Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
This is a partnership program, between school boards and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), that supports community-engaged artists to work alongside teachers to engage students in creative learning involving creative and critical processes. School boards partner with the OAC over a seven-year period to build capacity for implementing school board-wide arts projects.
Participation in the program is by invitation only. School boards must consult with the program officer to determine their fit for the program, as determined by OAC’s strategic priorities, program priorities, program budget, and administrative capacity of the school board.
For detailed information about the Artists in Residence (Education) program, past projects, classroom and administrator resources, see the Artists in Residence (Education) home page.
The program’s priorities are to support projects that:
New school boards may be invited based on available funds in the program and OAC priorities.
Read the Guide to OAC Project Programs for more eligibility information.
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions for the AIR (Education) program for more information on reporting obligations. Complete and submit the report in Nova.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
Before applying, you must:
Your application includes:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Access to the arts: opportunities for people, regardless of geographic, racial, social, economic or physical realities to experience the arts and participate in cultural life.