FAQ for Schools2021-08-31T07:20:48-04:00

FAQ for Schools

When is the funding deadline?2023-08-20T13:03:38-04:00

For the 2023-2024 School Year, the deadline to apply for your school’s grant is February 29, 2024. Contact us for support in connecting with an Artist to plan your school’s ArtistsInspire experience! By phone 438-979-1171 or email artistsinspiregrants@quebec-elan.org.

What fees and expenses can be included in the $1500 grant?2023-02-02T14:19:08-05:00
  • Artist fee – One $1500 grant will typically include the following:
    • at least one planning conversation between the Artist and the school
    • a total of about 6 to 10 hours of live (or virtual) workshop sessions for a minimum of 2 classes – please note that this is flexible and will be determined by the Artist in the school at the planning stage
    • any required follow-up documents provided by the Artist
  • Materials expenses – up to 20% of the grant or $300 taxes included. Please note that should the materials be purchased by the Artist using a portion of the grant, the number of workshops with students will likely decrease slightly.
  • See details on eligible project and travel expenses here: Guide for Artist Fees & Expenses.
Can adult education centers apply for the grant?2021-06-30T12:11:53-04:00

Unfortunately, at this time, we only have grants for Elementary and Secondary Schools. The funder determined the parameters based on the overall program budget and how they could distribute their arts & culture micro grants to minority language communities across Canada (French in the Rest of Canada, English in Quebec). We have requested several times to include adult sector schools and have been refused each time as our French-equivalent partner would have to extend the same offer to the rest of the country and if a high percentage of the adult schools/centers applied, there would not be enough money.

We are aware that Adult Centres are in need of ArtistsInspire experiences and are open to discussing other options Adult Centres might consider to apply for funding for qualified Artists.

If this interests you, please contact us.

What kinds of artists can you connect me with?2021-06-30T12:12:01-04:00

ELAN’s Arts & Education Team has worked with arts and education organizations who have connections with professional artists in dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts – their practices include a wide variety of specialities to engage students of all ages. Eligible Artists identify as members of the English-speaking Communities of Québec – they represent the diversity of the ESCs’ demographics and cultural communities. For special requests (particular specialization or cultural community) please contact us.

We are developing a list of frequently asked questions for schools. If you have questions, we will be happy to provide answers and to add them to this page.

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