Saturday, August 5, 2006

Arts Education Grant Available

Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) will be opening a second round of applications for its Parent Teacher Artists Grant in August. This grant has been designed to assist classroom K-5 teachers provide not only arts education programs for their students, but also to fund expensive diesel-fueled buses for field trips.

The PTA Grant enables a classroom teacher to work with local artists and non-profit arts organizations to present arts education programming to students and parents in an after-school or weekend setting. Included in the eligible activities are field trips to see plays, visit arts museums, attend dance performances, as well as participate in hands-on activities.

The PTA Grant offers up to $3,000 with only a one-third match requirement. The matching funds may come from the school's discretionary funds, from contributions, from the school's PTA or PTO or booster club, or even from cash donations made from local businesses.

Awards will be announced in early December, enabling the programming to occur before June 30. The deadline is October 13. Visit the GCA website for detailed information on the PTA Grant, as well as the other arts education grants offered.

Questions should be directed to Debora Ott at 404-685-2795 or