, is accepting applications for its College Prep
Program for High School Juniors. Maximum Award: full scholarship to
summer program, coverage of expenses for college travel visits, SAT
prep course and material, and a new laptop computer. Eligibility:
Qualified low-income High School Juniors. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"Grants to Help Ease the Transition of Students Switching Schools & Relocating"
The Parent Relocation Council is granting scholarship awards for high
school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to overcome
difficulties during their family's relocation. Awards are based on an
essay of up to 500 words and may be used to fund tuition, books,
school fees, and room and board. Maximum Award: $2000. Eligibility:
High school seniors graduating from school this academic year,
proceeding to a two- or four-year college, and who have relocated in
the past five years. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"Grants for Early Childhood Education"
The A.L. Mailman Foundation Grants funds projects of national or
regional import in the early childhood field. Maximum Award: $25,000.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations. The Foundation does not consider
proposals to support locally focused, direct service projects of
organizations such as child care centers, schools, and professional
education programs. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"The Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators"
The Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators is offering
scholarships for public and private school educators to take college
courses. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Educators must be
employed by a U.S. public or private school district or U.S. public or
private college or university at the time of application and at the
time the scholarship is awarded, and must have at least two years
teaching experience. Program is not open to residents of Hawaii, New
Jersey and New York. Deadline: May 16, 2006.

"NEA Summer Arts Program"
The NEA Summer Arts Program supports rigorous, challenging summer arts
education programs that enable children and youth to acquire knowledge
and skills in the arts as well as gain lifelong interests in the arts
and culture. Maximum Award: $35,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3), U.S.
organizations; units of state or local government; or
federally-recognized tribal communities or tribes. Must have a
three-year history of providing arts education instruction prior to
the application deadline. Deadline: May 22, 2006.

"Grants for School Website Development"
SchoolSpan "Set-You-Free" Grants are for school districts nationwide
that feel they are financially unable to escape from their current
content management software vendors. The grant offers complete setup
of a new web site; added functionality such as alumni portals, teacher
course sites and newsletters; and one year of free web site service.
Maximum Award: Varies. Eligibility: all public and private school
systems currently using a third party company to manage its web site;
school districts using independent consultants or local firms to
update and manage their site. Deadline: May 30, 2006.

"Target Store Grants for Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention"
Target Store Grants support local giving in the categories of Arts,
Reading, and Family Violence Prevention. The program awards Reading
grants to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations, supporting
programs such as weekend book clubs, after-school reading programs,
and events encouraging family reading time. Arts grants are given to
programs that bring the arts to schools or make it affordable for
families to participate in cultural experiences, such as school
touring programs, field trips to the theater or symphony, or artist
residencies and workshops in schools. Family Violence Prevention
grants support groups working to make individual homes and entire
communities safer, such as child abuse counseling programs and
shelters. Maximum Award: $3000. Eligibility: nonprofit organizations
with 501(c)(3) status, schools, or units of government. Deadline: May
31, 2006.

"Grants for Youth with Disabilities"
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation awards Grants for Youth
with Disabilities. The Foundation is dedicated to helping young
Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and full
participation in society. The Foundation supports organizations and
projects within its mission that address important needs, have broad
scope and impact, and demonstrate potential for replication at other
sites. A major program emphasis is inclusion: enabling young people
with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational and
recreational opportunities and to participate alongside their
non-disabled peers. Maximum Award: Varies. Eligibility: U.S.-based
501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline: June 01, 2006.

"Recognizing Extraordinary Good Done for Children"
Each year the World of Children presents awards to ordinary people who
have done extraordinary good on behalf of the health, education, and
well-being of children. Maximum Award: $50,000. Eligibility: person
nominated must have full knowledge that he or she is being nominated
and must be available in November to participate in World of Children
event held in New York City. Deadline: June 9, 2006.

"Learning in the Arts Grants"
National Endowment for the Arts LEARNING IN THE ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND
YOUTH Program offers funding for projects that help children and youth
acquire appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of and skills in
the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engagement
of students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art, and
ensure the application of national, state, or local arts education
standards. Maximum Award: $5,000-$150,000. Eligibility: school-based
or community based projects. Deadline: June 12, 2006.

"Grants for Education, Health & Fitness, and Arts Education"
The Louis R. Cappelli Foundation makes grants in support of
philanthropic activities with a focus on programs addressing the
special needs of youth. Three specific targeted areas where the
Foundation focuses its attention are education, health and fitness,
and arts education. Maximum Award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3)
organizations that serve at-risk youth. Deadline: June 30, 2006.

"Freedom Alliance Scholarships"
Freedom Alliance Scholarships provide financial assistance to sons and
daughters of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Guardsman who have
been killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in the
line of duty, or who are currently classified as a Prisoner of War
(POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). Maximum Award: one year scholarships
to undergraduates. Eligibility: high school seniors, high school
graduates or registered undergraduate students at an accredited
college or post high school vocational/technical institution who are
dependent sons or daughters of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or
Guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability
rating) in the line of duty or currently classified as a POW or MIA.
Deadline: July 31, 2006.

The Surdna Foundation Fellowships to High School Arts Teachers
The Surdna Foundation is pleased to announce the seventh round of the
Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, a national initiative to
support the artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in
specialized, public arts high schools. The Surdna Arts Teachers
Fellowship Program will enable selected teachers to create art with
professionals in their fields, stay current with new practices and
resources, and create new bodies of work. Twenty awards of up to
$5,000 each will be made. A complementary grant of $1,500 will be
awarded to the Fellow's school to support post-fellowship activities.
Letters of Intent to apply are due by November 17, 2006. For more
information and application materials, please go to:


"Grants for Arts, Education, and Health Projects"
The Milagro Foundation seeks grants applications from community-based,
grass-roots organizations that work with underprivileged children and
youth in the areas of arts, education, and health. Maximum Award:
$5000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations in the United States.
Deadline: N/A.

"Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions"
Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Program is committed to
literary-based sponsorships and partners with organizations that focus
their core businesses on higher learning, literacy and the arts.
Maximum Award: varies. Eligibility: non-profit organizations that
focus on literacy, the ARTS OR EDUCATION (K - 12). Deadline: N/A.

"Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program"
Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program for education reform
efforts that strengthen public education at the elementary school
level: systemic school reform; improving the quality of teachers,
principals and other school leaders, and ARTS EDUCATION; early
childhood care and education initiatives, and strategies to improve
literacy that address professional development for teachers, family
literacy programs or literacy in the early years. Maximum Award:
$25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
school level. Deadline: N/A.,1474,intPageID%253D1444%2526blnPrinterFriendly%253D0,00.html

"Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program"
Dollar General has created a grant program to benefit public school
libraries in communities affected by disasters. The fund will provide
grants for books, media, and/or equipment that support learning in a
school library environment. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility:
Public school libraries that have incurred substantial damage or
hardship due to a natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, hurricane,
flood, avalanche, mudslide), fire or an act recognized by the federal
government as terrorism. First priority for the initial grants will be
given to school libraries impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and
Wilma either through direct loss or through an increase in
enrollment due to displaced students. Deadline: open.



NO. 291



By Al Hurwitz and Stanley S. Madeja with Eldon Katter. Pathways is a
source book for art teachers for the teaching of art appreciation at
all levels. Content strands are carried throughout the book. Each
chapter opens with a general discussion about various approaches to
the study of art related to the "teaching of art appreciation."
Instructional strategies and art activities are presented in a
separate "Things to Do" section. At the close of each chapter,
"Assessment Strategies" that contribute to the teaching of art
appreciation are addressed. Formative and summative assessment
activities can be found throughout the book. Many instructional
approaches in the "Things to Do" strand are dual purpose, being
applicable to assessment and to instruction. This book accomplishes
two goals: to help dispel the unnecessary mystique surrounding art
appreciation, and to clarify the significant ways in which this
far-reaching subject can excite, motivate, and enhance the lives of
students. It serves as a resource for the teacher who desires to
enhance and expand the teaching of art appreciation in the classroom.

125 pgs. {2003} ISBN 1-890160-24-5
PRICE: $25.00; Members $20.00

Ordering information can be found on NAEA web site.

Best wishes on obtaining one of these grants... doesn't hurt to try.
Money is out there.

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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