Texas Cultural Trust Opens 2024 First Year Teacher Grant Applications

by Texas Cultural Trust

WHAT: The Texas Cultural Trust (TXCT) is pleased to announce the First Year Teacher Grant applications are open now through August 15. First Year Teacher Grants aim to incentivize highly qualified arts educators in serving Title I and rural communities and assist with the expenses associated with completing the first year of teaching an arts class in a public school. Awardees may apply their grants toward professional development, classroom enrichment, school supplies, field trips, and additional resources to enhance the quality of arts education. 

Applicants must be entering their first year as a public school teacher; under contract with a rural, Title 1 campus; and TEA certified as an arts educator. Recipients of the award will be announced in the fall and will receive a one-time grant in the amount of $1,500. This grant is intended to help alleviate costs associated with completing the first year as a teacher. 

Last year, TXCT awarded nine educators the First Year Teacher Grant, totaling $13,500 in grants. The organization has awarded 39 educators since 2019, totaling more than $58,000 in grants.

WHEN: Applications are open now through August 15

WHERE: Applicants can apply online at www.txculturaltrust.org



Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and increasing access and awareness for the arts across the state. Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Art Can, Texas Young Masters, Texas Women for the Arts, Partners in the Arts, and Arts Access. Texas Cultural Trust efforts are amplified by its partners, who are instrumental in the success of leading a cohesive voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state. For more information on the Texas Cultural Trust, please visit www.txculturaltrust.org. 

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