ASC School Funding Opportunities

ASC School Funding Opportunities ensure that Culture For All reaches PreK-12 students across the region. Through these opportunities, public and independent schools can access professional artists, scientists, historians and other cultural providers for education specific programming. This programming may involve on-site cultural experiences or visits to local cultural organizations. It could even include professional development for teaching staff.

Overview

ASC School Funding Opportunities are meant to support the placement of professional artists, scientists, historians, and other cultural providers in Grades PreK-12 (public and independent schools) for curriculum-based residencies, workshops, day trips, assemblies/performances, out of school experiences and/or professional development for teachers. Programs may either use Cultural Educators working on-site in the school setting and/or day trips to cultural institutions for performances or exhibitions. Programs may occur during the regular school day or after school.

Eligibility

Money has been set aside for public, charter, private, parochial, and independent schools in Mecklenburg County.

  • All accredited schools in Mecklenburg County are eligible to request a set amount of funding, on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding will be awarded to schools who meet the requirements and submit paperwork by the deadlines. In the event that additional funding becomes available, additional support will be offered to schools in need on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Participate

This is the sixth year the ASC School Funding Opportunities have been available. Each school must designate one “Arts & Science Cultural Arts Representative” (ASCAR) to be the liaison between ASC and the Providers your school hires. The ASCAR or another representative from your school must attend a Grants training session AND the Expo in order utilize the ASC School Grant funds.

ASC Cultural Education Expo

The ASC Cultural Education Expo will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Harris Conference Center (3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208).

Come meet 60+ Providers from the Education Provider Directory, see snippets of performances, participate in mini-workshops and win door prizes for yourself and your school. There will be a Kids Zone for kids of all ages!

There have been some changes to the process for the 2017-2018 school year so ALL reps will be required to attend training.

Important 2017-2018 Documents

ASC School Funding Opportunities Manual (for ASCARs) 

School Funding Opportunities Sample Documents

School Funding Opportunities Spending Plan: High Schools

School Funding Opportunities Spending Plan: Elementary/Middle Schools

2017-2018 Provider Contract

Provider Welcome Letter

2017-2018 School Experience Information Form

2017-2018 Program Evaluation Form – Exposure Experiences

2017-2018 Program Evaluation Form – Immersion Experiences (Residencies)

Access the guidelines and logos to acknowledge ASC support

For more information about grants for schools, contact Erin Elliott at erin.elliott@artsandscience.org or call 704-335-3058.

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