Arts-in-the-classroom mini grant

Arts-In-The-Classroom Mini Grant – This grant program was established in 2004 to provide financial support to elementary schools throughout the County so they could partner with local artists and arts organizations to bring “Standards-based” arts instruction into the classroom, or to take students to a Ventura County arts venue for an educational program.  These instructional activities take place during the school day; they are not after-school programs.

Consider Donating any amount to our Arts in the Classroom Mini Grant Program


This round of mini-grants are intended to by used during the 2016-17 school year.  The application narrative must list specific guiding principles as contained in the Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools, Pre-kindergarten through Grade Twelve   All arts disciplines will be considered.

Projects will be selected on the following criteria:

1) learning experiences structured by the California Arts content Standards

2) utilization of local artist resources

3) ongoing learning that uses this project as a springboard for continuing arts education and/or integration with other content areas

New this year: Cash support is required from the school, district, PTA, etc.  The Ventura County Arts Council’s Arts-in-the-Classroom Mini-Grant of $300 – $500 is intended to be partial funding for the program/project.  1/4 of the amount requested from VCAC must be matched with money from the schools.  In-kind is not acceptable as a match.  Sample: Requested from VCAC $400; 1/4 match from school $100 = $500 for the program/project.

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016.

If you have questions, contact us at or (805) 658-2213

This grant program is generously funded by THE JOHN AND BEVERLY STAUFFER FOUNDATION