Funding and Award Opportunities

  • Call for Visual Art Teachers: Become a Professional Development Trainer for Regional Teacher Trainings

    Call for Visual Art Teachers: Become a Professional Development Trainer for Regional Teacher Trainings  Free Master Training Workshop: August 11-14, 2014 in South Seattle* Deadline to Apply: July 8, 2014 Participants may be selected before July 8 deadline as applications are received and reviewed. ArtsEd Washington is seeking highly qualified visual art teachers and teaching artists for ongoing ...
  • Crayola’s Champion Creatively Alive Children Grants

    Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), seeks to support educators as they nurture creativity in the classroom.  With up to 20 grants available, educators who encourage children’s self expression and imagination are invited to apply.  Must be a member of NAESP.  Find more details and apply. Application deadline:  July 8, ...
  • MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Award

    The MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program provides financial support for arts learning in K-12 public schools that prioritize student achievement while addressing state arts education standards.  Read the details and application guidelines. Application deadline:  May 20, 2011
  • Golden Apple Awards: Recognizing Our Educators

    Know a teacher who is making a difference in education through the arts? Nominations are now being accepted for the Golden Apple Awards.  The recipients are to represent the best in preK-12 education across Washington state.  Previous recipients include art teachers, arts organizations, arts education coordinators, and non-art teachers who utilize arts-teaching methods.  Learn more ...
  • Target’s Art and Culture in Schools Grant

    With the belief that the arts are part of a well-rounded education that every child deserves, Target offers their Art and Culture in Schools Grant, helping keep arts and culture in the classroom year after year.  Find more details including guidelines and the application process. Application deadline:  April 30
  • For Educators

  • It’s a win for every student and every school!

    State Board of Education Approves Increased Arts Requirements for High School Graduation The Board’s decision helped culminate a week-long national celebration of the arts, as schools, students, and communities [...]

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  • Check out Art Lessons in the Classroom

    ArtsEd Washington developed Art Lessons in the Classroom to provide visual art curriculum for elementary schools that is aligned with Washington state standards.This comprehensive and sequential visual arts curriculum provides an excellent foundation in visual arts concepts.

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  • Enroll in ArtsEd Washington’s Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program for Fall 2012!

    We invite you to join with elementary school principals from around the region who are committed to empowering their schools with the creative foundations of learning – pivotal to delivering a complete education to every student.

    With approximately 63 percent of principals noting their dissatisfaction with the quantity of arts education in their schools*, ArtsEd Washington is delivering tools and resources that are enabling elementary school principals to directly lead their schools arts efforts and impact change in arts learning opportunities for their students.

    “As they develop into arts leaders, PAL participants are emerging as stronger, more dedicated, more effective principals. And, because the PAL model emphasizes shared leadership, these principals are building programs of success that can be sustained for years to come.”  -Gary Kipp, Executive Director, Association of Washington School Principals

    ArtsEd Washington’s PAL program is designed to increase schools’ overall capacity to teach arts to all students.  It is an opportunity for elementary school principals to participate in a nationally recognized, three-year arts leadership program and receive hands-on support and coaching from program mentors who have previously completed the program.


    PAL has been carefully designed to guide, support, and provide the foundation for successful integration of school arts programming through the following elements:

    • Establishing a School Arts Team** consisting of teachers, parents, and community members
    • Guiding principals and their teams through a comprehensive visioning process, goal setting, and creation of a school Arts Plan and timeline
    • Supporting implementation of the school Arts Plan
    • Implementing strategies to sustain arts education initiatives and shared dynamic leadership at the building level

    As program slots fill quickly, early registration is strongly encouraged.  Complete the online application to register your interest.

    Please contact Bruce Hall, ArtsEd Washington’s Director of Programs, at programs@artsedwashington.org.

    Read and share our PAL brochure.


    Read principals’ experiences to learn more about the PAL program.

    *K-12 Arts Education: Every Student, Every School, Every Year. Washington State Arts Commission 2009

    **Principals and their school Arts Team receive on-hands support and coaching from program mentors – other principals or district arts coordinators who are alumnus of the  PAL program

    Photo credits:
    Top:  Arts Impact lesson at PAL school, Kimball Elementary.
    Middle:  Seattle Dance Project at PAL Alum, Parkwood Elementary.
    Bottom:  PAL Arts Team training workshop, ArtsEd Washington.


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