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Tryon Fine Arts Center – Arts in Education offers teachers grants up to $500 in support of projects which seek to increase student achievement and growth through superlative arts instruction. These funds are for projects not supported through normal school operating budgets. Proposals are evaluated by an independent committee and grants are awarded based on available funds.

Applications will be due (date TBD). You may submit them in person, or via US mail to: Tryon Fine Arts Center Attn: Executive Director 34 Melrose Avenue Tryon, North Carolina 28782.

Alternately you may request an application via email by submitting the form to the left.

Grant winners will be notified by mid-September, 2024.

Spartanburg District One 2022 – 2023 funded projects.

McKensie Revels


New Prospect Elementary
Briana Wright, Principal

“Digital Done Right: Improving the Professional Quality for All”
Money will be used for webcams and ring lights to enhance production of photography, dance, music, and other arts projects.

Lori Lonon

Gifted/ Talented Grade 4

Landrum Elementary
Brian Murray, Principal

“Creativity Rising” Money will be used for a field trip and materials to create masks and other cultural artworks connected with the book “Esperanza Rising.”

Jennifer St. Charles

Music 4-5

Campobello-Gramling Elementary
Jeremy Darby, Principal

“Strumming Fun” Money will allow purchase of eleven ukuleles for instrument instruction.

Danielle Whitlow

Gifted/ Talented Grade 4

Inman Intermediate School
Karen Bush, Principal

“Get Meta With Matisse” Money will buy materials for creating linocut self-portraits inspired by Henri Matisse.

Hague Williams

Art 9-12

Landrum High School
Kegan Flynn, Principal

“Art of the Negative” Money will purchase materials for creating artwork demonstrating positive and negative space.

Polk County Schools 2022 – 2023 funded projects.

Eric Eaton

Social Studies Grade 8

Polk County Middle School
Todd Murphy, Principal

“Quilting Carolina: North Carolina and US History Through Quilts” Money will be used for materials to create quilt squares, incorporating math, art, and social studies. 

Kimberley Benson

Music 6-8

Polk County Middle School
Todd Murphy, Principal

“Technology in the Bandroom” Money will purchase apps that will allow students to improve musicianship by practicing sightreading and receiving instant feedback while practicing.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.