About the Program
The Indiana Arts Commission’s Partnering Arts, Communities, and Education (PACE) arts integration research program is establishing a model for elementary schools and artists / arts organizations to achieve long-term, in-depth, and sustainable partnerships in the classroom. PACE matches teaching artists with classrooms for focused, year-long arts experiences aligning with academic curriculum, and integrated into classroom literacy activities.
|1 Partner School||+||1 Partner Organization||+||Teaching Artists|
|Committment from teachers and administrators local and district-wide||Leading the grant writing and program management||Implementing workshops on arts and arts integration|
Recent data collected indicates arts integration helps improve student attitudes and may be positively influencing literacy development. PACE research is ongoing and expanding into three new schools this year for a total of nine partnerships statewide that are impacting 771 students at critical stages of academic development. We applaud you for playing a significant role in this groundbreaking initiative.
Current PACE Partnerships
|Grant Recipient||Partner School||PACE Program Status||Grade Level(s)||Discipline||City||Region|
|Young Audiences Indiana, Inc. (Arts for Learning)||Pine Elementary School||Year 3||4, 5||Dance||Michigan City||1|
|Robinson Community Learning Center at the University of Notre Dame||McKinley Primary Center||Year 3||4||Theatre||South Bend||2|
|Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC)||South Wayne Elementary School||Year 2||1, 2||Dance||Fort Wayne||3|
|Marion Community School of the Arts||John W. Kendall Elementary||Planning Phase||2||Music||Marion||5|
|Indiana State University's Community School of the Arts||Meadows Elementary School||Year 3||1, 2, 3||Visual Arts||Terre Haute||6|
|Arts Council of Indianapolis||IPS #5 James Russell Lowell||Planning Phase||3||Theatre||Indianapolis||7|
|Brown County Art Guild||Van Buren Elementary School||Year 2||1, 2||Visual Arts||Nashville||8|
|Arts Council of Southern Indiana||S. Ellen Elementary||Planning Phase||3, 4||Visual Arts||New Albany||12|
Who's eligible to apply?
A 501c3 arts organization or eligible school may submit the proposal.
Current eligible schools will be:
- Indiana elementary public, private, parochial, or charter schools.
- Schools performing below the state average passing rate on spring 2015/2016 state standardized assessments in English/Language Arts and Math (51.6%) and having a Free/Reduced Meal rate above 45%.
- Programs should not be continuations or expansions of existing partnerships but may include schools that have had limited arts experiences outside of the regular arts classroom.
Ready to apply?
Those interested in applying for a PACE grant are welcome to inquire year-round. Please contact the program manager Stephanie Haines at shaines@iac.IN.gov or call (317) 232-1274.
Documents you'll need to complete your application
- PACE Guidelines
- Free and reduced meal information
- English/Language Arts and Math state standardized assessment information
- IAC Regional Map