Government of New Brunswick


We invite schools to submit to the ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM, a new pilot project for the 2023-2024 school year. The program is jointly offered by the departments of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) and Tourism, Culture and Heritage (THC).


Deadlines: October 6, 2023 & January 26, 2024 (No later than 11:59 pm)

Projects should take place within the 2023-2024 school year.

Schools in Anglophone districts are eligible to apply to the program by initiating a project together with a professional artist(s) in any but not limited to the following artistic disciplines; Music, dance, theatre arts, literature (playwriting, storytelling), plastic arts and media arts such as film and video.

Only artists included in the NB Artist Registry for Education are eligible. Submit using the form: Artist Application Form.

*Please refer to the guidelines which contain important information about the criteria and conditions of this program.


The Artists in Schools Program aims to encourage learners to express themselves and actively take part in the creative process of an arts project with a professional New Brunswick artist that responds to curricular outcomes. This program replaces the previous ArtsSmarts and Artist-in-Residency School Programs.

• To allow learners to think creatively and critically through education in the arts;
• To give learners a lifelong appreciation for the arts and ensure a knowledgeable audience for the work of professional artists by encouraging arts literacy;
• To offer learners the opportunity to work with professional New Brunswick artists while actively participating in artistic projects in the context of their academic curriculum;
• To provide learners and educators the opportunity to experience a live performance, demonstration or exhibit by a professional New Brunswick artist;

Level of Funding: Up to $4,000 maximum per project. These funds will be paid directly to the artist.

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