5×5 provides funding to elementary schools to enhance classroom instruction for K–5 students. Programs are directly connected to core learning outcomes and complement what students are learning in the classroom. The goal of 5×5 is that students will participate in 5 arts education experiences by the time they leave 5th grade.

Who is eligible to apply for 5×5?

Elementary schools in Jefferson County Public Schools and New Albany Floyd County Schools may apply for 2020-2021 5×5 grants. If your school is not eligible for 5×5, check out Teacher Arts Grants.

How do I submit an application?

Step 1: Review the 5×5 offerings list by clicking here.

  • All offerings in the Fall 2020 semester will be provided virtually. Should in-person programming not be possible in the Winter/Spring 2021 semester, we will work with you and the arts providers to transition programs to virtual.
  • You may only apply for 5×5 eligible offerings included in the offerings list. You will notice that offerings from members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and the Cultural Consortium are included in the offerings list. These offerings are included to build awareness of the many educational opportunities available to schools.
  • Contact the arts providers directly with any questions you have about 5×5 offerings (i.e., content, logistics, etc.). Arts providers contact information is available here.

Step 2: Submit one application for each offering you are requesting. Your school may request as many offerings as you like.

  • Applications should be submitted by your school’s 5×5 Liaison. If you do not know who your school’s 5×5 Liaison is, please check with your principal or contact the Fund for the Arts Community Impact Team at grants@fundforthearts.org.
  • All applications must have principal approval before they are submitted.

What is the deadline to apply?

All applications must be submitted by 5pm EST, Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Click here to access the 5×5 offerings list

Click here to access the Arts Provider contact list

Click here to start an application Click here to access a saved application



Contact the Fund for the Arts Community Impact team at grants@fundforthearts.org.