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[teacherartexchange] NAEA Grant and Funding Alert - deadlines are approaching


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri May 26 2006 - 07:51:15 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

I just received this from NAEA (you can receive it first hand by
signing up for the e-News)

Office of the Executive Director
Phone 703-860-8000 Fax 703-860-2960

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"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.

"Seeking Applications for Youth Partnership Team"
The America's Promise Alliance's Youth Partnership Team is currently
accepting applications for new members. The Youth Partnership Team is
a select group of young leaders chosen to help support and lead the
America's Promise
Alliance's campaign for children and youth. Members of the YPT are
often called upon to speak on behalf of the America's Promise
Alliance, give presentations and
workshops at conferences, and help manage and facilitate a national, web-based
youth leadership program for other young people. Maximum Award: n/a.
Eligibility: youth ages 14-22. Deadline: June 2, 2006.

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"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"
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.

"National Neighborhood Day Short Film Contest"
National Neighborhood Day is hosting its second SHORT FILM Contest, an
opportunity for filmmakers to use technology and creativity to tell
the nation "What
Neighborhood Means to Me". Maximum Award: $2,000. Eligibility: Adults and
youth K-12. Deadline: June 15, 2006.

"U.S. Dana Foundation Rural Arts Initiatives"
Beginning in 2007, The Dana Foundation will grant professional development
programs in rural communities in the U.S. Dana Foundation RURAL ARTS
INITIATIVES are interested in professional artists teaching performing
arts in public
schools and in-school arts specialists who teach performing arts in the public
schools. Maximum Award: varies up to $50,000. Eligibility: Rural organizations
with professional artists serving the K-12 education community. Deadline: June
15, 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.

"Red, White, and Green Climate Change Grants"
Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute are awarding Red,
White, and Green Climate Change Grants to design a service-learning project that
promotes awareness about climate change and possible solutions. Projects should
be youth-led, and the service must take place between October 1 and November
30, 2006. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: youth between the ages of 15-25 or
to organizations serving or engaging youth ages 15-25. Deadline: September 1,

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"Student Peace Prize"
The Student Peace Prize is to be awarded during the International Student
Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) 2007. The prize is awarded every second year on
behalf of all Norwegian students, and is the only peace prize in the
world to and
from students. This prize highlights the important role of students in the
struggle for peace, democracy and human rights. Eligibility: nominee must be a
student or a student organization who or which has made an outstanding
contribution to peace, democracy or human rights. Maximum Award: an
invitation to
come to Norway to accept the prize at the Peace Prize Ceremony during
ISFiT 2007, and travel throughout Norway to meet with important
organizations and
decision makers. Deadline: September 20, 2006.

"Grants for Music Education and Talent Development Programs"
The ASCAP Foundation is now considering proposals from organizations engaging
in music education and talent development programs that support music
education programs for aspiring songwriters and composers. Maximum
Award: $5,000.
Eligibility: Organization must be 501(c)(3). Deadline: October 1, 2006.

"Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education"
The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge conducts the Leavey Awards for
Excellence in Private Enterprise Education to honor outstanding
educators who excite a commitment in their students to the free
enterprise system and unleash the entrepreneurial skills of their
students at the elementary, junior high
school, high school and college level. Maximum Award: $7,500.
Eligibility: teachers
at schools (K-12), colleges, and universities. Deadline: November 1, 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:

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National Art Education Association

"Grants for Formal K-12 Education"
RGK Foundation awards grants within education to programs that focus on
formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher
development, literacy, and higher education. Maximum Award: $25,000.
501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: N/ A.

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"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 info can be found on NAEA web site:

I will be listing these on IAD soon.... but won't list all of them
since deadlines are just around the corner.

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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