K-12 schools eligible for two grants from Michigan Youth Arts
With assistance from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), Michigan Youth Arts is offering two grants for K-12 schools. The first grant of up to $2,500 will pay for arts-related equipment or supplies for classrooms. The second grant of up to $500 will pay the costs of transporting students on an arts or culture-related field trip.

The MCACA supplies grants can be applied to fine or performing arts subjects-visual art, instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, dance, creative writing, media arts and more. The grant can also be used to repair existing equipment and supplies. Grant applications are due by November 1.

The second grant for transportation is made possible by $60,000 in funding from MCACA. To apply for the grant, teachers have to choose from a list of more than 200 pre-approved arts and cultural institutions that offer educational programming, exhibits or performances that enhance arts and humanities curriculum outside the classroom. The deadline for applying is October 19.

For more information or to apply for either grant, go to

The NEA Foundation Innovation Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants

All members who are practicing K-12 public school teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff at public colleges and universities are encouraged to apply. Grant amounts are either $2,000 or $5,000.