What is TAG?
Teacher Arts Grants (TAG) provides funding to K-12 schools to enhance classroom instruction. Programs are directly connected to core learning outcomes and complement what students are learning in the classroom.
How does TAG work?
Teachers and school administrators apply through the Fund for the Arts online grant portal. Applications should be submitted by your school’s TAG liaison. If you do not know who your school’s TAG liaison is, 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.
Who is eligible to apply for TAG?
K-12 school teachers and administrators in Bullitt and Jefferson County in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana may apply for 2022-2023 Teacher Arts Grants (TAG). Elementary schools in Jefferson County Public Schools and New Albany Floyd County Schools are not eligible for TAG. These schools are eligible for 5×5.
If you are interested in TAG but your school or county is not eligible this year, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore ways that your school or county may become eligible.
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 TAG or 5×5. If you’re not able to attend the session, it will be recorded and posted on the TAG and 5×5 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 TAG or 5×5, 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 grant portal|
|September 13-23||TAG 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.