Artists in the Classroom grants bring professional artists into schools for rich learning experiences.
AIC grants support projects in schools across BC that demonstrate artistic excellence, high levels of student engagement, strong curricular connections, and an active partnership between an educator and a professional artist.
Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators, school administrators, PAC representatives and artists in British Columbia are eligible to apply for this grant.
Grants of up to $3,500 for small to medium scale projects and grants of up to $10,000 for large scale projects are available. AIC grants can fund up to 70% of total project costs and can only cover eligible expenses. The remaining 30% of costs, including ineligible expenses, must be covered by other sources secured by the applicant including contributions from the school district, school, PAC, private sponsors and individual donations.
The following blog posts are intended to help answer some frequently asked questions about AIC grants, spark exciting project ideas and help translate those ideas onto paper.
Looking for examples of successful AIC projects?
Read the Guidelines and email us your completed Application Form.
students took part in AIC projects in the 2016-17 school year
October 16, 2017
Deadline to Apply
May 25, 2018
Deadline to Apply
Watch this video highlighting a successful AIC project.
Be inspired by creative projects successfully supported by Artists in the Classroom grants. Browse our list of funded projects—or search by artistic discipline, curriculum, region of BC, school name or school year.
The ArtStarts Gallery is the only free, public gallery in Canada exclusively dedicated to young people’s art. Exhibitions often showcase projects from Artists in the Classroom grants.