APL School Application 2019 - 2020
Funding awarded through Arts Partners for Learning (APL) will provide programs between September 2019 and June 2020.

APL is an initiative managed by Young Audiences of Western New York.
The goals of this initiative is to expand access to arts education for children in Western New York, and improve the capacity of cultural organizations to provide creative learning programs.

Eligibility: Your school is eligible if you are a Public or Charter School and/or have a student population where at least 30% of students qualify for a free or reduced lunch, or, lack regular visual arts and music instruction or arts enrichment opportunities. Programs must occur during the school day. There must be a dedicated, private workspace available for students. Schools that apply early will be given priority.
All questions must be answered or your application will not be considered.

Accepted schools will be partnered with one or more cultural organizations listed below. Applicants may select their preferred program, but are not guaranteed their selected partnership. Partnership decisions are made based on the application narrative and budget. Programs with each cultural organization will consist of a minimum of 5 in-class workshops, or 1 field trip plus a minimum of 2 in-class workshops. In-class workshops have a capacity of 30 students. In most cases, several workshops can be held in one day to maximize student participation.

Call the Young Audiences of Western New York office at (716) 881-0917 or email allison@yawny.org with any questions.
For more information visit aplwny.org.
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General School Information
School Name
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School Address
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County
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Main School Contact: Name & Title
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Main Contact Phone Number
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Main Contact Email
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Secondary Contact: Name & Title
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Secondary Contact Phone Number
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Secondary Contact Email
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Name of Accounts Payable Contact Person
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Accounts Payable Phone Number
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Accounts Payable Email
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School Funding Match
APL programs are funded by the APL grant, plus your school's match. The number of days of programming are dependant on your school's provided match, as well as how many students participate, and the cultural organization(s) that you request to partner with.
Principal's Name
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Principal's Phone Number
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Principal's Email
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By checking the below box and typing their name, the Principal supports this programming in our school and commits to paying the match amount selected above.
Note: a formal MOU will be sent following acceptance to the program and confirmation of cultural partners
Principal's Signature
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School Demographics
Percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Lunch at your School
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Number of times per week every student receives Visual Arts Instruction
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Number of times per week every student receives Music Instruction
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Number of times per week every student receives Theater Instruction
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Number of times per week every student receives Dance Instruction
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Number of students at your school
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Number of cultural enrichment opportunities planned this year by your school (i.e. field trips to museums or artist visits)
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APL Program Specifics
For APL programs occurring between September 2019 and June 2020.
APL programs are funded by the APL grant, plus your school's match. The number of days of programming are dependant on how many students participate and the cultural organization(s) that you choose to partner with.
Program Schedule
Grade level(s) participating in APL Program
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Number of classes in each grade participating in program
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Approximate number of students in each class participating in program. Note: Max. 30 students per in-class workshop
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Approximate number of desired APL in-class workshops. NOTE: Depending on class size, some workshops may be held over two days in order for each students in a grade to participate. Please give your best guess as to how many workshops will fit into your school schedule.
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Desired number of APL program field trips. Include grade level and class size for each. NOTE: Schools are responsible for covering the cost of bussing. School match does not cover bussing cost.
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Cultural Partner(s)
Please select program(s) of interest from the partnering cultural organizations listed below.
For detailed program descriptions visit: https://aplwny.org/programs/
Note: Programs with each cultural organization are a minimum of 3 classroom visits, OR 1 field trip plus a minimum of 2 classroom visits
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo Architecture Foundation
Buffalo Audubon Society
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Explore & More Children's Museum
Explore Buffalo
Martin House
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Infinity Visual & Performing Arts
Roycroft Campus
Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center
Starlight Studio & Art Gallery
Tifft Nature Preserve
Ujima Theater Company Inc.
Western New York Book Arts Center
Narrative
No more than 500 word narrative that describes your school's need for quality arts programming and why this programming is important to your school. The narrative should also address your need for financial assistance.
Describe your goals for this program. Explain how this program will help achieve school curricular goals, and what you hope to accomplish. Please include details from your school plan and opportunities to align with specific curricular elements. Note in your narrative the one or more cultural groups you are requesting to work with, and why.
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