Dates and Deadlines

2019-20 Schedule
United Arts offers Artists in Schools grants by season. Annual training sessions begin in late summer and are immediately followed by an Expo where volunteers have an opportunity to meet with artists. Applications are due in early September and programs may begin in October. 

August 1 at 6 pm                         Cultural Arts Representative Training **only need to attend one**

August 3 at 10 am                       Cultural Arts Representative Training; see above!

August 6 at 2 pm                         Cultural Arts Representative Training; see above!

August 10/8:30 am - 4 pm          Cultural Arts Booking Fair at Wakefield High School

September 10 by 5 pm               DUE: Grant Application and $100 application fee

October 1                                       First date on which grant-funded program may occur

December 10 by 5 pm                DUE: all signed contracts and school contribution payments 

June 12                                           Final day for 2019-20 year Artists in Schools programming 

June 19                                           DUE: Final day to submit an post program evaluation 

Summer Grants - Year-Round Schools Only
To be eligible for a Summer Grant, schools must:
United Arts offers an opportunity for year-round schools to apply for grant funding to support one program that occurs outside the regular Artists in Schools schedule. This program is inclusive of, not in addition to, the total number of programs for which a school may apply for the entire school year.

  • Follow a year-round or modified schedule,
  • Have participated in Artists in Schools during the previous school year,
  • Schedule a program in the summer months (July, August, September), and
  • Meet the Summer Grant deadlines

2019-20 Summer Schedule
May 6                                            Summer Grant application sent to eligible year-round schools
June 7                                           DUE: Summer Grant application with $100 application fee
June 14                                         Summer Grant Award Notifications sent
July 1 to 31                                  DUE: Completed and signed contract with the school’s matching payment 
July 15                                          First date on which a grant-funded program may occur for Summer 2019

2020-21 Summer Schedule
May 1
                                            Summer Grant application sent to eligible year-round schools
June 1                                           DUE: Summer Grant application with $100 application fee
June 5                                           Summer Grant Award Notifications sent
July 1 to 31                                  DUE: Completed and signed contract with the school’s matching payment 
July 20                                          First date on which a grant-funded program may occur for Summer 2020