Artists in the schools grant applications available

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts announces the availability of its Artists in the Schools Program Partnership Grant application.

All public schools, including charter schools, are eligible to apply for grants of up to $6,000 per school for artist residencies to be conducted during the 2014-15 school year.

Schools must select a teaching artist from the HSFCA’s Artistic Teaching Partners roster.

A residency consists of five or more sessions by the artist with the same students.

The learning experiences must support fine arts standards from the Department of Education Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III.

Schools must contribute 10 percent of the grant amount received, in cash, toward residency expenses.

Only one application per school may be submitted.

The postmark application deadline is May 1.

In the 2013-14 school year, 68 schools received grants. Grants will be awarded only if the HSFCA receives the necessary funding.

For more information on the 2014-15 HSFCA Artist in the Schools Program, including application forms and the ATP Roster, visit, or contact Vivien Lee at (808) 586-0768 or