5×5 and TAG support K-12 teachers and administrators in enhancing classroom instruction throughout the Fund for the Arts service area. The Fund for the Arts service area generally includes Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, and Shelby counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties in Indiana. Both 5×5 and TAG programs are directly connected to core learning outcomes and complement what students are learning in the classroom.
Teachers and school administrators apply through the Fund for the Arts online grant portal. Applications should be submitted by your school’s 5×5/TAG liaison. If you do not know who your school’s liaison is, or a new liaison is needed, please check with your principal or contact email@example.com. 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.
K-12 school teachers and administrators in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, and Shelby counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties in Indiana may apply for 2023-2024 5×5/TAG.
All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST, Monday, September 11, 2023.
Italicized rows are specific to arts program providers. All times listed are EST.
|Tuesday, August 1||Teacher & Administrator Application Opens in the FFTA Online Grant Portal|
|Friday, August 18
|Teacher & Administrator Applicant Virtual Information Session
Recording of information session is below!
|Tuesdays August 22, 29
4:00pm-5:00pm Wednesdays August 23, 30, September 6 11:30am-1:30pm
|Teacher & Administrator Applicant Virtual Office Hours with FFTA Staff
Virtual Office Hours are available for anyone planning to apply for 5×5/TAG, to provide time for questions with FFTA staff. Additional resources include the recorded Information Session. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a 30-minute timeslot. Availability is first-come, first-served.
|Monday, September 11, 11:59pm||Teacher & Administrator Applications Due in the FFTA Online Grant Portal|
|Tuesday, September 12-Friday, September 22||5×5 and TAG Teacher & Administrator Application Review Period|
|By Friday, September 29||Award Announcements emailed to school liaisons and principals + Arts Program Providers|
|October 2-May 31||Programs may begin after scheduling with arts program providers; All Teaching Artists must have required background checks complete prior to starting their program(s).|
|Friday, November 17||Program Schedules Due in the Fund for the Arts online grant portal|
|Fridays in November and December||Arts Program Provider Listening Sessions|
|January 2024||Arts Program Provider Group Feedback Session for FY25|
|By Friday, May 31||Final Impact Surveys due in the FFTA Online Grant Portal*
*Pending School District Approvals
|By Friday, June 15, 2024||5×5 and TAG Invoices must be submitted via email to FFTA|
Contact the Fund for the Arts Community Investment & Support team at email@example.com.