Arts Education

Arts Education

Supporting the new generation of artists.

The purpose of Quinte Arts Council’s arts education, awards, and bursaries program is to fulfill several key objectives:

  • Provide Quality Arts Education: Deliver high-quality visual and performing arts training directly to students in grades K to 12 within local schools in the Quinte Area. This initiative aims to enhance students’ artistic skills, creativity, and appreciation for the arts within their educational environment.
  • Promote Cultural Diversity and Inclusion: Educate students about the importance of cultural diversity and inclusion within the arts. Through exposure to diverse artistic traditions and perspectives, students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for different cultures, fostering empathy, respect, and cross-cultural understanding.
  • Support Post-Secondary Education in the Arts: Encourage and support students interested in pursuing post-secondary education in an arts-related field. By providing bursaries and awards, the program aims to alleviate financial barriers and empower aspiring artists to further their education and pursue their artistic passions at the collegiate level.
  • Recognize Contributions to Arts and Culture: Acknowledge and celebrate individuals within our community who have made significant contributions to arts and culture. Through recognition awards, the program honors the dedication, talent, and impact of individuals who have enriched the cultural landscape of the Quinte Area.

It is important to note that all applications for these projects undergo thorough review by Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Education, Awards, and Bursaries Committee. While every effort is made to fulfill funding requests, the council operates within the constraints of limited resources. Consequently, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested. Priority is given to underserved applicant schools, ensuring equitable access to arts education resources within the community.

"It was a positive experience that students and (artist) Perry Poupore benefited from and we are hoping to repeat the process in the future thanks in part to your support. It was thanks to Quinte Arts Council that this enhanced training was able to take place."

"For anyone considering a degree in the arts, I can’t encourage you enough. The skills you’ll learn, and the experiences you will encounter as an art student in post-secondary will be the ones that will resonate with you and benefit you, for the rest of your life."

"I am incredibly lucky to have the support of my family, my peers and the community that raised me. Thank you, Quinte Arts Council, for supporting me and the future artists of our community."

"Not only have my skills grown, but I have gained a lot of self-confidence over the past year. I am so thankful for my experience at St. Lawrence College and I can’t wait to return in the fall."

I had a wonderful full time during my first year of college meeting new people and finally getting the true adult experience. My program helped me create my portfolio for my application to the animation program which I am happy to say I was accepted too.

"It overall has been an enriching year full of new experiences. I am looking forward to the next school year on campus and I’m so grateful to the QAC for having lessened the financial burden so that I can continue schooling."

"I am anticipating more growth, development of my practice, and the lasting influence it will have which I will carry into my career. I truly want to thank the Quinte Arts Council for the support and confidence they’ve given me to pursue my practice."

"Thank you Quinte Arts Council for funding this. It was just what we needed. Andy kept the students completely engaged throughout his time with them. He provided experiential learning through storytelling, singing, dancing and audience participation. This is what inclusion looks like."