VSA Playwright Discovery Program
Apply by January 23, 2019
The Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is accepting scripts exploring the disability experience from young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities. Students can submit script submissions in the form of music theatre, plays or screenplays.
2019 Best Communities for Music Education
Apply by January 31. 2019
The NAMM Foundation’s BCME award nationally recognizes and honors school districts for their commitment to and support of access to music education for students across grade levels and schools. The program celebrates not only awarded districts for their innovative programming, but also recognizes the communities and schools supporting them. Districts selected for this award receive an auditing tool to evaluate their music education programs, among other benefits.
CFSA Endowment for the Arts Grant 2018-2019
Rural Arts Organizations Guidelines
Apply by January 16, 2019
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) has supported the arts since its founding in 1980. As one of only 7 community foundations to receive a 2:1 challenge grant in 1986 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), CFSA established a fund to support the work of small- and medium- sized arts organizations based in rural communities. Since 1987, 354 unrestricted operating grants have been distributed totaling $536,390. This year, the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona will help facilitate the award of these funds.
The goal of the Endowment for the Arts Fund is to assist arts groups develop into organizations that:
- possess a mission/vision that promotes high quality artistic expression;
- have an active and engaged Board of Directors; and
- recruit volunteers and staff members that have a strong relationship with the community.
Aim High Grants
New York Life Foundation
Apply by January 25, 2019
The New York Life Foundation is accepting applications for this program, which awards grants to out-of-school programs across the country that serve disadvantaged middle school youths and support students in transitioning to ninth grade. The New York Life Foundation will award 26 grants, totaling $1.35 million in 2019 and the Afterschool Alliance will administer the grant application process.
Pima County Youth Arts Award
Apply by March 1, 2019
The Pima County Youth Arts Award (PCYAA) is an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship toward an Associate Degree at Pima Community College. The Youth Arts Award is designed to identify and reward high school seniors within Pima County who demonstrate excellence in dance, music, theater, visual arts, media arts, or literary arts.
The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Students will be notified of the status of their application by Monday, April 1, 2019. Funds will be made available to Pima Community College for the students’ use at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester.