The Artists in Education (AIE) grant supports First Nations schools in British Columbia to introduce students to a multi-cultural range of dance, theatre, music, literacy, media and visual arts.

The program’s goals and objectives are as follows:

  • Expose young people to workshops, performances, and residencies that have artistic quality and educational merit.
  • Balance exposure of the arts to young people in remote, rural and urban environments.
  • Facilitate communication between the arts and education communities by developing mutual awareness, respect and appreciation.
  • Promote the arts as an area of study and professional employment.

The FNSA delivers the program in partnership with the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the Government of BC Creative Futures Initiatives for the Artists in Education Program.

See full details in the program guidelines.


K-12 First Nations schools in British Columbia are eligible to receive the AIE funding. All applicants must use the grant toward professional artist fees toward BC-based artists for a range of quality performances and workshops in schools.

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