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For all Public & Private Schools in

Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, DeKalb Counties


The Rockford Area Arts Council offers schools both private and public, mini arts grants to increase the quality and quantity of arts experiences for students. These grants are for artists to enhance curriculum, educational arts field trips and staff development.

These grants are 50/50 Matching Grants on a first come first serve basis. Maximum grant request is $500.

Allowable grant costs include: artist fees, supplies for project, student admission fees for field trips, and bus transportation.

Schools may select any artist living in Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb or Ogle Counties. Field trips must be educational and arts related. If recommendations are needed, please contact the Arts Councils Education Director: Sharon Nesbit-Davis.

How to Apply:


Contact Education/ Community Engagement Director, Sharon Nesbit-Davis to discuss project and determine eligibility and available funding.


Plan project with artist/or arts facility and complete either a "School Grant or Arts Field Trip grant request.

STEP THREE: Submit grant request at least three weeks before project start date. Grant activities must occur during 2011-12 school year.



Rockford Area Arts Council

713 East State, Rockford, IL. 61104

Sharon Nesbit-Davis, Education/Community Engagement Director

Phone: 815-963-6765










School Grant Application
Field Trip Grant.doc
School Grant Application
Field Trip Grant.doc