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Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund

Important update: Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund was suspended for the 2020/21 school year. Stay tuned for updates about in-person programming for the upcoming school year! Read on for virtual programming opportunities we've compiled that reflect the spirit of Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund. 

While we await updates on the state of live performance art throughout the pandemic, here are a few places that offer virtual classical music programming: 

Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund encourages and assists young people to attend quality live performances of classical and traditional music, opera and ballet.

Qualifying performances include recognized orchestral and opera companies; choral events; classical and modern ballet; chamber music; classical soloists in concert or recital. Please note that in-school performances and workshops do not qualify for this funding.

Who Can Apply?

Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators, school administrators and PAC Representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply for this grant. 

How to Apply

This grant was suspended for the 2020/21 school year. Please check back for updates about the 2021/22 school year. 

If you need to follow-up on your 2019/20 application, email [email protected] and reference your grant number.

Each year ArtStarts receives more applications than can be funded, so grants are distributed by lottery. Successful applicants will be notified within 3 months of the deadline. Please submit your receipts when you have them to expedite the reimbursement process, although a submission of receipts does not guarantee that you have been awarded the grant. 


students attended a classical and traditional music, opera or ballet in the 2018-19 school year

Important update

This grant was suspended for the 2020/21 school year.

Applications Closed

Grant Guidelines (for reference)

Get in Touch

Lily Cryan
Program Manager
[email protected]
604-336-0626 ext 111

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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.