After School Arts Enrichment Program - Program Guidelines

Does your community have limited access to arts education programming, and require funding to develop arts education activities for students and youth?

In our commitment to make arts programming more accessible to communities throughout Manitoba, we have made financial support available for these activities through the School and Community Arts Program.

After School Arts Enrichment: Provides financial assistance to schools and community groups to develop new, or enhance existing community arts programs to support students who do not normally have access to after-school arts education.



  • Complete all sections of the application form provided. Do not re-format the application form on your computer.
  • Submit your application by mail or in-person to the appropriate address, on or before the deadline date. Applications postmarked or hand-delivered after the deadline dates will not be accepted. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to allow ample planning and preparation time before the project start date, and are also encouraged to discuss their project with the program officer or their Regional Services consultant prior to completing their application.


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.


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.


March 1 for projects starting in July or after


After School Arts Enrichement Program
Healthy Child Manitoba Office
3rd floor - 332 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0E2
Phone: (204) 945-2266
Toll Free: 1-888-848-0140

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