Foundation Opens Competition for Teachers

The Nat’l Art Education Assn (NAEA) opens the 2015 Nat’l Art Education Foundation (NAEF) 2015 arts education grants. Funding focuses on the arts, youth, education.

Deadline: Oct. 1.

Eligibility: K-12schools, teachers (NAEA members); Funding: Multiple awards, up to $10,000 each.

Projects should promote the arts as an educational tool. Funding helps programs that support classroom-based arts education. NAEF is offering the following funding opportunities:

  • NAEF Research Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research in arts education that advances knowledge in the field as well as the goals outlined in a recent NAEA report: “Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century.”
  • Teacher Incentive Grants: Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to individual art educators to attend training and education programs that promote the improvement of the teaching of art, including instructional process, curriculum, student learning & student assessment.
  • Mary McMullan Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that promote arts education as an integral part of the curriculum in public and private elementary and secondary schools as well as institutions of higher education.
  • Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants: Annual scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to qualified art educators whose proposals support the improvement of the teaching of art.
  • SHIP Grants: Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to arts educators seeking equipment and/or instructional resources needed to advance student learning related to the Nat’l Visual Arts Standards.

Contact: Kathi Levin, program/development officer, 703/860-8000,

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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