APL School Application 2021 - 2022
Funding awarded through Arts Partners for Learning (APL) will provide programs between November 2021 and June 2022.

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, 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.
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General School Information
School Name
School Address
Main School Contact: Name & Title
Main Contact: Phone Number
Main Contact: Email
Secondary Contact: Name & Title
Secondary Contact: Phone Number
Secondary Contact: Email
School Demographics
Percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Lunch
Number of times per week every student receives: Visual Arts Instruction
Number of times per week every student receives: Music Instruction
Number of times per week every student receives: Theater Instruction
Number of times per week every student receives: Dance Instruction
Number of students at your school
Number of cultural enrichment opportunities your school planned this year (i.e. field trips to museums or artist visits)
APL Program Specifics
Note: APL Programs may be offered virtually or in-person depending on the program and the school's restrictions
Is your school accepting in-person programs? If so, please outline any COVID restrictions.
Grade level(s) participating in the APL Program
Number of classes in each grade participating in the APL program
Approximate number of students in each class participating in the APL program. Note: Max. 30 students per in-class workshop
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.
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 Audubon Society
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Roycroft Campus
Tifft Nature Preserve
Western New York Book Arts Center
Theatre of Youth Company, Inc.
Burchfield Penney Art Center
The Foundry, Net Positive Inc
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
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.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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