Arts Commission awards $92,746 in Teacher Incentive Grants
January 07, 2008RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Commission for the Arts awarded $92,746 in Teacher
Incentive Grants <www.arts.virginia.gov/grants/strengthening/teacher_incentive.html >
to 322 teachers throughout Virginia. These grants help teachers develop creative projects
which link the arts with non-arts learning objectives.
To view a list of recipients, visit www.arts.virginia.gov/news/grant_announcements.html.
The projects will take place between Jan. 1, 2008, and June 30, 2008.
Elementary or secondary classroom teachers currently employed by a
Virginia educational institution (PK-12) were eligible to apply. A
statewide panel selected the funded applications on the basis of their
creativity, innovation, and how the arts activity or art form would
support Virginia's non-arts Standards of Learning objectives.
Each year the Teacher Incentive Grant Program provides limited financial
assistance of up to $300 to individual elementary or secondary teachers
to underwrite arts resources or programming for the classroom, to hire
arts consultants or professional artists for creative short-term
classroom arts activities, or to purchase materials for an innovative
classroom arts project. Projects link architecture, creative writing
(fiction/poetry), dance, folk arts, music, theatre, visual art,
film/video, or a combination of arts disciplines with learning
objectives in mathematics, science, social studies, and English/language
The next deadline is Oct. 15, 2008.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports
the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the
National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grants to
artists, arts and other not-for-profit organizations, educational
institutions, arts educators, and local governments and provides
technical assistance in arts management.
For further information about the Arts Education Programs of the
Commission, visit www.arts.virginia.gov or contact Tatjana Franke Beylotte,
Arts in Education Coordinator at (804) 225-3132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.