What is 5×5?
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.
How does 5×5 work?
Teachers and school administrators apply through the Fund for the Arts online grant portal. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must have principal approval before they are submitted. While a school is awarded the program grant, Fund for the Arts pays arts program providers directly for awarded programs and pays schools directly for awarded field trip bus funds.
Who is eligible to apply for 5×5?
Elementary school teachers and administrators in Jefferson County Public Schools and New Albany Floyd County Schools may apply for 2022-2023 5×5 grants. If your school is not eligible for 5×5, check out Teacher Arts Grants.
How do I/we apply?
Things to Note:
What is the deadline to apply?
All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST, Monday, September 12, 2022.
|Monday, August 1||Applications Open|
|Friday, August 5
|Applicant Information Session
This session is for anyone planning to apply for 5×5 or TAG. If you’re not able to attend the session, it will be recorded and posted on the 5×5 and TAG pages of the Fund for the Arts website.
Please RSVP at email@example.com to receive the Information Session Zoom link.
|Thursdays, August 18, 25, and September 1
Virtual Office Hours are available for anyone planning to apply for 5×5 or TAG, to provide time for questions with FFTA staff. Additional resources include the recorded Information Session.
RSVP is not required.
|Monday, September 12, 11:59pm EST||Applications Due in the Fund for the Arts Online Grant Portal|
|September 13-23||5×5 Application Review Period|
|Week of September 26||Award Announcements emailed to school liaisons and principals|
|September 30, 2022 – May 31, 2023||Programs may begin after scheduling with the arts provider(s).
All programs must be complete prior to the May 31 Impact Survey deadline.
|Monday, October 31||Program Schedules Due in the Fund for the Arts Online Grant Portal|
|Wednesday, May 31, 2023||Final Impact Surveys due in the Fund for the Arts Online Grant Portal|
Contact the Fund for the Arts Community Investment team at firstname.lastname@example.org.