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Artists in Education

Artists in Education
January 01, 2006 - January 01, 2006

Program for: Individuals

Purpose: To provide project grants to allow professional artists from all artistic expressions and cultures to provide in-depth learning experiences for Ontario educators and learners, as well as to allow artists with less experience to experiment and gain experience in communities or schools. Successful applicants to the Projects in Schools category are placed on a list of recipients for a one-year term. The list may be used by Ontario educational institutions when planning their arts education programs. 

Eligibility: This program is open to professional artists from all artistic expressions and cultures interested in working with Ontario educators and learners on projects taking place in Ontario educational institutions. Projects may involve any educational institution recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12, as well as federally-funded First Nations schools.

Note: The OAC has subsidized artist’s fees by approximately 82%. All schools accessing the list of recipients must contribute a minimum of $11.25 per hour, paid directly to the artist. Artists may require additional materials. Schools are required to cover material costs and other like expenses.

Deadline Date: January 17, 2017
Grant notification letters will be mailed out four months after the application deadline. 

Guidelines and Application Form

The following guidelines and application are for information only. Before making an application, please ensure you have the 2017 guidelines and application. Guidelines and application forms are available on the web at least three months before the deadline.

  • Guidelines PDF File (print version)
    Click here for helpful tips, including information about submitting audio-visual support material. 
  • Application – First Steps  PDF File (print version)
    For artists who self-identify with one or more of OAC’s priority groups and have not previously been funded for arts education activity by the OAC. 
  • Application – Projects in Schools  Attachment (49.1 KB) (print version)
  • Artists in Education List of Recipients PDF File

Final Report

Reference Documents

For more information

  • Terry Gitersos, Bilingual Program Assistant, 416-969-7401, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7401, tgitersos@arts.on.ca.

For Results Announcements for this program, please click here.