Professional Development for Arts Educators

84.351C

Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Arts in Education-Professional Development

WHAT’S NEW

Grant Opportunity:

The FY 2021 Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) Notice Inviting Applications was posted on the Federal Register January 15, 2021.

Competition Dates:

  • Applications Available: January 15, 2021.
  • Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: February 16, 2021.
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 16, 2021.
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 17, 2021.

Pre-Application Meeting for Potential Applicants:

A pre-application meeting was held on Monday, February 1, 2021 to help potential applicants understand the Notice Inviting Applications and to offer guidance for preparing a grant application. For those who were not able to attend or would like a copy of the presentation, please see below:

AAE Pre-Application Slides

Call for Peer Reviewers

The Department is seeking peer reviewers for the Assistance for Arts Education grant competition.  We are seeking peer reviewers from various educational backgrounds and professions, including K-12 arts curriculum specialists and arts-integration teachers; principals and administrators of arts-focused or arts-integration schools; district-, state- or regional-level professional development specialists and coordinators; educational program evaluators, and others with education expertise relevant to the program purposes. Reviewers will have expertise in at least one of the program’s focus areas, in professional development and education administration, or in educational evaluation.  Additionally, the most qualified candidates may have expertise in arts integration, staff development, strategic planning, scaling successful programs, research and evaluation, and prior experience reviewing or approving grant applications.

Please read through the instructions and complete the submission process if you are interested in serving in this round of Arts grant competitions.

PDAE Overview

This program specifically supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, for students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) in which 50 percent or more of the students are from low-income families.

Projects funded by this program use innovative instructional methods and current knowledge from education research and focus on:

  • the development, enhancement, or expansion of standards-based arts education programs, and/or
  • the integration of standards-based arts instruction with other core academic area content.

Contact Information

  • Bonnie Carter
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Well-Rounded Education
    400 Maryland Ave., SW, 4W240
    Washington DC 20202
    (800) USA-LEARN

Professional Development for Arts Educators

Last Modified: 02/02/2021