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Cherniavsky’s Mr. Music Fund

Grants to British Columbia K-12 Schools for Students
to Attend Music and Dance Performances

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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ArtStarts and Cherniavsky Junior Club for the Performing Arts Society

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Grants of up to $500 to British Columbia K-12 schools to defray the cost of attending live performances of traditional and classical music, opera, or dance. Eligible performances include: recognized orchestral and opera companies, choral events, chamber music, classical soloists in concert or recital, and classical and modern ballet.

By offering the fund province-wide, educators can select events occurring in their communities or enrich their classes’ annual visits to centers such as Vancouver or Victoria with extra-special activity in the performing arts.

Funds are awarded to schools to assist in purchasing blocks of tickets for their students to attend live performances.

To qualify for funding the tickets must be for events, which take place in BC and are:

-Classical or traditional music, opera or ballet
-Performed by professional artists
-Presented and/or produced by local and/or nonprofit societies
-Taking place in the current school year

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174435

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500; Grants may cover up to 60% of ticket price, with a minimum subsidy of $3 per ticket and a maximum up to $5 per ticket.

Term of Contract:

Events must take place during the current school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators, school administrators and PAC Representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply for this grant. Applicants must be public or private schools offering grades K -12 (daycares, colleges, universities or other private or non-profit institutions do not qualify).

Tickets must be used by students (and their accompanying teachers) enrolled in grades K-12 in BC schools.

Please note that in-school performances and workshops do not qualify for this funding. Performances taking place in school gymnasiums do not qualify for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted before November 1, 2018. Each year ArtStarts receives more applications than can be funded, so grants are distributed by lottery. Successful applicants will be notified within 3 months of the deadline.

A maximum of one application per year/per school may be submitted.

To receive the approved funds, schools purchase tickets to the event and submit a copy of the original receipts to ArtStarts. Receipts must include such details as:

- Number of tickets purchased,
- Price of each ticket,
- Name of the event/artists,
- Name of presenting organization, and
- Date and time of the event.

Please note that an invoice, copy of a cheque or booking confirmation is not a receipt.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

For questions, contact Emily Beam, Grants Manager at or 604-336-0626 ext 110.

808 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3A7

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia