Target Arts Education Scholarships

For a fifth 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014 – 3PM

Target Arts Education Scholarships

Target and Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) are pleased to offer Target Arts Education Scholarships of up to $10,000 to fund 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. 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 connect to classroom curriculum and their lives. Winning schools will also create a community celebration as a culminating event with support from YA.

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

Questions about Target Arts Education Scholarships? Call Liz Winter-Kuwornu at 866-500-9265 or email her at lwinter@yanj.org.

Eligibility and Criteria:

Eligible schools must be:

  1. a private, public or charter school.
  2. a preschool, elementary, middle 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 (2012-2013 and 2013-2014) are not eligible for this year’s grant. You may reapply again in the 2015-2016 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 , a fiscal crisis within your district or school community, natural disasters, etc.,
  4. the ability to schedule programs within the 2014-2015 school year.

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