Arts in Education Program
All the arts for every child.
The Arts in Education (AIE) program amplifies and expands arts learning opportunities for children and youth (PreK-12). AIE programs support accessible arts instruction as a fundamental part of basic education for every student in Washington State.
AIE programs support:
- Partnerships between educators, leadership, teaching artists, arts organizations, artists, families, and community members.
- Educators and teaching artists working to close the opportunity gap through arts education practices.
- Youth and family engagement with arts and cultural learning opportunities.
- Access for youth, schools, organizations, communities, geographic regions, families and/or educators historically underserved in the arts.
ArtsWA's current Arts in Education opportunities are listed below. For additional information, please visit our website.
ArtsWA is the Washington State Arts Commission. The Washington State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts fund our programs. ArtsWA's grant programs are contingent on available state and federal funding. ArtsWA complies with all local, state and federal laws and regulations concerning civil and human rights. For more information regarding Washington State Arts Commission’s policies on Accessibility, Diversity, and Nondiscrimination, click here.
Washington Youth Arts Leadership Program (WAYAL) Application
What is WAYAL?
The Washington Youth Arts Leadership (WAYAL) Program is a yearly cohort of youth and young adults (ages 16-19) from across Washington State. WAYAL leaders work with the Arts in Education (AIE) team at ArtsWA to communicate the important role of arts education in their communities. Young artists in the program explore arts and arts administration careers with mentors in the field.
Youth leaders receive a stipend for their time and input.
What will WAYAL members do?
In their monthly meetings, WAYAL members from across the state learn from experts in Arts career fields. They investigate how arts leadership can impact their schools, towns, regions, and their state. WAYAL members will design and implement a project with ongoing mentorship along the way. Possible projects include: Hosting a workshop for educators, serving on a grant panel, creating social media material, research and writing, public speaking, and more!
WA Youth Arts Leaders:
- Refine multimedia communication skills with mentorship and peer feedback.
- Practice engaging with communities as both an artist and collaborator.
- Develop an understanding of arts education advocacy.
- Build statewide, arts-focused community through collaboration.
- Explore career opportunities in the arts and cultural sector.
Who Can Apply?
Applicants to the WAYAL Program must be:
- Between the age of 16-19 (at time of application).
- A Washington State resident.
- Engaged in the arts (an artist!) beyond school-related assignments.
- Interested in building leadership skills.
- Interested in building community with other young artists across the state.
- Able to attend (9) monthly 2-hour seminars and (3) events throughout the year (all meetings and events are paid and held online).
- Interested in receiving mentorship from arts and cultural professionals
- Application Opens: April 26, 2022
- Application Deadline: May 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm
- Notification to WAYAL cohort members: July 1, 2022
- Cohort virtual retreat: August date TBD (3 hours)
- WAYAL Program: September 2022 – June 2023
How Does ArtsWA Select WAYAL Members?
Screening for Eligibility
WA Youth Arts Leadership Program applications submitted by the deadline are reviewed by ArtsWA staff for completion and eligibility. Complete and eligible applications are sent to a scoring panel for evaluation. If ArtsWA receives many applications to the program, ArtsWA staff will conduct a preliminary scoring round using the evaluation criteria below. Top scoring applications from the preliminary round will be sent to the scoring panel for final evaluation.
Evaluation and Scoring Panel
A panel of arts education professionals, ArtsWA Commissioners, and ArtsWA staff evaluate eligible applications to the WA Youth Arts Leadership (WAYAL) Program. Panelists use scoring criteria to give a numerical score to each application. An application’s final score is the combined average of all panelists’ scores. Top scoring applications from each ArtsWA-defined region are selected for the WAYAL program.
How are Applications Scored?
Panelists will assign each application a score between 1-24 using the evaluation and point system below. 24 points is the highest possible score for this application.
1. Aspiring Artist (12 points possible)
The applicant demonstrates:
- Engagement and ongoing interest in pursuing an artistic practice. (4 points possible)
- Clear passion for the arts beyond and independent from classroom assignments. (4 points possible)
- Interest in exploring careers in the arts and cultural sector. (4 points possible)
2. Community Engagement and Leadership (12 points possible)
The applicant demonstrates:
- Experience building community and engaging in collaborative practices. (4 points possible)
- Interest in a diversity of arts and cultural programs in their local communities. (4 points possible)
- A commitment to increasing access to arts and cultural opportunities for youth in their communities. (4 points possible)
How to Apply
WA Youth Arts Leadership (WAYAL) applicants must submit this completed application form online through Submittable. ArtsWA will accept applications in Submittable starting April 26, 2022, through May 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm
- Saving: Save your WA Youth Arts Leadership (WAYAL) application as you work on it by clicking the "Save Draft" button located at the end of this webpage. You can log out and log back in, take a break, or work on your application over several days without losing your information.
- Required Questions: Questions marked with a red asterisk '*' must be completed before you submit your application. You will not be able to submit your application if any required questions have been left unanswered.
- Submitting: Once you have completed your application, click the "Submit" button at the end of this webpage. You will receive an automated email confirming that your Application has been successfully submitted.
- Print or download a copy of your Application by navigating to your "Personal Submissions" account list. Click on your Application submission. This will open up the submission's details page, where you can click the Download button in the upper right of the viewing box.
Austin Sargent, WAYAL Program Coordinator, at 360-485-1277 or email@example.com
This is the Final Report for ArtsWA Grants to Organizations awarded during Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).
Below is the final report for the FY22 Pandemic Relief Grants for Small, Mid-Sized, and Large Organizations, as well as Art Service Organization Support Grant. If you received any of those grants, you are in the right place!
*If you received the ReStart Washington Grant, your final report will not be due until July 31, 2023. You will report on your full ReStart grant amount next year!
Please note: Completing the Final Report is not a part of the invoicing process, but rather the last step of fulfilling your FY22 ArtsWA contract(s). If you haven't received your funds yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Final Report: Every ArtsWA grant recipient must submit a Final Report by the end of the contract period. The Final Report gathers information required by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and includes project location and budget data, as well as project demographic and population information. ArtsWA is required to submit this information annually to the NEA as part of ongoing federal data collection efforts. Additional qualitative and quantitative data collected by ArtsWA through this report is used to support sustained programming and future funding.
Submittable Instructions & Tips:
- Saving: Save your Final Report as you work on it by clicking the "Save Draft" button located at the end of this form. You can log out and log back in, take a break, or work on your Final Report over several days without losing your data.
- Collaboration: If multiple people from your organization will be contributing to your Final Report, invite them to collaborate by clicking on the "Invite Collaborators" button located at the top right of this form. A Dialog box will appear, asking you to enter the email addresses of your collaborators. Enter those addresses, then click "Invite".
- Submitting: Once you have completed your Final Report, click the "Submit" button at the end of this form. You will receive an automated email confirming that your Final Report has been successfully submitted.
- Print or download a copy of your Final Report by navigating to your "Personal Submissions" account list. Click on your Final Report submission. This will open up the submission's details page, where you can click the Download button in the upper right of the viewing box. We do not need your printed or downloaded report, this is for your records only.