For over 40 years, the Manitoba Arts Council has helped foster the imagination of countless students through its arts education programs.

The Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists in the Schools Residencies Program (AIS program) brings together the unique vision and energy of professional artists with the creative potential of students and teachers.
The program helps support arts education programming in Manitoba schools through residencies integrated into the school’s instructional schedule.
Schools are invited to select an artist from the 2017 Artists in the Schools Directory, and submit an application by May 15, 2017. There are over 60 programs to choose from in the Directory.
The Manitoba Arts Council will share the cost of the residency with successful applicants.
MAC’s contribution covers travel and living expenses during the artists’ residency, as well as a portion of the artist’s fee ($ 750 x week x artist). This contribution is paid directly to the artist.
Schools will cover the remaining portion of the artist fee ($ 450 x week x artist) as well as the cost of materials and rented equipement or instruments. Schools may need to cover extra travel costs in some cases.

How to Apply

  1. Read through the Artists in the Schools Residency Program Guidelines.
  2. Identify a project coordinator on staff at your school.
  3. Select an artist from the 2017 Artists in the Schools Directory
  4. Contact the artist to discuss their availability and their program.
    It is important that schools contact the artist early to confirm their availability. Each artist may work a maximum of 15 weeks per school year in the AIS program.
  5. Request the artists’ Letter of Understanding once the details of the residency are agreed upon.
    This letter must be completed by the artist and included in the schools’ application.
  6. Complete the Artists in the Schools Residency Program Application.
  7. Submit your application to the Manitoba Arts Council.
    Applications may be dropped off or sent by mail postmarked by May 15, 2017. The Manitoba Arts Council does not accept faxed applications or funding agreements.
    Manitoba Arts Council
    525-93 Lombard Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3B1

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