The Disneyland CREATE Grants Program provides teachers with funds for materials that support visual and performing arts projects to enhance and support creativity in the classroom. This year, the Resort will provide up to $125,000 in grants to help fund innovative projects.
The Resort has contributed more than $1.5 million to support visual and performing arts programs impacting students at all grade levels since the program began in 1994.
“There is nothing quite like the moment when students start to ‘think’ like artists.” - Sharon St. Clair, retired elementary school teacher
Who May Apply:
- Applications will be accepted from full-time, district-employed teachers from K-12 public schools in the Orange County, CA school system.
- For complete eligibility information, please click here
Grants will be awarded in the following dollar amounts:
- Teachers in the city of Anaheim may request projects that cost up to $750 total.
- All other Orange County teachers may request projects that cost up to $600 total.
- Apply by submitting a classroom project on DonorsChoose.org from July 16 through October 19, 2012.
- For Fall 2012, teachers can submit 2 projects:
- One project for your classroom/students to enjoy.
- One project by which the entire school benefits.
- If your project is selected to receive funding through the Disneyland CREATE Grants program, it will be fully funded on October 30, 2012.
- If you have questions, please check out the DonorsChoose.org Help Center.
How To Apply:
- After July 16th, visit http://www.donorschoose.org/teachers to create your project request.
- Create a project on the DonorsChoose.org site, which will guide you through selecting items and describing the impact they will have on your classroom. Disneyland will consider projects whose total cost is $600 or less ($750 for Anaheim city schools). This is equivalent to $400-$450 in classroom materials ($500-$550 for Anaheim). Be sure to check your project’s total cost before submitting.
- Choose “Music & The Arts” as your project’s focus. In your essay, include the following information: how your project supports California VAPA standards and enriches student learning, the word “Disneyland,” and the timeline of when you plan to implement your projects.
- Your project will be posted online and available for funding from individual donors. If chosen by Disneyland, it will be fully funded in November.
Projects will be evaluated by DonorsChoose.org and the Disneyland Resort based on the creativity of the project and the ability for its fulfillment to provide a unique and worthwhile experience for students. In addition, we will also be looking for a detailed description of which content standards your project will support.
Please contact the DonorsChoose.org Customer Relations team at www.DonorsChoose.org/help with questions or concerns.
By proceeding to the application, you agree that the project listed on your application has been approved by and adheres to the standards and guidelines set forth by the school and district to which you are affiliated.