The SK Arts is offering grants under “Artists in Schools” Program to provide schools and professional artists opportunities to collaborate on arts activities linked to educational outcomes.
Artists in Schools offers schools a chance to enhance arts-related activities that are linked to educational outcomes through partnerships with professional artists. The aim of the program is to expand access to meaningful artistic activities, increase student engagement in learning, cultivate cross-disciplinary learning skills and attitudes, and foster a lifelong interest in the arts.
Artists in Schools: Development provides small amounts of funding to schools or professional artists to build relationships with potential partners, develop projects or residencies, and/or research school or community needs.
Artists in Schools: Projects funding assists schools to design an inquiry-based project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artist working in any art form to collaboratively engage in arts activities that are linked to educational outcomes in any curriculum K-12. Applications will be accepted in English and French.
Artists in Schools is a SK Arts program supported by funding from Sask Lotteries through the partnership between SK Arts and SaskCulture Inc. and from the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Education.
Projects: $10,000 (one artist); $20,000 (two artists)
- The school must be based in the province of Saskatchewan.
- The school is a provincial school, school division, Band school, Tribal Council, private school or Adult Basic Education Program that works with the Saskatchewan arts education curriculum.
- Professional artists and arts professionals are eligible to apply to this program if they meet SK Arts’ definition of a professional artist/arts professional and are Saskatchewan residents.
- Applicants must be in good standing with SK Arts, i.e., have no overdue reporting on any prior grants on the submission deadline and when any grant payments are issued.
- Due to the four-week response time on these grants, SK Arts is only able to accept Development stream submissions in English.
- Projects that foster respectful, professional partnerships between artists and schools.
- Projects that support innovative arts and learning experiences that link to cross-curricular and cross-cultural educational outcomes.
- Projects that reflect an appreciation for high-quality arts programming and are developed in response to the school’s and student’s needs.
- Projects designed to connect with and engage students in meaningful ways and have a lasting impact.
- Projects designed to engage with students and develop inquisitiveness by demonstrating a positive commitment to an inquiry question. The inquiry question will encourage students to make connections, construct meaning, and reflect critically on their own work.
- Projects that provide students with tools for critical and creative thinking about themselves and their place in the world.
- Projects that empower students, develop student agency, identity, and access to voice.
- Projects that place the students at co-learning and co-creation.
- Projects that increase access to the arts for underserved or marginalized school communities facing barriers.
- Projects in any artform (dance, drama, literary, visual, music, media arts, or multidisciplinary) presented during regular school hours.
- Innovative and creative projects that are relevant and responsive to the school’s needs; not a pre-packaged lesson(s) and/or kits.
- A project that is a repeat or continuation of a previous project is eligible; however, the application must explain why the continuation is important.
- Projects that support partnerships in the research and development of an Artists in Schools Residency.
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