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30 March 2010 No Comment

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Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 26, 2010*

MetLife Foundation and the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts have announced the renewal of the MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program. The national initiative, now in its sixth year, aims to improve teaching and learning in the arts by supporting and promoting sustainable partnerships between community arts education organizations and public schools. Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support arts education partnerships during the 2010-2011 school year.

MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Grants are designed to support exemplary partnerships that:

  1. serve large numbers of public school students during the school day or extended day
  2. exemplify best practices in creating and sustaining effective partnerships
  3. provide high quality arts education experiences
  4. prioritize student learning and achievement in the arts and
  5. address national, state, and/or local arts education standards

During the current school year, more than 11,500 students in eight cities are receiving year-long arts instruction thanks to 14 partnerships funded by the Partners in Arts Education Program.

Application guidelines and program details are available on the National Guild’s website. Grants are restricted to the 33 cities listed in the guidelines and below. The application deadline is 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

*Only organizations that are Full Members in good standing of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts may apply.Non-member organizations should submit a membership application and first-year dues payments at least one week prior to submitting an application. Click here for membership information or contact Heather Ikemire at (212) 268-3337 ext. 10.

Visit the National Guild’s website for more information on the MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program.


Jay Samios
Program Manager
National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts
(212) 268-3337 ext. 12

Partnerships must serve K-12 public school students in one or more of the following cities (unless otherwise indicated, programs must serve students within city limits):

Allentown, PA; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit/Southfield, MI; Hartford, CT; Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties, FL; Houston, TX; Jersey City, NJ; Los Angeles County, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ Metro Area; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Providence/Warwick, RI; Richmond, CA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle/Bellevue, WA; St. Louis, MO; Tulsa, OK; and Washington, DC Metro Area

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