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Funding region: Toronto
Type: Funding

YOUTH COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT

Are you an artist or creative between the ages of 18-29? ArtWorksTO is a capacity building and professional development project for youth arts entrepreneurs, in partnership with the City of Toronto – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES).

Youth submit proposals to create dynamic and original communication materials. These materials are intended to promote key City programs which serve youth needs and highlight...


Funding region: Toronto
Type: Funding

ArtReach is an organization designed to support community-based arts initiatives that engage youth from under served populations who have experienced exclusion in Toronto.

​A guiding principle of ArtReach is that funding needs to be accessible to youth directly, and should empower youth by placing ownership of projects in their own hands. ArtReach encourages youth to take the lead in defining what art means to them, and what resources they need to achieve their goals...


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

PhotoED Magazine is designed to promote inspiration and education in Canadian photography.

We print three issues/ year, SPRING, FALL and WINTER sharing exclusively CANADIAN photo-based stories. We encourage students of ALL levels of photographic ability to submit their work for publication + offer educators significantly discounted class set + library subscriptions. Connect with the editor: rita@photoed.ca


Funding region: Manitoba
Type: Funding

The Artists in Schools program supports arts enriched learning experiences through Manitoba artists working in the classroom with students from Nursery to Grade 12 in Manitoba schools. The intent of the program is to motivate and excite students to realize the full potential of who they can be, acknowledge their role in the community, and value the importance of the arts.

What you can apply for

  • Workshops Hands-on arts enriched learning...

Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Funding

Rescuing gently used instruments, Restoring them at local repair shops and Reuniting them with students in need.

  • Instrument repair grants of up to $2500 per school
  • Donations of refurbished instruments to qualified schools in-need
  • Artist connections to enhance students' learning experiences

Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

What is the Canadian Music Class Challenge?

Every fall, CBC Music in association with MusiCounts — the charity of the Juno Awards — launches a contest to engage music classes across the country with Canadian music. It’s called The Canadian Music Class Challenge.


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest, Funding

MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, is keeping music alive across Canada by putting musical instruments into the hands of children that need them most.

Since 1997 MusiCounts has given musical instruments to over 1000 schools and communities and supported over 350 post-secondary students across Canada.

MusiCounts has several programs that focus on supporting music education in Canada....