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Arts Education Access Program

Grants to Manitoba Nonprofits and Local
Governments for Youth Arts Programming

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Manitoba Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage

Deadline Date:

10/01/17 Postmarked or Hand Delivered


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Manitoba nonprofit community organizations and local governments to provide educational arts programming to underserved children and youth. Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff prior to applying. Applications will be accepted from community-based arts and cultural organizations and community service groups involved in delivering curriculum-based arts education programming in partnership with schools and educational institutions.

The program objective is to increase accessibility to curriculum-based arts education programming for children and youth in underserved communities. Priority will be given to communities with the lowest levels of existing arts programming.

Grants are intended as seed funding to support the initial development of new arts education programs and are not intended as a source of ongoing funding for arts education programming. It is not the intent of this program to duplicate existing funding programs or other provincial funding sources.

Full or partial funding is provided based on the demonstrated financial need of the applicant and is subject to the availability of funds. Applicants are advised that there are many applications submitted relative to available funds and the more modest grant requests have a higher chance of securing funding.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of community need, anticipated impact, cost-effectiveness, community contribution (volunteer, monetary, and in-kind), and regional funding distribution. Preference will be given to projects that incorporate hands-on, experiential arts programming and have well-defined learning objectives and teaching plans. Consideration will be given to how the project builds on prior learning, enhances understanding, develops skills and provides links to future learning opportunities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179697

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants may be up to a maximum of $10,000.

The majority of grants fall within the $1,000 to $3,000 range.

Term of Contract:

Projects may start between January 1 and March 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this program you must be a nonprofit community organization or local government (established for at least one year).

For a project to be eligible it must provide access to arts education programming for school-aged children and youth who have limited access to arts instruction and involve Manitoba artists or arts organizations.

If a project is school-based it must be carried out in partnership with at least one community-based or professional arts organization, or with a professional artist.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals will be assessed partially on community contribution (volunteer, monetary, and in-kind).

Applications postmarked or hand-delivered after the deadline dates will not be accepted.

Applicants are encouraged to allow ample planning and preparation time before the project start date, and are also encouraged to discuss their project with the program officer prior to completing their application.

-February 1: for projects starting between April 1 and July 31.
-May 1: for projects starting between August 1 and December 31.
-October 1: for projects starting between January 1 and March 31.

If the date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline is the following business day.
Applicants will be notified in writing within six weeks after the application deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Mr. Aimé Boisjoli, Community Arts Consultant
(204) 945-4574

Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage Arts Branch
6th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1N3

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Canada: Manitoba