The Artist in Education grant is open to all Howard County Public School System's 501c3 K-12 schools and independent 501c3 schools where a PTA is not in place.
Eligibility & Applicant Qualification:
- AiE applicant must be a K-12 PTA or school with its own IRS 501c3 designation located in Howard County.
- Applicant school or K-12 educational organization must meet state standards for accreditation as identified by the State of Maryland and the Maryland State Department of Education and may be requested to provide proof thereof.
- Applicant's proposed project must be consistent with the Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Standards.
- HCPSS or applicant employees are not eligible to serve as a visiting AiE artist.
- Applicant may apply for arts project funding only, but only direct artistic costs and materials will be considered for funding.
- Applicant must be soundly managed and financially accountable (must provide a copy of the PTSA’s current budget).
- Applicant must comply with Title VI, Section 601, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that no persons on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination related to the arts.
- Applicant must comply with Title IV, Section 1681, of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 6101, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of age or sex.
- Applicant must comply with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which states that no otherwise qualified person shall, solely by reason of his or her handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination related to the arts.
- Applicant must hold their activities in spaces accessible to those with disabilities. Also, activities must be altered to meet the needs of the visually and hearing impaired upon appropriate notification of need.
AiE applicants that have received a Cycle 1 grant award may apply to support a new AiE project in Cycle 2, if a second cycle is announced, however, priority will be given to those applicants that did not receive a grant in the first cycle.