Below we have listed local and national grants that are available to teachers and that may support with classroom art projects or
field trip assistance. If you would like to use the Hilliard Art Museum as a part of your application, please contact us and we will be happy
to provide you with text for your application.
ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Acadiana Center for the Arts provides funds for teachers in the Lafayette Parish School System. The Arts Grants for Teachers program encourages
teachers to design and develop artistically creative and innovative projects involving the visual and performing arts. Grants may range from
$500 to $1500 depending on the number of teachers involved and if the project will be exhibited at the annual Student Arts Expo. Two grant
rounds are available each year, deadlines are in December and June.
THE SHINING LIGHT FOUNDATION
The Shining Light Foundation provides funds to assist students in need with field trip costs and other items such as musical instruments. Public
school teachers and guidance counselors in Lafayette Parish who teach grades pre-K through 8th grade may apply on behalf of their student.
No more than 5 applications per class per event will be considered. This application is available on a monthly basis. Click here for the field trip application.
Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Grant applications may be submitted at the beginning
of every school year. The application period is from August 1 through October 1.
GEORGE'S ART CLOSET
Many teachers are often faced with the problem of inadequate funding for visual art supplies and struggle to provide meaningful arts experiences
for their students. George's Art Closet is a program that addresses this need by awarding art supply kits to Louisiana art teachers and schools
whose funding does not otherwise allow for the expense. The program awards two $1,000 kits each month to select elementary, middle, and high
schools across Louisiana.
LILY SARAH GRACE GRANTS
The Lily Sarah Grace foundation awards grants to elementary teachers at Title 1 schools in amounts up to $450. The grants support arts- infused
inquiry based projects that focus on teaching creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and community.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES REESE FELLOWSHIP
The Reese Teacher Fellowship is open to all high school educators. This $4,000 fellowship includes a month long research residency at the Crystal
Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Fellows are selected on the basis of their project’s potential to enrich high school
curriculum based on an interdisciplinary connection between American art primary and secondary print resources and a subject topic.
Donors Choose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools
and experiences they need for a great education.