Artists in the Classroom grants bring professional artists into schools for rich learning experiences.
Through AIC, artists and educators collaborate to expand the role of arts in education and activate learning for young people across BC. 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 educators and professional artists.
Artists, teachers, principals and PAC representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply for this grant.
Grants of up to $3,500 for small-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.
We have put together practical resources for teachers and artists in the classroom to help you deepen your understanding of arts in education and provide tips and tools that can be used when putting together your application and executing the project.
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.