Type of Program:
ArtsSmarts is available to schools and school boards in the provincial K-12 education system. The program goal is to engage young people in artistic activity to develop supporters and practitioners of the arts by nurturing creative thinkers. Projects must incorporate artistic disciplines served by ArtsNL. These are dance, film and video, new media arts (computer animation, online art creation), multidiscipline (exploring two or more art forms), music (classical, modern, and traditional), theatre (including storytelling and circus), visual arts (including traditional crafts, photography, and pottery) and creative writing.
Comments on Funding:
The maximum grant awarded by ArtsSmarts is $7,000, and the minimum grant to be awarded is $1,000, or the total amount requested by the applicant if less than $1,000.
When It Ends:
The applicants must be schools and school boards in the provincial K-12 system.
Only professional individual artists, groups of artists, or professional not-for-profit arts organization are eligible to work in schools on ArtsSmarts Projects.
Definition of a professional artist:
A person shall be considered to be a professional artist if that person satisfies 4 of the following criteria, including at least one of the criteria referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c):
Definition of a professional arts group:
A group of individual artists who work in one or more of the artistic disciplines supported by ArtsNL and that:
Definition of a professional not-for-profit arts organization:
A formal organization operating in one or more of the artistic disciplines supported by ArtsNL and that:
register on the ArtsNL Online Application System before they can complete an online application form,
wait for ArtsNL to approve their registration,
submit additional documentation, if required.
The applicant must submit:
- 1a complete application on/before the application deadline consisting of a brief summary of the overall project at the school, a listing of the number of students and teachers taking part in the overall project, a listing of the grade levels taking part on the overall project, overall project start and end dates, a detailed project description and budget for each specific project, a detailed overall budget for the whole school project, résumé/bio for each artist involved in the project that confirms a professional arts practice as defined above, and confirms the individual’s province of residency,
- 2support material.
A final report on all projects funded by ArtsNL is typically required within three months of the project end date listed on the application form.
Other Things to Note:
Only one application will be accepted from each applicant (i.e., school or school board) per application deadline. Up to seven specific projects may be included in a single application.
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