A limited number of matching grants of up to $1,000 are awarded each year to local PTAs for student-centered programs focused on arts education. Special consideration is given to programs that reach large numbers of students, especially students who are at risk. At risk is the term applied to children whose environmental, familial, and/or socioeconomic situation may aff ect their academic success or ability to learn.
The grant program complements PTA’s long-standing commitment to quality arts education in public s chools by providing funds to local PTAs to establish or enhance school arts programs in one or more arts areas: visual arts, photography, music (including dance), and literature (including theater). Local PTAs must submit complete applications and provide funds that match the amount they are requesting from the national PTA organization.
Mail the completed application form [PDF], selection criteria, and letter of commitment for matching funds to:
PTA National Headquarters
Attn: Arts Enhancement Grants
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60611-3396
Don’t wait! The application must be received in PTA’s Chicago office by Monday, June 1st!