Below we have listed local and national grants that are available to teachers and that may support with classroom art projects or field trip assistance. If you would like to use the Hilliard Art Museum as a part of your application, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with text for your application.


The Acadiana Center for the Arts provides funds for teachers in the Lafayette Parish School System. The Arts Grants for Teachers program encourages teachers to design and develop artistically creative and innovative projects involving the visual and performing arts. Grants may range from $500 to $1500 depending on the number of teachers involved and if the project will be exhibited at the annual Student Arts Expo. Two grant rounds are available each year, deadlines are in December and June.


The Shining Light Foundation provides funds to assist students in need with field trip costs and other items such as musical instruments. Public school teachers and guidance counselors in Lafayette Parish who teach grades pre-K through 8th grade may apply on behalf of their student. No more than 5 applications per class per event will be considered. This application is available on a monthly basis.  Click here for the field trip application.


Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Grant applications may be submitted at the beginning of every school year. The application period is from August 1 through October 1.


Many teachers are often faced with the problem of inadequate funding for visual art supplies and struggle to provide meaningful arts experiences for their students. George's Art Closet is a program that addresses this need by awarding art supply kits to Louisiana art teachers and schools whose funding does not otherwise allow for the expense. The program awards two $1,000 kits each month to select elementary, middle, and high schools across Louisiana.


The Lily Sarah Grace foundation awards grants to elementary teachers at Title 1 schools in amounts up to $450. The grants support arts- infused inquiry based projects that focus on teaching creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and community.


The Reese Teacher Fellowship is open to all high school educators. This $4,000 fellowship includes a month long research residency at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Fellows are selected on the basis of their project’s potential to enrich high school curriculum based on an interdisciplinary connection between American art primary and secondary print resources and a subject topic.


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Grants Resources


Kennedy Center ArtsEdge

Wolftrap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts

Louisiana A+ Schools

Education Closet Arts Integration and Steam Resources

AcA Arts Integrated Teacher Workshops

Visual Thinking Strategies

Alexandria Museum of Art Teacher Workshops

Museum of Modern Art

School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Other Museum Resources

Acadiana Center for the Arts


Local Learning

New Orleans Museum of Art

Met Kids

Museum of Modern Art

Tate for Teachers

Tate Kids

National Gallery of Art for Teachers

National Gallery of Art Kids Zone

Crystal Bridges

The Getty


Professional Development


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