Arts Learning Projects Grants

Arts Learning Projects Grants support programs with a strong educational emphasis in preK-12 schools or in community settings.  Community-based projects must incorporate educational learning outcomes in the arts. School-based projects must incorporate local or national educational learning standards in the arts and may also be aligned with standards in other disciplines.

Arts Educational Standards

Local school district standards vary. Please check directly with school districts about their arts education standards.


Nonprofit organizations incorporated in Nebraska that are federally tax-exempt, public agencies and sub-divisions of governmental agencies, including PreK-12 accredited schools.

  • Organizations and college/university departments may apply for either one Arts Project Grant or one Arts Learning Project Grant per deadline, not both.
  • Organizations receiving Basic Support Grants may apply for an Arts Learning Grant for projects in schools or for outreach initiatives in other communities.
  • Organizations receiving Annual Programs in Arts Learning (APAL) grants may not apply for ALG grants.
  • Colleges and universities may apply only when significant public participation is planned, with evidence of substantial service beyond the campus community.

For more information, check out the ALG Guidelines.

Grant Amounts

$2,000 – $15,000

  • Requests exceeding $7,500 must be school-based, including more than one school, or must involve significant outreach in multiple communities.
  • The applicant must have enough cash to match all of the dollars requested.


Spring deadline: March 15     (for projects taking place July 1-June 30)
Fall deadline: October 2    (for projects taking place January 1-June 30)

How to apply

Register in our online grant system.


Contact Anne Alston for more information.

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