ArtsSmarts brings together artists, teachers, and students to explore the formal education curriculum using an art form as a means of discovery and co-learning. For example, music might be used to teach mathematics, or animation applied to the study of history. ArtsSmarts envisions a sustainable, inclusive educational system that nurtures students’ development as critical thinkers and agents of change by engaging them in learning as an ongoing creative process. ArtsSmarts is grounded in local collaboration between educators and artists.
ArtsSmarts I grants support the foundation work needed for teachers and a local professional artist to develop skills, capacity, and confidence in using the arts as a tool for exploration and learning in core curriculum.
Please contact the Arts and Learning Program Consultant at 204-945-2237.
ArtsSmarts II grants are available to support the development of long-term arts-integrated projects and collaborations between schools and local artists.
Deadline: April 15
For a copy of the program application with guidelines click here.
For a copy of the General Guidelines click here.
Photo Permission Form
Download the Arts Education Photo Permission Form
Acknowledgement of the support provided by the ArtsSmarts program must be included in publicity materials.