The Arts Council of Mendocino County is pleased to announce the Get Arts in the Schools Program (GASP) grant opportunity.
GASP is a public/private arts education partnership that funds professional artist workshops and live performances in Mendocino County schools during the school year. The goal of the program is to infuse the arts in the core curriculum and to deliver quality, educational, curriculum-based artistic enrichment in K-12 classrooms throughout Mendocino County. Core program funding is made possible by the Mendocino County Office of Education.
ARTISTS: To be eligible to receive a GASP grant, an artist must: be a professional in their art field, have prior experience presenting an art program or project in a classroom setting, reside in Mendocino County, and be a current member of Arts Council of Mendocino County. Artists who meet all four of the qualifying criteria should submit an application packet to the Arts Council of Mendocino County by the application deadline of November 1, 2023. Grant guidelines and application materials are available at www.ArtsMendocino.org. New Artists are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed projects with Arts Council staff prior to applying. A limited amount of funding is available to support mentorships for artists who lack experience teaching in the schools and yet meet all other eligibility requirements.
SCHOOLS: In order to be eligible for a GASP grant, a school or after-school program must be serviced by MCOE (private schools are currently ineligible.
Artists and schools will be notified of their awards by late November.