Target Arts Education Scholarships

For a fourth straight year, Target and Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania are pleased to offer Target Arts Education Scholarships of up to $10,000 for arts education programming in schools in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.



The grants are designed to bring extraordinary and inspiring arts experiences (performances, hands-on workshops and professional development) delivered by YA’s team of professional teaching artists. Designed to foster creativity within your school community. each customized program is developed to maximize students’ experiences with quality arts programs, provide opportunities to understand the cultural importance of the arts and creativity, and conned to classroom curriculum and their lives. Each grant will also provide support for your school to create a community celebration as a culminating event.

Your school will work closely with an expert Young Audiences staff member to plan a school year’s worth of arts programs based on your specific needs.

Questions about Target Arts Education Scholarships?  Call Liz Winter-Kuwornu at 866-500-9265.

*up to $10,000

Eligibility and Criteria:

To be eligible a school must be:

  1. a private, public, or charter school.
  2. a preschool, elementary, middle school or high school.
  3. located in New Jersey or the following Eastern Pennsylvania counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

NOTE:  Schools that have received a Target Arts Education Scholarship for the last 2 consecutive school years (2011-2012 and 2012-2013) are not eligible for this year’s grant.  You may reapply again in the 2014-2015 school year (pending funding).

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and evaluated on:

  1. meeting the eligibility requirements as listed above,
  2. the school’s commitment to bringing quality arts programs to its students, teachers and community,
  3. demonstrated financial need, including but not limited to recent budget cuts, a history of insufficient school funding or a fiscal crisis related to the current economic downturn, natural disasters, etc.,
  4. the ability to schedule programs within the 2013-2014 school year.

More details can be found in the applications (PDF and Word versions) located on the right sidebar.