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Artists in the Classroom (AIC) Grant

Grants to British Columbia K-12 Artists, Teachers,
and Administrators for Classroom Art Projects

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Grants of up to $3,500 and grants of up to $10,000 to British Columbia K-12 artists, teachers, principals, and PAC representatives to partner with professional artists for educational arts projects. Funding is intended to expose children and youth to artistic experiences and explore connections to the arts to support student learning.

AIC Grants will be awarded as follows:

-Up to $3,500 for small to medium-scale projects.

-Up to $10,000 for large-scale projects. Large-scale projects are projects that may unfold over an extended period of time, involve multiple artists or engage the entire school. A limited number of large-scale grants are awarded per intake.

Projects must:

-Engage a BC-based professional artist, preferably local to the community (see definition of professional artist below);

-Take place during school hours with K-12 students enrolled at standard public or independent schools;

-Be planned for the future and cannot have been completed prior to application;

-Not be receiving funding from BC Arts Council or other ArtStarts sources for the same project.

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GrantWatch ID#: 175527

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $3,500 for small to medium scale projects and grants of up to $10,000 for large scale projects are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists, teachers, principals and PAC representatives can apply for Artists in the Classroom (AIC) grants.

Definition of Professional Artist:

A professional artist is defined as someone who has specialized training in the arts (not necessarily in academic institutions); is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition); is committed to devoting more time to his or her artistic activity, if financially possible; and has a history of public presentation.

Take the eligibility quiz to find out if your project is a good candidate for an Artists in the Classroom grant:

Pre-Application Information:

AIC grants can fund up to 70% of total project costs and can only cover eligible expenses. The remaining 30% of costs, including ineligible expenses, must be covered by other sources secured by the applicant including contributions from the school district, school, PAC, private sponsors and individual donations.

Upcoming Deadlines:
- May 25, 2018
-October 18, 2018

Applicants will be notified of their status within three months of the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by email. Results will not be released by telephone.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed application to

Emily Beam, Grants Manager or
604-336-0626 ext 110

808 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3A7

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Canada: British Columbia