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Arts Educator Grants are available to public school arts educators in Orange County Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools seeking professional and/or artistic development. This program will provide four $500 grants for a variety of expenses and is designed to assist arts educators in advancing their careers.

The grants are available to any public school educator in Orange County teaching in the visual or performing arts pursing professional and/or artistic development opportunities taking place through the 2023 calendar year . The application deadline is 11:59pm on Monday, April 3, 2023.


  • Travel expenses related to workshops or seminars, or to do research related to his/her art form, such as meals, lodging and transportation.
  • Expenses related to workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the teacher’s abilities and/or allow the acquisition of Continuing Education Units, such as registration fees, substitute teacher costs, or required supplies.
  • Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of work which is considered to be essential to the advancement of his/her teaching career.

 Arts Educator Grant Program funds may not be used for the following:

  • Student travel
  • The completion of baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degrees
  • Classroom supplies


 Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements

  • Must be a full-time preK-12th grade teacher in the visual or performing arts at any school within Orange County Public Schools or Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Must be returning to the classroom in the consecutive school year


  • Application deadline: Monday, April 3, 11:59pm
  • Award notification: No later than Friday, April 14
  • Funds disbursement: No later than Friday, May 5
  • Grant completion deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Grant report due: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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