Grants for Schools
Musicopia is able to provide programs to many schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond through extensive fundraising initiatives. Though we would love to be able to bring programming to every school in the area, there are only so many grants available to us as a non-profit organization. However, there are many grants that are available directly to schools. We would be more than happy to provide support through the grant-writing process in order to help you bring our programs to your school. Below is a list of available grants.
Lois B. Cohan Museum to Go Program
The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) Lois B. Cohan Museums to Go program grants are given each year to provide non-profit child care centers serving low-income families and at-risk children in southeastern Pennsylvania with the opportunity to bring an age-appropriate, cultural program from outstanding local museums to the classroom. Nonprofit, nonsectarian child care centers are invited to apply for the grant. The TLLCCF will provide up to $400 in funding for a cultural program from its list of pre approved participating museums and institutions.
Description: Picasso Project provides grants of up to $5000 to support innovative teacher-driven arts projects (visual art, music, dance, theater, and digital media) in Philadelphia public schools. Additionally, grant recipients engage in advocacy activities to support equitable arts education funding for Philadelphia’s students.
Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership
Description: The mission of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP) is to promote learning in and through the arts for PreK to grade12 students, seniors, special populations in schools and community site environments throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. PAEP encourages excellence in arts education practice and is grounded in the belief that the arts are integral to the comprehensive education of all learners.
PA Council on the Arts - Teacher and Artist Partnerships (TAP) and Long-Term Residencies (LTR)
Description: Teacher and Artist Partnerships (TAP) and Long-Term Residencies (LTR) provide funding for projects that provide long-term, in-depth interaction between professional teaching artists, students, teachers and others through workshops and classes sponsored by schools, nonprofit organizations, units of government and other institutions. Each project is designed and developed by the teaching artist, the project director and sponsor organization. All projects require a percentage of matching funds.
TAPs differ significantly from LTRs because of the enhanced partnership between the teacher and the artist. In TAPs, teachers share in the instruction of the art form with the artist. Further, both artist and teacher engage in almost daily feedback on each session, assessing both the session and student progress. This partnership creates an integrated and transformational experience for the students, teachers and the artists.
For more information on these projects contact AIE Program Director, Jamie Dunlap at (717) 525-5542.
The Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts offers a variety of grants for Delaware Pre-K through 12 public, charter, private, and parochial schools that offer arts activities and programming.
Philadelphia Public School Giving Circle (PPSGC)
The PPSGC is a Donor-Advised Fund dedicated solely to providing small, timely grants to support traditional neighborhood public elementary schools in disadvantaged communities. The Circle is governed cooperatively by the group of founding and additional Donors, who will make funding decisions on a rolling basis approximately once or twice per year. The PPSCG is designed as a nimble, small-grant fund to cover basic needs in those schools in which such are hard or impossible to cover by other means. The typical grant will be in the $250 up to $500 maximum. The intended grant recipient will be a principal, teacher, or leader of a Home & School or Friends group.