Apply now for your school’s 2023-2024 ArtistsInspire Grant for Interactive Arts & Culture Experiences*!
For the 2023-2024 School Year, the Deadline to apply for your school’s grant is February 29, 2024.
Check with your colleagues to see if your school has already signed up or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the funding for?
Developing students’ creativity through Artist-facilitated virtual or in-person* Arts & Culture experiences
- CONNECT with qualified Artists from a variety of disciplines.
- Eligible Artists identify as members of the English-speaking Communities of Quebec. They represent the diversity of the ESCs’ demographic and cultural communities.
- Check out Artist Profiles as well as the 2023-2024 Workshop Catalogue, and contact Artists directly.
- Get to know and work with local Artists in your region whenever possible.
- When you are ready, if your school has not already applied, fill out an Application Form.
- COLLABORATE with creative and experienced Artists.
- All workshops are flexible.
- Plan your project out during a preliminary conversation.
- CREATE works of Art from all disciplines.
- Artists will work with at least 2 classes in a school.
- Each class will have at least 2 separate workshop sessions lasting about one hour each with the Artist.
- Plan for 6 to 10 hours of live (in-person or virtual) workshop sessions.
- CELEBRATE the final outcome with your class, the school community or the community at large.
- Take photos to submit with your Feedback Form. The form must be submitted so that the Artist can be paid.
- Photos of your project will be posted on ELAN ArtEd’s social media pages.
*** A note about working with the same Artist ***
Artists may work with the same school two years in a row. If the same Artist has worked with a school two years in a row, a different Artist must be chosen for the following year. After that, the previous Artist can return to the same school for another two years, if requested. This is to ensure equity among our teaching Artists and to encourage schools to discover new Artists, disciplines and projects.
A note about travel
Whenever possible, schools are requested to work with eligible local Artists. When local Artists are not available in the disciplines and/or specialties requested by schools, Artists may be eligible for travel expenses. Our travel budget is limited. As such, when a school has selected an Artist, the Artist will need to fill out a Travel Form to be approved by the ArtEd team. When considering travel, the ArtEd team will look at the impact the project will have on the school and community and whether there are other more local Artists that could facilitate a similar experience. We may ask the school to contribute to the travel expenses, if possible, using other funds (e.g. combining an ArtistsInspire grant with Culture in the Schools funding is a great way to extend a project and cover costs). In some cases, we may need to use some of the funds from the ArtistsInspire grant in order to offset costs, which may affect the number of workshops the Artist will be facilitating. We may also ask that a school rearrange their schedule so as to be to accommodate consecutive workshops in order to save on travel expenses (e.g. accommodation and food).
In regions where a visiting Artist/Arts organization is required to travel further than 100 km each way, ELAN may request that schools select an Artist/Arts Organization available to work with multiple schools in a School Board and/or geographic region when possible. See details in the guideline for eligible artists’ fees and expenses.