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September 15, 2016

Arts Grants for BC Schools

Arts Grants for BC Schools

Back to school! It's a busy time of year and teachers' imaginations are overflowing with ideas about how activate their classrooms in the year ahead. As BC teachers know firsthand, embracing the arts is effective and exciting way to make a positive impact on the way students engage with learning.

ArtStarts helps schools bring their creative ideas to life with grants that support arts in education. Here are three grants that BC teachers can apply for this Fall, to support their endeavours in the 2016-17 school year...

1. Artists in the Classroom Grants

Artists in the Classroom grants bring professional artists into schools for rich and memorable learning experiences. 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. AIC grants are funded by BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia's Creative Futures program.

Looking for inspiration?

The deadline to apply is October 17, 2016. Learn more at


2. Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund

Bring your class to a live performance! Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund encourages and assists young people to attend quality live performances of classical and traditional music, opera and ballet. Grants of up to $500 are available to support schools in purchasing tickets for students. Grants may cover up to 60% of ticket price, to a maximum subsidy of up to $5 per ticket. Supported by the Cherniavsky Junior Club for the Performing Arts Society, Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund was named after an endowment created by Jan Cherniavsky, a world-renowned classical pianist.

The deadline to apply is November 10, 2016. Learn more at


3. Arts in Education Council of BC Fund

The AIECBC Fund offers grants to support teachers' professional development in the arts. Grants of up to $500 can be used to assist in the presentation or attendance of professional development workshops, clinics or seminars designed to increase the appreciation of the arts for K-12 teachers in BC schools.

The deadline to apply is October 28, 2016. Learn more at

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