Arts Education

Arts Education Grant 2021/2022

Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers are invited to apply for grants to support 2021/2022 school projects that encourage students to develop their own arts creation, facilitate collaboration with professional artists, and support the implementation of the arts curriculum frameworks.

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to $500 to help cover artist fees, contingent upon the availability of funding. Grants cannot be used towards costs related to transportation, lodging, materials, or instruments.

2021-2022 Application Form (pdf document 214 KB)

Submission deadline is November 26, 2021.

Selection Criteria:

The project must

  • focus on the Creating learning area of the Dance, Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts and Music curriculum frameworks*
  • involve learning experiences in which students generate, develop, refine and share their ideas for creation in the arts
  • include the collaboration (virtual or in-person) of professionals/artists in the areas of dance, dramatic arts, visual arts and/or music from outside of the school
  • take place in the school or community during the 2021–2022 school year

Note that presentations by artists such as plays, performances or concerts do not qualify for the grant as they do not meet the criteria of arts creation by students.


All projects must ensure that public health measures related to COVID-19 are respected.

*Arts Education curriculum frameworks are available online: