Funding Opportunities

Cultural Education and Your Classroom

Cultural education refers to organized programs or learning experiences rooted in arts & humanities, natural sciences, and history & heritage. This connects well with P-12 content areas including, but not limited to, arts, science, and social studies. Cultural education forms an important part of a broad and balanced curriculum and helps us understand and appreciate the world around us. It cultivates a sense of wonder and belonging.

Cultural Education can occur both in and out of classroom. There are a variety of ways to seek support in bringing cultural education to your students. Seek a materials donation for in-classroom projects, connect with free pass programs to visit cultural institutions, or request resources from partner organizations such as on-demand videos, virtual field trips, and kit loans. Finally, many organizations offer funding to support field trips, speaker stipends, or project supplies.

Connecting with Experiences:

Boards of Cooperational Services (BOCES)
Cool Culture New York City New York State
Find Your Local Library
I Love NY
WNET Parenting Minutes: NYC’s Cultural Resources

Potential Funding Sources for Cultural Education:

Community Foundations
Field Trip Grants
Local Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
New York State Teacher Centers

Ask your administration or school district foundation what funding may be available to support cultural education.