Important update: Cherniavsky's Mr Music Fund has been suspended for the 2020/21 school year. Read on for virtual programming opportunities 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.
Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators, school administrators and PAC Representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply for this grant.
This grant has been suspended for the 2020/21 school year. Please check back for updates.
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
This grant has been suspended for the 2020/21 school year.