For Schools

Artists in Schools grants fund arts and cultural projects for Manitoba students, Kindergarten to grade 12, delivered by professional artists.

While the project is a collaboration between artists and the teacher, school staff do not submit a grant application. The partnering artists submits the grant application.

Artists in Schools grants can cover up to 100% of project costs, including paying the artist, arts supplies, travel and accommodations, and more. However, we recommend that schools also contribute 20% of the project expenses.

A school can only participate in one project per school year.

To be eligible, your school must:

1. Find an artist to work with

You can do this many different ways:

  1. Work with a professional artist you already know.
  2. Search our Artist Listings.

2. Plan your project

Start planning your arts or cultural project with your artist partner.

Once you and your artist have a plan in place, they will submit a grant application. Note: the teacher does not write or submit the grant application.

However, you will need to confirm your participation in the project and send your artist a completed School Commitment Form, signed by your Principal. Your artist will send you a link to the PDF.

3. Wait for the results

You and your partnering artist will be notified as to whether the application was successful or not at the following times:

  • June deadline: mid-August
  • October deadline: mid-December

Artists in Schools grants are competitive, which means we may not be able to fund all submitted applications.

4. Complete your project

Work with your artist and classroom to deliver the best-possible arts or cultural project!

5. Give feedback on your experience

MAC will send you a survey once the project is complete. This is a good opportunity for you to provide us with feedback on your experience with the project and the granting process.

For assistance, call 204-945-2237 or (toll-free) 1-866-994-ARTS (2787) or email