Grants for arts-education
Hester Street Collaborative and P.S. 134 Community Garden
Creative Curricula is a local arts-education funding program administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Open to partnerships between cultural organizations and teaching artists working with Manhattan public schools, Creative Curricula supports projects that engage students in rich artistic learning experiences in a classroom setting.
Creative Curricula is part of the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Decentralization program (DEC), which was established in 1977 by the New York State Legislature as a statewide, community arts regrant program. LMCC administers Creative Curricula for the borough of Manhattan.
2013 Creative Curricula deadline has passed
The 2013 Creative Curricula deadline has passed, and the next cycle will be announced in the summer for 2014 projects. To stay-up-to date on all grants, opportunities, and residencies, sign up for This Month
How Creative Curricula Works
Creative Curricula makes grants ranging from $750 to $5,000 to Manhattan-based individual teaching artists or small to mid-sized cultural organizations working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. The program supports projects providing in-depth opportunities for students to create and experience the arts through collaboratively planned and implemented units of study. Funding is provided for semester-long, in-classroom projects for K-12 students that focus on one of the following:
1) Sequential, skills-based arts study that incorporates one or more art forms
2) Integrated study of arts and non-arts subjects, collaboratively taught by teaching artist(s) and the classroom teacher(s) as arts-in-education units
For more information about Creative Curricula application guidelines, deadlines, and info sessions, please visit the Apply Page.
Funding for Creative Curricula is provided by New York State Council on the Arts.