SEED Grant Information:
A grant program for schools & community groups

Planting Seeds of Knowledge (SEEDS) is a grant program for Wisconsin schools and other community groups to work with qualified Native Artists in interactive and engaging residencies, workshops and performances. Our Artists are trained to work in educational settings with teachers and students, integrating curriculum, creativity, and culture.

Grant Cycle: August 1 - April 1

Funding for these grants is made possible by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Oneida Tribe. For more info, email Kim Wurst or call (920) 496-5256.

Grant Guidelines

1.   Funding is available on a first come, first served basis from August 1 to April 1 each fiscal       year or until funds are depleted.

A.  Schools may apply for up to 100% of the approved artist fees at the SEEDS       eligible funding.
B.   Schools may apply for up to 100% of the approved artists fees for teacher        in-services and trainings.   
C.   Non-profit organizations or public/private colleges and universities may apply       for up to 50% of the approved artist fees at the SEEDS eligible funding.

2.   Each school within a district may apply for up to $3,000 and/or 2 SEEDS grants per school        year.

3.   Additional costs (performance rate exceeding SEEDS eligible grant rate, mileage, lodging,       some supplies, and special arrangements with Artist) are the responsibility of the applying      school district or organization and due to the Artist on the last day of performance.


 

SEEDS Artist Rates
SEEDS ELIGIBLE GRANT RATES
4-Day Residency (4-full days, 5 hours min. each day) $1,500.00
Full Day Workshops Rate (5 hours min.) $400.00 $400.00
Assembly/Large Group Performance (45-90 min., 150+ students) $500.00
2nd Assembly/Large Group Performance (back-to-back, 45-90 min., 150+ students) $150.00
 

Application Process

Step 1: Talk to the Artist.

1.  Determine what artist(s) you are interested in bringing into your classroom from the       Approved Artist Roster. 
2.  Make sure he/she is available the days you’re requesting.
3.  Discuss curriculum, times needed to complete the project, needs and supplies needed. Plan      this event like you are planning a class with another teacher.
         • Does the artist provide supplies? Will the school need to provide supplies?
4.  What are your expectations? What do you need the artist to provide?
5.  What additional costs does the artist have not included in the SEEDS Grant?
         •Performance rate exceeding SEEDS eligible grant rate
         •Mileage
         • Supplies
         •Hotel Arrangements (Must be made and paid by the school district/organization.)

Step 2: Talk to your administrator.

This person has to sign the SEEDS Grant Application; therefore, you want to make sure they will approve additional costs. Additionally, it always good to know when there are guest presenters and instructors for immersion programs on Indian culture.

Step 3: Submit the Grant Application.

1.  Complete and send the SEEDS Grant Application at least FOUR (4) weeks prior to the       proposed engagement.
2.  Applications are accepted in the order received. Funding is distributed on a first come, first      served basis. One application per artist.
3.  Additional costs (performance rate exceeding SEEDS eligible grant rate, mileage, lodging,      some supplies, and special arrangements with Artist) are the responsibility of the applying      school district or organization and due to the Artist on the last day of performance.
4.  Each school/organization will receive electronic notification of an approved or denied      application.
5.  An invoice on behalf of the Artist will be mailed to the school, which will include all agreed      upon expenses.
6.  A SEEDS Grant check will be mailed to school before each residency.
7.  It is the school's responsibility to issue a check to the Artist on the last day of the residency.
8.  Funding is for educational activities only. Though "career days, school enrichment days, and      classroom guests" are wonderful, we do not fund these activities.
9.  A tribal school may apply for SEEDS artist(s) that bring different cultural experiences.

Step 4: Follow up with the artist.

1.  Provide the Artist with directions to your school.
2.  Obtain Artist’s cell phone number and give phone number he/she may best reach you in case      anything happens.
3.  Communicate an arrival time for set up and presentation.
4.  After your residency is complete, please complete an Artist Evaluation and Artist Schedule      form. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated!
5.  Schools/organizations in "Good Standing” with ONAP remains eligible for SEEDS grants each      year. Those that have received funding, but have not submitted final evaluation and      a complete schedule are ineligible to receive funding the following school year.  

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