For Schools


Funding support for Artists in Schools and Communities

Strategic Investment Grants for the Arts provide up to $1,000 in matching funds to professional artists, nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations and Pre K12 teachers in Montana


Poetry Out Loud is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with State Arts Agencies. It encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.


A Report on the Status of Arts Education in Montana: 2009-2010 School Year

The Artists in Schools and Communities Registry lists professional working artists available for school and community residencies.

Adaptations for Using the Arts in Elementary Classrooms offers examples in all the art forms for a variety of disabilities

Teachers can find more about folklife in the classroom including lesson plans and activities.

Quotes from MAC Artists in the Schools/Communities Residencies

State of the Arts is published six times a year by the Montana Arts Council. Montanans can receive the newspaper for free.

The Arts Improve Education lists several resources for arts education advocacy.

Teacher Professional Development has listings of workshops in Montana and a link to Professional Development grants for teachers.

Podcasts for Educators developed by former Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe. The 15-minute podcasts are designed for educators to use in teaching creative writing, especially poetry.

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