Learn – Artists in Schools

The Artists in Schools program invests in future generations by supporting arts-enriched learning experiences for Manitoba students from Nursery to Grade 12. In this program, Manitoban artists work with teachers to develop and deliver projects that immerse students in the arts and engage them in creative exploration of meaningful issues. The intent of the program is to motivate and excite students to realize their full potential, acknowledge their role in the community, and value the importance of the arts.

If you are new to this program and are interested in learning more, visit our dedicated Artists in Schools website at artistsinschools.ca. There you will find our Artist Listing, a public resource for Manitoba educators to search and find artists ready to partner in an Artists in Schools grant application.

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What you can apply for

  • Short-term projects, which must be completed in a single school year
  • Three-year projects*, intended to be long-term collaborative projects between teachers and artists with a track record in arts-based inquiry. Schools that host three-year projects are required to provide opportunities for participating teachers to attend planning sessions.

*Note: The review of applications for three-year projects has been suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19. For the current intake (deadline: October 5, 2021), MAC is only accepting applications for short-term projects.

Who can apply

NOTE: Organizations receiving operating funding from the Manitoba Arts Council are not eligible to apply to this program.

Application Limits

Note: Due to COVID-19, schools may participate in two (rather than one) projects during the 2021-2022 school year.

Grant amount

  • One artist: up to $7,500 per application
  • Two or more artists: up to $15,000 per application
  • Three-year projects: a three-year renewable commitment of funding up to $15,000 per year


  • October 5, 2021: for projects January to the end of June (2021/2022 school year)
  • June 5, 2022: for projects September to the end of June (2022/2023 school year)