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We will have updated information regarding Artists in Education (AIE) applications on our website sometime next week. The AIE grant is always for the same amount each year and is guaranteed to your school district each year provided that you complete the Final Report and Grant Application when they are available.

Please know that last year, the AIE Application and Final Report request was sent to district representatives in May, and the AIE application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year was September 12th 2022. 

We will keep the same timeline this year.

Also, the 2023/24 booking request form should be available to access next week.

You can start booking artists for the 2023-24 School Year once the booking request form is available with the assurance that you will receive the AIE Grant provided you complete the application by September.

We expected to have the booking request form available online at the end of April, however we experienced technical difficulties which slowed things down. Please check this link on Friday to access the 2023/24 booking request form:


Artists in Education grants support artistic programming in schools across BC, including performances, workshops and residencies.

This district-level grant is allocated to all BC school districts, the Federation of Independent School Associations and the First Nations Schools Association. Each allocation considers the number of schools, number of students and geographic location of each district or association.

Who Can Apply?

School district representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply for this grant.

Goals of this Grant

  • Expose young people to performances that have artistic quality and educational merit.
  • Balance exposure of the arts to young people in remote, rural and urban environments.
  • Establish professional standards for arts practices and presentations in schools and expose BC’s children and youth to professional quality arts programming.
  • Develop, maintain and expand the market for professional artists working with children and youth.
  • Facilitate communication between the arts and education communities by developing mutual awareness, respect and appreciation.
  • Promote the arts as an area of study and professional employment.

How to Apply

Only one application per school district is accepted. Only district representatives may apply. Application forms are automatically sent to the district contact on file. For more information, contact [email protected].  

Artists in Education


funds disbursed to BC school districts for artistic performances and workshops

July 3, 2021

Deadline for AIE Application and Final Report

AIE Guidelines

Download the 2021 Goals & Guidelines

Get in Touch

Necole Hines
Program Manager, Booking & Touring
[email protected]
604-336-0626 ext 102


Artists in the Education grants are funded by the Province of British Columbia and the BC Arts Council.