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School and Community Arts Program - After School Arts Enrichment Program

The After School Arts Enrichment program funds new and existing arts programming designed for students who do not normally have access to arts programs in their community. This competitive grant program (applicants are evaluated against all eligible applications) supports new or existing after-school arts instruction and activities.

For the purposes of this program, "after school" refers to any instruction or activities occurring during weekday evenings, weekends, in-services or holidays. Projects that operate during school hours are not eligible for this program and should be directed to the Arts Education Access Program.

Brochure PDF

Application PDF


To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • a non-profit organization, community group, local government, school or school division, or
  • a private individual with the written endorsement of any eligible group or organization
  • able to demonstrate a history of involvement in arts-related events, education or programs

For a project to be eligible, it must:

  • enhance existing arts education programs or provide new arts education initiatives to school-aged children who do not normally have access to arts programming


Full or partial funding (up to a maximum of $5000) is provided based on the identified financial need of the applicant (as specified in the Financial Information section of the School and Community Arts Program application), and is subject to the availability of funds.

Approved applicants will receive up to 75 per cent of funding at time of approval. The remaining funds will be released upon receipt of the final report.


Applications will be assessed on the basis of individual or community need, project merit, cost-effectiveness and regional funding distribution.

Preference will be given to projects that incorporate hands-on, experiential arts programming.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the decision of the assessment committee.


Grant recipients are required to submit a final report, showing evidence of documentation as requested (ex: third-party liability insurances, licences, etc.). If you are unsure what is required of your specific event or project, please consult the program officer listed below.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline: March 1

Your Project's Start Date: for projects starting in July or after

Application Form Adobe PDF


Sarah Cisaroski
School and Community Arts Program
Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities
MB4Youth Division
310-800 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0N4
Ph: 204-945-5397

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