Grants to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC Teachers to Provide Students With Educational Performing Arts Experiences

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Foundation / Corporation

 Funding Source:

Wolf Trap

Deadline Date:



Grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC high school teachers in eligible regions to provide students with educational performing arts experiences. Collaboration among teachers is encouraged. Eligible applicants teach theater, dance, or music in public high schools in Washington, DC; Montgomery County, Maryland; Prince George’s County, Maryland; Loudoun County, Virginia; Arlington County, Virginia; Fairfax County, Virginia; or Falls Church City, Virginia.

Most grant projects fall under one or more of the following categories:

  • Artist Residencies – Wolf Trap will support residencies with professional performing artists to support and supplement classroom work leading to student performance.
  • Commissions – Wolf Trap will support a teacher, student, or visiting guest artist in the creation of an original dance, music, or theatre piece for a specific group of students that would be performed by the students in concert.
  • Master Classes – Wolf Trap will support a visiting guest artist to teach a series of master classes to students in conjunction with class study and student performance.
  • Technology in the Arts – Wolf Trap will support technological improvements that may allow for further educational opportunities in the arts and encourage technical and media applications in instruction leading to integration of technology in student performance.
  • Arts and the Environment – Wolf Trap celebrates the relationship between art and nature, using the arts to help protect the environment. Grantees are encouraged to consider “green” projects and to create a culture of environmental responsibility in their performing arts programs.
  • Arts Integration – Wolf Trap will support collaborations that explore core subjects or STEM classes through an artistic discipline. Grantees are encouraged to work with teachers of different disciplines to find innovative ways to reach learning goals and display student learning through a performance.
  • Arts and Social Change – Wolf Trap values the impact the arts can have in addressing community inequalities. Grantees are encouraged to center their projects around a student-identified issue of concern within their community and use the performing arts to raise awareness, inspire dialogue, and offer solutions.


  • The majority of the grant money must be used for student instruction and learning. With prior approval from Wolf Trap, minimal funds may be used to purchase equipment if it is a major component of the project.
  • Teachers are encouraged to work with colleagues within their schools and/or across the county.
  • The project should culminate in a student performance or presentation of learning. Grantee schools may be invited to attend a performance and reception at the historic Barns at Wolf Trap in the spring of 2023.

 GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198593

Number of Grants:

For the 2022-2023 school year, Wolf Trap will award grants to a select number of public high school teachers who are working to bring new and exciting performing arts experiences to their students.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award will not exceed $5,000.

Term of Contract:

All grant projects must take place during the 2022-2023 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a public high school teacher of music, dance or theater currently teaching in Washington, DC; Montgomery County, Maryland; Prince George’s County, Maryland; Loudoun County, Virginia; Arlington County, Virginia; Fairfax County, Virginia; or Falls Church City, Virginia.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates
– September 1, 2022 – Application deadline
– September 12, 2022 – Grant awardees notified
– October 3, 2022 – Grantee orientation
– Spring 2023 – Performance and reception at The Barns at Wolf Trap

Grant awardees are selected by Wolf Trap Foundation in conjunction with the selected review panel and will receive notification via email by October 3, 2022. Applicants that are not selected will be notified soon after the final decisions are made.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source’s website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Should you have any questions prior to submitting an application, please contact or 703.937.6304.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery County and Prince George’s County;   Virginia: Loudoun County, Arlington County, Fairfax County;   Washington, DC


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