Arts Grants for Santa Clara County Teachers


The ArtsEdConnect program awards grants to teachers and classrooms in Santa Clara County to support and encourage arts education in our schools. ArtsEdConnect is jointly managed by SVCREATES and ALearn Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

The ArtsEdConnect partnership is pleased to announce that through the generosity of the County of Santa Clara and the Warmenhoven Family Foundation $150,000 will be awarded again this school year. There will be two grant cycles. The first round of 2018-2019 grant applications will open on September 17th 2018 and close on September 30th 2018. The second round will open on January 21st 2019 and close on February 4th 2019.

Grants of up to $1,000 per teacher are available to help take students to performances or museums, bring artists to the classroom, or help with student performances and special, interesting arts projects that local teachers can create for their students. Grants of up to $250 per teacher are available for the purchase of arts-related materials for special class art projects.






Application Information

  • Only teachers in Santa Clara County public schools are eligible to apply
  • No applications for field trips or events outside of Santa Clara County will be accepted
  • Only one grant per school year per class - if your class receives a grant in our fall 2018 cycle then you will not be eligible to apply in January 2019
  • Applications from two or more teachers at the same school for the same project (grade level projects or multi-class trips/projects) should be made together on the same application
  • Applicants must have approval from their local school principal to apply
  • Regular art supplies will not be considered for grants and material grants for special projects will be capped at $250 per application
  • Applicants will receive notice of approval/disapproval from ALearn Silicon Valley Education Foundation within 2-3 weeks of the grant cycle end date
  • ArtsEdConnect reserves the right to limit the number/amount of grants to any one school
  • Fall Grants have to be used in the school year that they are awarded. Spring Grants have to be used in the calendar year of the year awarded
  • Grants may not be used for snacks, beverages or other non art related expenses


Application Procedures

  • Applicants must fill out the online application to the right (or wherever the button will be)
  • Applications must have an estimated budget broken down into categories such as transportation, admissions, artist fees, materials/supplies, other
  • Applications must include a brief (150 word) description of the purpose of the project/activity
  • Applications must include a brief (150 word) description of the relationship of the project/activity to your curriculum and other in-class activities planned around the project


Want to find an arts agency to help with your plans? Our website has a whole list of them that you can access.






Our current grant cycle is closed - our next grant cycle will open on January 21st, 2019.


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