These grant application materials are outdated and are posted for information purposes only. New grant application materials will be available in July 2013.
The purpose of this ECRAC grant is to enhance the existing arts curriculum in educational facilities throughout Region 7E (Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties in Minnesota.) The standard for the program is artistic excellence. This program will supplement the existing school arts curriculum with such programs as artistic residencies, arts related field trips, and special arts events or projects. Grants of up to $1,000 are available. No match is required. Grants could be used to support all K- 12 students and/or student groups such as drama club, art classes, entire grades, or gifted and talented students.
There are four application deadlines per year for this program, August 1, October 1, February 1, and April 1, for projects starting 45, or more, days later. An open to the public, community component, is required.
To apply you will need the following:
- FY 2012-2013 ECRAC Art In Our Schools Guidelines (pdf) - read this before applying to understand the grant funding guidelines and to find the application instructions.
- ECRAC Art In Our Schools Application FY 2012-2013. This is available as an rtf which you can open on your computer and use "save as" to make it your own file. It's also a pdf so that you can see what the hard copy of the application looks like.
- Additional materials as explained in both the instructions and the checklist of the application. These items ensure the eligibility of your project and help to establish that the project fits the grant review criteria.
- RAC Data Collection Form - this is required with all ECRAC grant applications.