The Arts Council of Mendocino County is excited to invite proposals for this year’s Get Arts in the Schools Program (GASP) arts enrichment grant. GASP grants will provide funding for local artists to infuse their talents into an artistic experience for K-12 classrooms throughout Mendocino County in the 2021-2022 academic year. Our goal is to draw on the local artistry of our county to provide unique, and standards-aligned arts enrichment for students. GASP is a partnership of the Arts Council of Mendocino County and the Mendocino County Office of Education with additional support of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County. The GASP program was established in 2005 and serves over 3000 students throughout the county, introducing classrooms to professional artists and delivering hands-on visual, performing, literary, interdisciplinary and multimedia arts projects to students at all grade levels.
Experienced arts educators and arts organizations of Mendocino County are encouraged to submit project and guest artist proposals to the Arts Council of Mendocino County by the last Friday of each month. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis monthly by the ACMC and MCOE staff.
Project proposals should include the following:
• A detailed description of the activity or offering proposed (no more than two pages)
• A list of 3-5 standards engaged through the proposed project See standards here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/vapacontentstds.asp
• A budget request
• An email from the classroom teacher acknowledging acceptance of the project, identifying the MCOE school that is being served, grade level, and number of students served.
Please submit your proposal by email to: director at artsmendocino dot org with “GASP Proposal” in the subject line.
Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis until funding is depleted.
Artists will be required to submit a W-9 form if their project is funded.
This program is only eligible to artists who reside within Mendocino County and to arts organizations located within the county.
Flexibility, creativity, and projects for underserved regions (Leggett, Laytonville, Covelo) are encouraged!