This resource list provides a variety of information for artists, educators, parents, and those interested in exploring various local and state arts organizations. Find details on artist residencies and workshops, sources of funding, and how to apply for grants or scholarships.


Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) (Arts in Education Grants)

410-767-6476 (Arts in Education office)

MSAC Arts in Education Grant (formerly AiE Visiting Performer and Artist-in-Residence)
The MSAC Arts in Education Grant provides matching funds to eligible Maryland-based nonprofit organizations and government entities (including schools) to support educational programming led by artists on MSAC’s Teaching Artist Roster. Browse Artivate’s MSAC Teaching Artist Roster artists and find more information about the grant process on the MSAC’s website. Contact us if you are interested in applying for an Arts in Education Grant with one of Artivate’s artists – we’ll help you plan for programming, connect with your artist, and complete your application.

Funding opportunities may also be available through County Arts Agencies in Maryland – find your county’s arts agency here:


Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) (Artists in Education Grants) (Performing Arts Touring Assistance Grants)

VCA Artists in Education Grants
VCA Artists in Education Grants provide Virginia’s preK-12 students and teachers with opportunities to work with professional artists in a school setting or through after-school or summer activities. Grants may support programs that enhance arts instruction in schools, professional development for artists and educators, or work with adult populations in community settings. Teaching Artists may be proposed in the application with documentation of the artist’s qualifications or selected from the Commission’s Artist Roster, available online. Visit the VCA website to find out more about Artists in Education Grants. Contact us if you’d like to apply for VCA funding for Artivate artists.

VCA Performing Arts Touring Assistance Grants
VCA Performing Arts Touring Assistance Grants support touring by Virginia performing artists and ensembles within the state of Virginia. The touring activities are restricted to those listed in the Commission’s annual Tour Directory. Any not-for-profit organization (including schools) meeting the Basic Eligibility criteria can apply to receive a touring assistance grant to support these activities. Visit the Virginia Commission for the Arts website to find out more about Performing Arts Touring Assistance Grants. Contact us if you’d like to apply for VCA funding for eligible Artivate artists.

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

The Humanities Project, Arlington Public Schools



Loudoun Arts Council

Prince William County Arts Council

Find a complete list of Virginia’s county and local arts agencies here:

District of Columbia

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Other Funding Sources & Resources

Candid (formerly Foundation Center & GuideStar)

National PTA

Parent Teacher Organizations