Applicants are advised to carefully read and follow the requirements for each of the programs as outlined in these guidelines and check to make sure that all required information is included before submitting a proposal. Omission of any required information will automatically disqualify the application.
POSTMARK DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS IS JANUARY 17, 2020.
The AAEPF Grant Program is open to active AAE members who have maintained AAE membership for at least three years prior to the date of application. Applicants must have an Arkansas teaching certificate with a degree in education with an emphasis in art or an art related major/field. Applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience in art or an art related field within the last five (5) years. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Previous funding is not a guarantee of future funding.
(Applicants who are not eligible to apply): Applications from non-members will not be considered, nor will applications from nonprofit organizations or institutions. AAEPF Grant Committee members may not apply for funding during and for one calendar year after the completion of committee service.
Completed Application Form
All applicants must complete and sign the application form (which may be downloaded by clicking the button above).
Applicants are required to provide a title and a one- or two-sentence description of their project. (This description will also be used for promotional purposes should AAEPF funds be awarded.) The letter should also address the duration of the grant project, state the problem or needs to be addressed, the population to be served, and the number of students impacted by the project, as well as a statement of anticipated benefits to the students/school upon completion of the grant.
An itemized budget of one page must meet the following guidelines:
Proposals exceeding grant limit amounts will not be considered.
Applicants must provide a one page breakdown of the major expenses for the project.
Applicants must round off the total amount of the request (i.e. $450 vs. $449.77).
The budget must clearly indicate how AAEPF funds, if awarded, will be spent for specific portions of the budget. AAEPF grants can cover all of the anticipated costs of the project if the budget does not exceed the allowable grant amount.
All equipment purchased with grant funds becomes the property of the grantee for continued use in the classroom.
Funding for basic classroom supplies should be limited to a minor part of the grant and must be directly related to the operation and accomplishment of the project.
Registration and/or travel costs to any conventions, including NAEA and AAE Fall Conference, will not be funded.
Proposals for conducting conferences, indirect costs, or the production of publications will not be funded.
No overhead costs will be covered by AAEPF grants.
Unit Lesson Plan
Applicants are required to submit a completed unit lesson plan which clearly demonstrates the connections of the project funded by the mini-grant to the Arkansas Visual Art Frameworks.
Letter of Endorsement
Applicants must submit a letter of endorsement from their principal on school letterhead.
Every effort is made to ensure the impartiality of the jury relative to the applicants. All mini-grants and scholarships are awarded without regard to age, gender, race, special needs, or national origin.
Announcement of Results
Results will be announced on or before June 17, 2020. Selected projects will be announced on the AAE website. Project year runs July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.