The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Call to Artists
Requests for Grant Proposals, Deadline June 30, 5pm

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is seeking Monroe County artists of all genres (visual, music, dance, literary, etc.) to apply for two grant opportunities. The deadline for Artists in Schools and Special Projects grants is June 30 at 5 pm. Online applications can be found at www.keysarts.com or click application links below.

Artists in Schools
The Artists in Schools Grant program invites teaching artists in the performing, visual, literary or historical arts into the classroom. Teachers and teaching artists are encouraged to collaborate on creative projects together to enhance the existing curriculum (math, science, reading, writing, history), or to teach a new topic using the ARTS. All Monroe County public and private schools, as well as other organizations that serve children ages 5-18, are eligible to be partners for the teaching artist. This application is for the Fall 2017 semester. Click here for the Artists in Schools application.

Project and student goals:

  • To use art of any genre to expand the students’ understanding of concepts
    within a selected curriculum
  • To bring something new to the student’s experience
  • To work with an artist, and to have him/her as a professional role model.
  • To increase knowledge of an art form
  • To be share new skills or techniques with students
  • To increase the student’s sense of accomplishment and self-confidence
  • To enhance student’s powers of perception and creative communication

Artist in Schools grants are up to $2,000 each for artist’s time and materials on a reimbursement basis upon completion of an approved final report. An Arts Council board or staff member may visit any funded project. A statement regarding the application review process is available upon request.

Special Projects Grant
INNOVATION and COLLABORATION equals EDUCATION

The Special Projects Grant is a grant program of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts for Florida Keys arts organizations and individual artists in Monroe County. Sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donations.

The purpose of a Special Projects Grant is to provide short-term support to vital, creative projects that do not fit into the other grant categories.

Special Projects grants are up to 3,000 each for artist’s time and materials on a reimbursement basis upon completion of an approved final report. An Arts Council board or staff member may visit any funded project. A statement regarding the application review process is available upon request. Special project funding is limited to once in three years.

Application Procedures:

The project must be completed within a year. The grantee will receive funds on a reimbursement basis, upon completion of a program report. The grantee’s final report will include photographs and written material documenting the project.

All publicity about the project must include the Arts Council logo and the following credit line: This project is sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donations.

An Arts Council board or staff member may visit any funded project. A statement regarding the application review process is available upon request. Click here for the Special Projects application.

Contact information:

Please call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts for suggestions and assistance at 305-295-4369 or by email to info@keysarts.com.

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is the leading arts and cultural organization in the Florida Keys.

As the non-profit local arts agency in Monroe County it connects audiences from around the world to galleries, theaters, museums, festivals, dance, music and more from Key Largo to Key West.

FKCA makes grants, supports Art in Public Places, and promotes the destination for its rich and diverse history in art and culture. The Arts Council provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public, striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

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