Type of Program:
The School Touring Program (STP) is available to professional artists, groups, and not-for-profit arts organizations to support significant touring productions to schools throughout the province. The program covers touring costs only (i.e. travel, accommodation, per diems, artist and technician fees, tour administration, royalties, and limited rehearsal).
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to $20,000.
A full grant of $20,000 requires at least 10 presentations/ performances, or 7 if the tour includes one or more stops in Labrador or communities on the south coast of the island that are not accessible by road. At least two thirds of the presentations/ performances must be in rural schools.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
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:
is encouraged to book a meeting with program staff to discuss his application well before the application deadline,
must submit complete applications and support material online using the ArtsNL Online Application System,
must submit final reports on all past ArtsNL grants before ArtsNL will release funding for a new project,
must submit written confirmation from the schools they will visit before a grant cheque will be released.
Only one application per artist, group or organization will be accepted per application deadline.
The applicant must submit:
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:
The program is offered in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development through its Cultural Connections Strategy.
Application deadline: June 15 for projects in the upcoming school year (September to June).