Title IV Funding and the Arts
Title IV, Part A is a federal funding source available to traditional public school districts and public charter schools (click link to view eligible schools and allocations) that receive Title I funds. There are three main areas of focus under Title IV:
- Well-rounded educational opportunities
- Social and emotional supports
- Effective technology use and integration
All of those focus areas can be addressed through the arts. Research shows that the arts have many benefits including improved academic performance, social/emotional health, collaboration skills, and critical thinking.
The Indiana Arts Commission and your local arts community are ready to support you!
Need help getting started utilizing the arts for your Title IV funding?
We've put together a robust resource list with examples of arts programs that address the issues Title IV focuses on to help you find organizations that can fulfill your creative needs in your school.
- Click here to download the resource list.
- Examples of arts experiences funded by Title IV.
- Click here to download a list of frequently asked questions and answers.
- Research support from the Department of Education, ESSA grant guide appendix excerpt
- Fourth Grade Teaching Resource – Art Smart Indiana
Read the entire ESSA grant guide online here.
Title IV applications are open now through August 31, 2018.
Looking for one-on-one support?
Contact our arts-in-schools specialist.
Arts Education and Accessibility Manager
Indiana Arts Commission
(317) 232 -1274