CAMSE moves to campus location
Kathy Quinn, materials manager for
CAMSE, and Jen Ryan, a senior education major from Pierre, show some of
the science and math materials that are available through the Center for
the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education (CAMSE) materials
center at Black Hills State University. The CAMSE offices were recently
relocated to the lower level of Wenona Cook Hall.
The CAMSE materials center hosts
classroom science modules, sample books and videos, supplies, and other
materials. “We have excellent materials that are proven to teach in ways
that students learn best,” Quinn said.
Quinn encourages students to visit the
center to learn more about utilizing the CAMSE resources for their
classes and to find out how to incorporate the modules into their
student teaching experience. She also noted that materials and
professional development opportunities are available for regional
teachers. For details or to arrange to check out materials please
contact Quinn at 642-6872.
The Center for the Advancement of Mathematics and
Science Education (CAMSE) recently moved to the lower level of Wenona
Cook Hall on the campus of Black Hills State University.
CAMSE was established in 1997 with a mission to
improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science at all
levels, kindergarten through high school as well as university. Areas of
emphasis include: professional development for teachers, enhanced
preparation of education majors, a library of instructional resources
and research on teaching and learning.
CAMSE has a portfolio of more than 30 projects,
including a mobile science laboratory, leadership institutes, and a
rising scholars program, that serve the state and surrounding region.
CAMSE also hosts the distinguished scholars program in mathematics and
science education, which offers a unique opportunity for BHSU
undergraduates to deepen their understanding of math and science
concepts, to experience innovative approaches to teaching and learning,
and to explore career paths related to education.
Previously the offices were located at the former
Central Elementary building in Spearfish. Visitors to CAMSE should use
the north door (on the Young Center side) of Wenona Cook Hall to enter
the CAMSE office. Staff members and their room numbers are: Cathy Bergey,
office coordinator, room 108; Janet Briggs, BLAHST manager, room 103;
Julie Dahl, research assistant, room 104; Andy Johnson, associate
director, room 105; Vicki Kapust, associate director for math outreach,
room 110; Kathy Quinn, materials manager, room 102; and Ben Sayler,
director, room 106. Resources for math instruction are located in room
109, and resources for science instruction are in room 102.
Sayler says the move to campus will be beneficial for
many reasons. He noted that the new location provides convenient access
for BHSU undergraduates and will foster increased collaboration with
faculty and staff across the campus.
Sarah Johnson named golf
coach at Black Hills State - top
Black Hills State University will begin their first women’s golf
season under the direction of Sarah Johnson, a certified golf
BHSU is adding golf to its list of women’s sports this fall. Johnson,
who is also manager and golf pro at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club,
is looking forward to the challenge of building a team and becoming
competitive in the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC-10). Johnson said she
is excited to be leading the BHSU golf team.
“Not many college coaches are certified as golf pros,” Johnson said.
“I’m looking forward to building the BHSU team. We are hoping to get a
lot of local students. I think we will have a very competitive team.”
Johnson brings several years of collegiate head coaching experience
as well as many years of golf competition and experience as a golf
professional to the newly created coaching position at BHSU. In the late
90s, Johnson coached the men’s golf team at Webber College in Babson
Park, Fla. The team was nationally ranked in 1997 and 1998.
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone so gifted and talented,
both as a player and as a teacher of the game, to get our women's golf
program off on the right track,” Steve Meeker, athletic director at
BHSU, said. “This is an exciting time for women's athletics at BHSU.”
Meeker notes that the university is looking forward to the
establishment of women’s golf with much optimism. The BHSU golfers will
compete with six other universities in the DAC-10 conference who
currently offer women’s golf.
Johnson began golfing while in elementary school and still plays
professionally. She recently placed 11th in the Nevada Open. Her
professional playing highlights include a top 50 finish in the 2002
Futures Tour Qualifying in Lakeland, Fla., a top 10 finish in the 2001
LPGA T&CP Championships in Pinehurst, N.C., and winning the 2000 PGA
Women’s Stroke Play Championship in Atlanta, Ga.
Johnson is certified as a golf professional by both the PGA and LPGA.
Before moving to Spearfish three seasons ago, Johnson served as a golf
professional at private clubs in Colorado and Florida.
Johnson has a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College in Winter Park,
Fla., and has completed several PGA and LPGA national training programs.
Students or future students who are interested in participating in
the women’s golf program should contact the BHSU athletic department at
BHSU announced several changes in their athletic program following a
statewide Title IX review by the South Dakota Board of Regents in 2003.
As a part of that plan, which is designed to increase opportunities for
women in athletics, BHSU will add golf this fall and begin a women’s
soccer program in the fall of 2006. Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972 is the landmark legislation that bans sex
discrimination in schools both in academics and athletics.
students present at state conference -
Several Black Hills State University students recently
presented at a statewide conference for physical education teachers.
The students, Steph Daly, a senior physical education
major from Leola; Jimmy Dona, a senior physical education major from
Glenrock, Wyo.; and Sarah Heibult, a junior physical education major
from Sturgis; presented “Let’s Get Moving: Ensuring Maximum
Participation in Your Programming.” This presentation was originally
created for a class project in a senior methods teaching class and was
then accepted as a presentation at the statewide juried South Dakota
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SDHPERD)
conference in Watertown this winter.
According to Dr. Betsy Silva, associate professor and
chair of the Division of Physical Education and Health at BHSU, the BHSU
students were the only students to serve as presenters at the
conference. Silva noted that conference participants, which included
more than 200 educators from across the state, commented on the
professionalism and enthusiasm of the student presenters. BHSU students
have presented at the statewide conference for the last six years.
“They (conference participants) get to experience what
our students are doing and learn from their projects,” Silva said.
“Students use this as a growth experience and learn a lot by attending
the conference and presenting. Our physical education and health
division is very active in professional development at the state through
national levels. We know this is an important professional development
tool. I tell students that experience at conferences will also improve
their job prospects.”
According to Silva, the BHSU students were involved in
nearly every aspect of the conference. In addition to presenting at the
conference, one of the students, Dona, was chosen as student
representative elect and is now serving with the SDHERD as a board
member. Another student, Daly, was chosen to receive a competitive
The BHSU students’ presentation opened with an example
of a type of classroom activity that did not have a high rate of
participation. The students then demonstrated how the same activity
could be adapted to ensure a higher rate of participation because
students “have to be actively participating to learn.” The session
demonstrated the necessity of achieving maximum participation as a
critical factor in effective teaching as well as the battle against
childhood obesity and disease. The session concluded with an active
question and answer session.
The students’ presentation at the state conference was
one of several ways students fulfill the professional development
requirement in Silva’s advanced physical education methods and
evaluation course. Other students volunteer to coach, work with special
needs students, volunteer as student trainers or choose other
“Professional development incorporates anything
related to what they will be doing in a K-12 environment,” Silva said.
“Students often complete a combination of projects but it must develop
some aspect of what they will be doing at some point in their career.”
Silva noted that she feels the professional development experience is
important for her students and encourages students to find something
they are interested in as they select a project.
“Rather than busy work, I like to see my students
doing something that’s applicable and will get them started on their
career,” Silva said.
Alumni will headline
concert to raise scholarship funds - top
The musical group, Lyle, Doug, Rick
and Paul, will present a fundraising concert at Black Hills State
University Jan. 22. The event will also include a silent auction to
raise money for music scholarships. The quartet, which is known for it’s
vocal harmonies, consists of BHSU alumni Doug Ruhnow, Paul Young, Lyle
Berry and Rick Tetreault.
A local musical group whose members are all graduates of Black Hills
State University will return to their alma mater Saturday, Jan. 22 to
headline a concert to raise money for music scholarships. The group,
Lyle, Doug, Rick, and Paul, will provide music for the “Coming Back
Home” event, which will also include a silent auction.
According to Dr. Janeen Larsen, chair of the department of music at
BHSU, the event will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Clare and Josef Meier Hall
when bidding begins for silent auction items. Lyle, Doug, Rick, and Paul
will begin performing at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall.
Former students, friends of BHSU and all community members are
invited to attend the concert to support music scholarships for future
students. There is a $10 recommended donation. Some auction items
include a wine and cheese basket, restaurant gift certificates, art
prints, and tickets to local musical performances. For more information on
the concert or auction contact Larsen at 642-6241.
The musical group consists of Spearfish residents Lyle Berry, Doug
Ruhnow, Rick Tetreault and Paul Young. The group plays a variety of
music: oldies, soft rock, folk as well as some original material. They
are known locally for their great vocal harmonies.
The group began performing together as a band in 1974 and became
known as Lyle, Rick and Paul. When Rick left the area, Doug agreed to
join the trio to finish some scheduled appearances. Now, nearly two
decades later the group continues to perform. Just over a year ago, Rick
returned to the area and rejoined the band, making the well-known trio a
Paul Young, who is fitness director at BHSU, played in the concert
and jazz bands when he attended BHSU as an undergraduate student
majoring in physical education with a minor in French. Paul grew up in
Spearfish, earned his degree from BHSU in 1978 and then taught in Eagle
Butte for two years. During this time he returned to the Hills nearly
every weekend to play dance jobs with Lyle and Rick. He then decided to
go on to earn a master’s degree. He began teaching as an adjunct
instructor at BHSU in 1984 and was named fitness director at the Donald
E. Young Sports and Fitness Center in 1991. Paul also continues to serve
on the Spearfish City Council since he was elected as a councilman in
Doug Ruhnow graduated from BHSU in 1980 with a major in vocal music.
While attending college he sang with the choir and the BH Singers. He
and another friend also performed together as a folk duo known as
Silverwood. He joined the current group in 1987 when Rick left and Doug
agreed to fill in for the jobs the group already had scheduled. Now, 18
years later, the men are still performing together.
Doug taught elementary music in Spearfish for 17 years and is now the
high school vocal director. Doug also serves on the board of directors
for the Black Hills Area Concert Association where he has held a variety
of offices through the years.
Lyle Berry graduated from BHSU in 1963. While in college he sang in
the choir as well as in several small groups and a quartet. He taught
high school math in Lead for 10 years before becoming a professional
commercial painter. He later returned to the classroom as a high school
math teacher at Spearfish High School where he taught for more than 20
years before retiring in 2000. He now works for RAMVAC Corporation in
Spearfish and enjoys performing with the quartet.
Rick Tetreault earned his music degree from BHSU in 1974. After
teaching in Belle Fourche for a year, he joined the staff at Lambert
Lumber Company in Spearfish and later transferred with that company to
Minneapolis. He lived and worked in the Twin Cities area nearly 15 years
before moving back to the Black Hills area.
According to Rick, when he returned, the quartet got together for a
practice and decided “it might be fun to play again.”
Although these musicians chose diverse paths as they left BHSU, they
recognize the importance and significance of their time learning and
performing while attending college. They are now returning to BHSU to
give a concert to raise scholarship funds so future music students will
also have these opportunities.
BHSU will host mascot night
at basketball game Saturday - top
Mascots from area high schools, organizations and businesses will
join the Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket mascot to entertain
fans at the Saturday, Jan. 15 basketball game at the Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center.
Several mascots, including Fred and Barney from the Flintstones, the
Rapid City Journal newspaper, and the Great Western Bank frog, as well
as area high school mascots: the Spearfish Spartan, Sturgis Scooper Sam,
the Stevens Raider and the Campbell County Camel, have made plans to
participate in the special mascot night at the BHSU game. The mascots
will appear throughout the games and provide half-time entertainment
during the men’s game.
The BHSU basketball teams meet Dickinson State University beginning
with the women’s game at 3 p.m. and the men’s game at 5 p.m.
If your business or school is interested in participating in mascot
night, contact Steve Meeker, BHSU athletic director, at 642-6881.
Friday, Jan. 14 the BHSU basketball teams will compete against Minot
State University. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the
men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
Relay for Life will hold annual
kickoff rally next week -
The annual Relay For Life kickoff rally will be held
Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Hudson Hall in Spearfish. The kickoff
rally provides families, caregivers, cancer survivors, schools, and
sponsors the opportunity to come together and celebrate the beginning of
the Relay for Life season.
The kickoff event will feature a light supper and
discussion of the upcoming Relay for Life. Anyone interested in forming
a team or learning more about Relay for Life is welcome to attend.
Every year, the American Cancer Society invites
individuals who want to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, or pay
tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to join its
Relay For Life. The relay represents hope that those lost to cancer will
never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and
that one day cancer will be eliminated. This year's relay will be held
June 24-25 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. in Spearfish City Park.
Relay For Life began in 1985 with one person who
walked and ran around a track for 24 hours to raise $27,000 for the
American Cancer Society. This year, the relay will be held in more than
4,200 communities across the country.
For more information about Relay For Life or the
Lawrence County American Cancer Society, contact Cheri Leahy at
722-2952, Mary Bonrud at 644-1260, or Rose Blake at 797-4426.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to
eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives,
diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education,
advocacy and service. Founded in 1913, the society, with national
headquarters in Atlanta, now has 14 regional divisions, local offices in
3,400 communities, and millions of volunteers across the United States.
For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit
representative to visit area schools - top
Michelle Hoffman, admissions representative in the Enrollment Center
at Black Hills State University, will discuss college plans with
students at 15 area high schools next week.
Hoffman will visit the following schools Tuesday, Jan. 18: Brandon
Valley High School, Brandon, at 8:30 a.m.; Sioux Falls Washington High
School at 11:25 a.m.; Sioux Falls Lincoln High School at 12:15 p.m.; and
Dell Rapids High School at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, Hoffman will visit McCook Central High School,
Salem, at 8:30 a.m.; Howard High School at 9:45 a.m.; DeSmet High School
at 11:40 a.m.; Flandreau High School at 2 p.m.; and Flandreau Indian
School at 2:40 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 20, Hoffman will visit Brookings High School at 9
a.m.; Huron High School at 12 p.m.; Wolsey High School at 1 p.m.; and
Miller High School at 2:30 p.m.
Hoffman will conclude the week Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. at
Wessington Springs High School.
All times are given in Central Standard Time.
High school students needing information about college costs,
financial aid, housing, and academic information should plan to visit
with Hoffman. For more information contact the BHSU Enrollment Center at
1-800-ALL-BHSU or view the BHSU website at
announced - top
Below are the program materials received in the Grants Office,
Woodburn 309, through Jan. 13. For copies of the information, contact
the office at 642-6204 or e-mail requests to
information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near
the information desk.
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Education Digital Library (NSDL) (NSF)
Building on work supported under the multi-agency Digital Libraries
Initiative, this National Science Foundation sponsored program aims to
establish a national digital library that will constitute an online
network of learning environments and resources for science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. In FY2005,
the program will accept proposals in three tracks: (1) Pathways projects
are expected to provide stewardship for the content and services needed
by major communities of learners. (2) Services projects are expected to
develop services that support users, resource collection providers, and
the Core Integration effort and that enhance the impact, efficiency, and
value of the library. (3) Targeted Research projects are expected to
explore specific topics that have immediate applicability to
collections, services, and other aspects of the development of the
Deadlines: Optional letters of intent are due March 9. Full
proposals are due April 11. For details visit
Conservation Innovation Grants (USDA)
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG), under the United States
Department of Agriculture, is a voluntary program intended to stimulate
the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and
technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental
enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production.
Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds are used to
award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental
organizations, Tribes, or individuals. CIG enables NRCS to work with
other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and
adoption of promising technologies and approaches to address some of the
Nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. CIG will benefit
agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental
enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers CIG.
Deadline: March 28. See
www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cig/ for complete information and
Drug Free Communities Support Program (DHHS)
The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug
Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Department of Health and
Human Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention announces the
availability of funds for Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFCSP)
DFCSP is a collaborative initiative to:
- reduce substance abuse among youth;
- help community coalitions strengthen collaboration;
- enhance intergovernmental collaboration, cooperation and
- enable communities to conduct data-driven, research-based
prevention planning, and
- provide communities with technical assistance, guidance, and
The DFCSP has two major goals: to reduce substance abuse among youth
and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community
that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that
minimize the risk of substance abuse. (Substances include, but are not
limited to, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis,
inhalants, alcohol and tobacco, where their use is prohibited by
Federal, State or local law.) Note: DFCSP projects must focus on
multiple drugs of abuse, including those listed above. When the term
“drug” or “substance” is used in this funding announcement, it is
intended to include all of the above; and to establish and strengthen
collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and
Federal, State, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of
community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
Deadline: March 11 for new applicants. For more information
Informal Science Education (ISE – NSF)
The National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human
Resources, Division of Elementary, Secondary and Informal Education
requests proposals for the ISE program. The ISE Program invests in
projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences
designed to increase interest, engagement, and understanding of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by individuals of all
ages and backgrounds, as well as projects that advance the theory and
practice of informal science education. Projects may target either
public audiences or professionals whose work directly affects informal
STEM learning. ISE projects are expected to demonstrate strategic
impact, collaboration, and innovation.
Deadlines: The preliminary proposal due date (required) is
March 18. The full proposal deadline is June 13. Project details are
NIST 2005 Small Grant Programs
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Grants and Agreements Management Division
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through
the Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and
Technology, Grants and Agreements Management Division announces that the
following programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance
for FY 2005:
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory Grants
Program, which will provide grants and cooperative agreements for
the development of fundamental electrical metrology and of metrology
supporting industry and government agencies in the broad areas of
semiconductors, electronic instrumentation, radio-frequency
technology, optoelectronics, magnetics, video, electronic commerce
as applied to electronic products and devices, the transmission and
distribution of electrical power, national electrical standards
(fundamental, generally quantum-based physical standards), and law
- Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Grants Program, which will
provide grants and cooperative agreements in the following fields of
research: Dimensional Metrology for Manufacturing, Mechanical
Metrology for Manufacturing, Intelligent Systems, and Information
Systems Integration for Applications in Manufacturing;
- Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Grants Program, which
will provide grants and cooperative agreements in the following
fields of measurement science research, focused on reference
methods, reference materials and reference data: Biotechnology,
Process Measurements, Surface and Microanalysis Science, Physical
and Chemical Properties, and Analytical Chemistry;
- Physics Laboratory Grants Program will provide grants and
cooperative agreements in the following fields of research: Electron
and Optical Physics, Atomic Physics, Optical Technology, Ionizing
Radiation, Time and Frequency, and Quantum Physics;
- Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grants Program will
provide grants and cooperative agreements in the following fields of
research: Ceramics; Metallurgy; Polymer Sciences; Materials
Reliability; and Neutron Scattering Research and Spectroscopy;
- Building Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program will
provide grants and cooperative agreements in the following fields of
research: Structures, Construction Metrology and Automation,
Inorganic Materials, Polymeric Materials, HVAC & R Equipment
Performance, Mechanical Systems and Controls, Heat Transfer and
Alternative Energy Systems, Computer Integrated Building Processes,
and Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation; and
- Fire Research Grants Program will provide funding for innovative
ideas in the fire research area generated by the proposal writer,
who chooses the topic and approach.
Deadline: Sept. 30 - All applications, paper and electronic,
must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Proposals
received between July 1 and Sept. 30 will be processed and considered
for funding under this solicitation, but if selected, proposals may be
funded in the next fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds.
for details and specific instructions.
Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing Fellowships
Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) or poetry are
available to published creative writers of exceptional talent though
funds made available by the National Endowment for the Arts, Grants &
Partnerships. Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for
writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. This program
operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available in FY
2006 and fellowships in poetry available in FY 2007. Individuals may
apply only once each year.
Competition for fellowships is extremely rigorous. Potential applicants
should consider carefully whether their work will be competitive at the
national level. Creative writers who meet the publication requirements
that are listed below are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United
You are eligible to apply in the fiction category if, between Jan. 1,
1998, and March 1, 2005, you have had published:
- At least five different short stories, works of short fiction,
or excerpts from novels in two or more literary journals,
anthologies, or publications which regularly include fiction as a
portion of their format; or
- A volume of short fiction or a collection of short stories; or
- A novel or novella.
You are eligible to apply in the creative nonfiction category if,
between Jan. 1, 1998, and March 1, 2005, you have had published:
- At least five different creative essays (such as personal
essays, memoirs, etc.) in two or more literary journals,
anthologies, or publications; or
- A volume of creative nonfiction.
You are eligible to apply in the poetry category if, between Jan. 1,
1999, and March 1, 2006, you have had published:
- A volume of 48 or more pages of poetry; or
- Twenty or more different poems or pages of poetry in five or
more literary journals, anthologies, or publications which regularly
include poetry as a portion of their format. Up to 16 poems may be
in a single volume of poetry of fewer than 48 pages. This volume,
however, may count as only one of the required five places of
Former grantees must have submitted acceptable final report packages
by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment award(s) previously received.
Funds are not available for:
- Individuals who previously have received two or more creative
writing or translation fellowships from the National Endowment for
- Individuals who have received any creative writing or
translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
within the 10 years prior to the application deadline.
- News reporting.
- Scholarly writing. (Writers who are engaged in scholarly work
should contact the National Endowment for the Humanities.)
- Vanity publication or self-publication.
- Work toward academic degrees.
Deadlines: This program operates on a two-year cycle with
fellowships in prose available in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and fellowships
in poetry available in FY 2007. The deadline for FY 2006 (prose) is
March 1, 2005; the deadline for FY 2007 (poetry) is March 1, 2006. For
detailed information or to apply go to
Grants for Arts Projects/Challenge America: Reaching Every Community
Fast-Track Review Grants (NEA)
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces Grants for Arts
Projects that support exemplary projects in dance, design, folk and
traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, museums,
music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, visual arts, and
multidisciplinary art forms.
Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants:
will enable organizations, particularly those that are small or
mid-sized, to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations –
those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by
geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. An expedited application
review allows applicants to learn whether they have been recommended for
a grant more quickly than in the Arts Endowment’s other categories. An
organization may submit only one application under Grants for Arts
Projects. This application may be submitted under Access to Artistic
Excellence or Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth or Challenge
America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants.
Deadline: June 1. See
www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Artsed.html for details.
Grants for Arts Projects/Access to Artistic Excellence
The National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects supports
exemplary projects in dance, design, folk and traditional arts,
literature, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical
theater, opera, presenting, theater, visual arts, and multidisciplinary
Access to Artistic Excellence: To foster and preserve excellence in
the arts and provide access to the arts for all Americans. This category
encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our diverse
cultural heritage, and makes the arts more widely available in
communities throughout the country. Typical projects include the
commissioning and development of new work, the presentation of
performances or exhibitions at home or on tour, the documentation and
preservation of significant art works or cultural traditions, the
publication and dissemination of work important to the field, and the
professional training of artists. The Arts Endowment is particularly
interested in projects that reach and involve new audiences.
An organization may submit only one application under Grants for Arts
Projects. This application may be submitted under Access to Artistic
Excellence or Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth or Challenge
America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants.
Deadlines: There are two application deadlines: March 14 and
August 15. More information is available at
Summer Schools in the Arts Program (NEA)
The National Endowment for the Arts - Summer Schools in the Arts
program supports rigorous, challenging summer arts education programs
that enable children and youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the
arts as well as gain lifelong interests in the arts and culture.
A summer school in the arts is one that:
- Provides summer instruction in one or more arts disciplines.
- Offers a comprehensive curriculum where participants actively
create and/or perform as well as respond to the arts.
- Culminates in public performances, exhibitions, or other
demonstrations of the participants’ achievements in the arts.
- Measures the extent to which students gain knowledge and skills
according to national, state, or local arts education standards
through pre- and post-assessment tests.
- Offers instruction to the same group of students over a minimum
of 90 contact hours.
- May provide free or subsidized tuition for students of limited
- Serves children and youth generally between the ages of 5 and
As part of this program, grantees will be required to participate in
an evaluation and assessment training workshop. Each organization will
send at least one person – either the project director or evaluator – to
attend a one-day session in Washington, DC.
Organizations are limited to one Statement of Interest and, if
invited, one application. An organization may submit only one
application on its own behalf (including a Statement of Interest under
this program) for FY 2006 funding under either this Summer Schools in
the Arts program or the Arts Endowment’s other funding opportunities
including Grants for Arts Projects. For example, an organization that
submits a Statement of Interest in response to this announcement
(whether or not it results in an invitation to apply), may not apply to
the Arts Endowment under the Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
category (June 13 deadline) or the Access to Artistic Excellence
category (March 14 or August 15 deadlines).
Deadlines: All organizations that are interested in applying
must submit a Statement of Interest through Grants.gov, the federal
government’s on-line application system. The Grants.gov system will
accept Statements of Interest through May 23. Following review of these
statements, it is anticipated that no more than 100 organizations will
be invited, by July 18, to submit formal applications. Formal
applications must be submitted through Grants.gov and will be accepted
through Sept. 12. See
for the full announcement.