Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2017

Grant

  • Type: Corporate
  • Source: Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals
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Award

  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $0.00
  • Quantity: Between 0 and 20

Timing

  • Deadline: Jun 23, 2017

Eligibility:
Elementary and Middle Schools in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply. Proposals must be submitted by principals who are currently members of NAESP and intend on renewing membership for the 2017– 2018 school year. The schools must be located in either United States or Canada. Schools that received this grant in 2016 will not be eligible to apply for a 2017–2018 grant. Instead, those school leaders tare encouraged o become judges and help score new proposals. Schools that won this grant between 2010 and 2015 may apply in 2017.

Purpose:
Crayola shares principals’ commitment to nurturing creatively alive children and using art-infused education to increase student engagement and learning. Art-infused education increases when a collaborative leadership team builds colleagues’ creative capabilities and confidence. The grant winning schools’ Creative Leadership Teams on innovative ideas will strengthen and spread educators’ creative capacity and the increase of art-infused education school-wide.These are exemplary art-infused schools with inspirational stories to share. These grants bring colorful wings to the invisible things that grown in the hearts and minds of children.
Preference will be given to applications that emphasize:
• Innovation—generate new ideas that build colleagues’ creative capabilities and confidence. Try something that isn’t currently common practice. Be original! This is not about painting a mural, planting a garden, or buying new tablets or 3D printers. It is about creative leadership, professional development, coaching colleagues and building their creative capacity and confidence.
• Collaboration—school-wide, with parents, and involving community partners. Build a creative, collaborative culture!
• Sustainability—ability to embed art-infused education in the school's future plans, beyond grant funding period. Long-term
embedment is preferred over a single event such as an “art night”.
• Leadership—focus on articulating a shared vision, coaching colleagues, collaborating to increase creative experiences, and
using authentic assessment that values children’s creative expression and original thought.
• Art-infused education—the program, objectives, and budget should have particular emphasis on integrating visual arts into professional development, enabling teachers to use art across the curriculum. Other art forms may also be integrated, but grant proposals without infusion of visual art are less likely to be funded.

Additional Info:
Applications should be e-mailed to CreativelyAlive@crayola.com or faxed to 610-515-8781 Attention: Anita DeChellis Early Bird Bonus: Every application received by 12:00 midnight ET on June 5, 2017 will win a Crayola product gift pack. Grant awards will be announced October 16, 2017 and made payable to the school, not individuals. Funded by Crayola LLC.