first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Grants Help Teachers And Nonprofits Provide Experiences, Opportunities For StudentsExciting new grants are now available that help teachers and nonprofits provide arts experiences and opportunities for students in Vanderburgh County.The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana announced Monday schools and 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can apply for the grants. Applications are available at are two grant options: The Arts Opportunity Grant and the Sponsorship of the Arts Grant. Both grants can only be awarded to schools or nonprofits and are for programs and experiences that will benefit kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Vanderburgh County.The Sponsorship of the Arts Grants is available up to $5,000 for development or advancement of arts opportunities and experiences for students. New, sustainable programming that impacts underserved populations are preferred, but all are welcome to apply. Applications for the Sponsorship of the Arts Grant are due Nov. 2, with fund disbursement in January 2019.The Arts Opportunity Grants are available up to $500 for arts opportunities and experiences for students that crop up outside the normal budget and curriculum for schools and organizations – arts contests fees, bringing in visiting artists, exposure to traveling exhibits or performances, etc. Applications for the Arts Opportunity Grant are reviewed monthly and awarded based on merit and availability of funds.The Arts Opportunity and Sponsorship of the Arts grants are just part of the many ways the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana helps promote arts and help educators in the community. The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is a 501(c)3 dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and supporting economic development through advocacy and promotion of the arts, arts education, and arts organizations in Southwest Indiana.Grant applications are available at

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