In 2001, The Dana Foundation created the Arts Education program with a sole focus of providing grants to support professional development for teaching artists and in-school arts specialists. The first several years of grants were to programs in New York City, Washington,DC, Los Angeles and to organizations with a 50 mile radius of the three.
The Rural Initiative launched in 2006 with 6 grants awarded to organizations providing professional development in rural areas of the United States.
These granting programs ended in 2010. In its nine years of support for Teaching Artist Training, Dana awarded 214 grants for a total of $8,576,900. To see a description of grants awarded, please use the search function below.