Arts Curricular Innovation Grants (ACIG) -- Distinguished Arts Program (DAP)
The purpose of the 2019-20 Arts Curricular Innovation Grants (ACIG) is to assist schools and districts in developing and implementing arts initiatives that support quality arts education programs that significantly improve student achievement in the arts. DAP grants provide funds for one-year projects. Successful DAP applications must indicate in the strategic arts plan that the applicant will include all arts forms—dance, music, theatre, and visual arts—over a three-year period of the strategic arts plan.
The ABC Advancement grant program is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission and supports schools and school districts committed to implementing standards-based arts curricula and to making the arts an integral part of the basic curriculum and daily classroom instruction. ABC Advancement grants are available to sites that have a school board-approved 5-Year Strategic Plan for including all five art forms in their school day curriculum, and may support ongoing comprehensive planning, strategic projects and implementation of standards-based arts education initiatives, including but not limited to artist residencies.
Applicants must be active members of SCAEA for at least one year prior to the year of application: For this application, applicants must be a member of SCAEA/NAEA by December 2017 (must be a member for a full year prior to applying).
Applicants must teach in a K-12 setting.
Grant funds must be used to support instruction during the regular school day. The grant amount awarded may be up to $750.
Applications and letters of support must be submitted by 5 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019.