The Artists in Schools program supports arts-enriched learning experiences through Manitoban artists working in the classroom with students from Nursery to Grade 12 in Manitoba schools. 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.How it works for artists How it works for schools
What you can apply for
Through the Learn – Artists in Schools program, MAC funds projects that immerse students in the arts and engage them in creative exploration of meaningful issues. Two types of projects can be funded:
- 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, 2020), MAC is only accepting applications for short-term projects.
Who can apply
- Professional artists
- Arts/cultural professionals
- Indigenous Knowledge Keepers
- Professional arts groups
- Professional arts organizations
NOTE: Organizations receiving operating funding from the Manitoba Arts Council are not eligible to apply to this program.
- You may submit multiple applications to each deadline
- An application may only include one school. All schools are eligible as long as they are listed in either the First Nations Operated School Directory or the Manitoba Education and Training Schools in Manitoba Directory.
- A school may only be part of one application per deadline
- A school may only participate in one project per school year
- Applicants may receive MAC grants up to a maximum of $30,000 per year
- One artist: up to a maximum of $7,500 per application
- Two or more artists: up to a maximum of $15,000 per application
- Three-year projects: a three-year renewable commitment of funding up to a maximum of $15,000 per year
- June 5, 2020: for projects September to the end of June (2020/2021 school year)
- October 5, 2020: for projects January to the end of June (2020/2021 school year)
- Guidelines and application form preview
- School Guide
- School Commitment Form
- The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning’s (CNAL) Canada’s Map of Arts & Learning Connecting teachers with Manitoba artists, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, arts/cultural workers, arts groups and organizations working in arts and learning.
- Additional resources