School Bus for the Arts Grants (SBA)

Program provides grants to underwrite the cost of field trips and admission fees for PK-12 students to attend professional arts events such as live music, dance or theatre performances, and cultural exhibits at museums or other venues. There must be an arts focus to the field trip.

Priority will be given to schools and communities that lack access to arts or cultural programs due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background or disability. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds are awarded.


Eligibility: Nebraska-accredited public or private schools or nonprofit organizations that serve pre-K-12 students.

Grant Amounts:

  • Schools or organizations serving FEWER than 300 students may submit ONE application per school year (maximum request $500)
  • Schools or organizations serving 300 students or MORE may submit ONE application per school year (maximum request $1000) or TWO applications (maximum request $500 each)

Deadline: At least four weeks prior to the event date.

Contact: Linda Hilliar // 402.595.3940

School Bus for the Arts grants are now available for the 2018-19 school year. Applicants may apply through NAC's new online grant system.