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 grants@fundforthearts.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 outTeacher Arts Grants.  

How do I/we apply?

  1. Review the 2022-2023 School Year 5×5 and TAG Program Brochure byclicking here. 
  2. Attend the Applicant Information Session and/or Virtual Office Hours (see timeline below for more information). 
  3. Submit one application for each program you are requesting. You may apply for more than one program. If you are applying for more than one program, we recommend no more than six program applications per school.
  4. When your application is complete, make sure you click submit! If you do not receive confirmation from mail@grantapplication.com following submission, check your spam or junk folder before contacting grants@fundforthearts.orgto confirm receipt. 

Things to Note:

  1. Pages two and three of the brochure contains important navigational and other information for using the brochure and completing your application. 
  2. Contact arts program providers directly with any questions you have about 5×5 offerings. Some arts providers require you to contact prior to application for mileage confirmation or other details. Arts program provider contact information is available beginning on page four of the brochure.
  3. Fund for the Arts continues to monitor COVID-19 protocols and work with school districts to provide in-person and/or virtual programs. Most of the programs offered are in-person (brochure pages 13-75). Should classes need to shift online due to COVID, FFTA will work with you to adjust your award. 

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 


12:00pm, EST 

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 grants@fundforthearts.org to receive the Information Session Zoom link. 


Thursdays, August 18, 25, and September 1  


4:00pm-5:00pm, EST 

Office Hours 

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 


Click here to access the 2022-2023 5×5 and TAG Program Brochure

Click here to start a new 5×5 application 

Click here to access a saved 5×5 application 



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

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