Funding Music: Guidelines for Grant Writing in the Music Classroom

Research paper by Rajan, R. S.

Indexed on: 02 Sep '16Published on: 23 Aug '16Published in: General Music Today


With music education’s continued unstable role within the school system, music educators are actively seeking external funding to support and augment their programs. However, there are many challenges involved with grant writing including understanding where to find potential funders, writing the proposal, developing a budget, and including an evaluation. This article outlines the basic guidelines for writing grants and pursuing funding to support music education initiatives with descriptions of granting agencies, composing the proposal, the submission and notification process, and suggestions for collaborating with classroom teachers and university faculty to pursue grants.