Artists in the Classroom grants bring professional artists into schools for rich learning experiences.
Artists, Teachers, Principals and PAC Representatives can apply for Artists in the Classroom (AIC) Grants to bring professional artists into the classrooms. 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, strong curricular connections, high levels of student engagement and an active partnership between educators and professional artists.
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.
Educators: discover professional artists available to work with young people in your community. Search ArtStarts' Artists in the Classroom Directory.
Artists, teachers, principals and PAC representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply for this grant.
Find out if your project is a good candidate by taking the Eligibility Quiz. Review the Grant Application Guidelines before you start. Download the Application Form, complete it and email with your CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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students took part in AIC projects in the 2016-17 school year
May 25, 2018
Deadline to Apply
October 18, 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.