New Hampshire State Council on the Arts - Youth Arts*
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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is accepting applications to the Youth Arts Project Grants: For Creative Youth Development program.
Youth Arts Project (YAP) Grants fund high-quality educational opportunities in the arts. Arts learning fosters positive social and emotional skills and bolsters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. YAP grants broaden access to diverse forms of artistic and cultural practices and can engage youth in contributing to community goals. Grants fund programs in all arts disciplines including dance, theater, media, music, visual arts, craft, and creative writing.
Applicants are required to:
- Clearly articulate your plan for making the program accessible for youth of all abilities and underserved populations. Identify core participants, consult with special education professionals if applicable, and develop accommodations as needed.
- Describe how the program is responsive to the academic and cultural needs of the youth being served. For example, the program may:
o Provide experiences in diverse artistic disciplines
o Reflect the racial, cultural, and aesthetic background of the youth population
o Broaden access to artistic disciplines from diverse cultural traditions
o Be designed with input from the youth being served
Applicants are encouraged to:
- Foster deep connections within the community by establishing partnerships and collaborations between organizations, artists, youth, and schools.
- Work with New Hampshire artists as teachers and mentors. The NH Arts Education Roster is a resource for finding juried artists who have worked in education.
- Develop projects with arts integrated approaches to interdisciplinary studies that include other subjects, such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), history and social studies.
Grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis with a minimum of 50% cash match and up to 50% in-kind. Applicants who serve a student body at or above 40% free and reduced lunch are not required to provide financial match.
Nonprofit organizations with incorporation in New Hampshire and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, schools, school districts or SAUs, who also meet the following conditions:
- Make all their programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities
- Have submitted all required reports on past NH State Council on the Arts grants
- In good standing with the NH Secretary of State’s Office and the NH Attorney General’s Office
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 4/10/2020
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