“[ArtistsInspire] got me motivated again. Laura was so dynamic, I wanted to participate, it wasn’t just the kids!” 

— Teacher Nancy Catchpaw, Drummondville Elementary School, In the words of the teachers, Stories & News

We’re excited to report that applications are pouring in for Year 3 of ArtistsInspire $1500 School Grants, with projects launched, confirmed and even completed for the 2021-22 season! Numerous School Grant projects have already taken place over the fall, with Stephanie Nairn’s GROOVE movement workshops at Pope Memorial Elementary School kicking off the school year. The school gave a 5-star rating and said “It allowed students to progress in their creativity and for some in terms of their confidence. Students and staff really enjoyed their experience and got to release any tensions they may have had while dancing.”

Teachers often appreciate ArtistsInspire projects for themselves as much as for their students. As Teacher Nancy Catchpaw of Drummondville Elementary School puts it, “I’ve been teaching drama for twenty years. I was in a funk and wasn’t sure what to do… I thought, I need something new, something fresh. [ArtistsInspire] was proposed to me… I was very, very, very pleased. It got me motivated again. [Laura Teasdale] was so dynamic, I wanted to participate, it wasn’t just the kids!”

We want to inspire more teachers and students. Applications are still being accepted for the 2021-22 school year!

Did you know that QOA classes (official school board virtual campuses) are also eligible to receive ArtistsInspire grants? Many of our Artists have put in a lot of time to create exciting and interactive workshops that will turn your virtual classroom into an artistic space allowing your students to express themselves using art as a creative vessel. Contact us today to learn more!

Help us to ensure every eligible English public elementary and secondary school across Quebec applies for their $1500 ArtistsInspire grant by sharing the following Workshop Catalogues with educators you know. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2022.

Alternatively, see our Facebook page to like and share this year’s program post. Developing students’ creativity through Artist-facilitated in-person or virtual Arts & Culture experiences is what we do!