Arts Education

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

  • provide quality visual and performing arts training in the classroom or at local schools in the  Quinte Area to students grades K to 12
  • educate students about other cultures
  • encourage post- secondary education in an arts field
  • recognize those in our community who have made a significant contribution to arts and culture

All applications for these projects are reviewed and funds or awards approved by Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Education, Awards and Bursaries Committee. 


Arts Education Bursaries

Educators and/or artists submit applications to request funding for artist fees to provide instruction on visual or performing arts activities that support the Ontario curriculum.  Students have the opportunity to be educated by professional artists and groups, develop their talents, and learn school subjects in an interactive, inspirational and entertaining way.


Arts Education Bursary for the Performing Arts
Deadline January 31

The Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Education Support Program was established by the council’s Arts and Education Committee in 2002 to be used to help subsidize arts programming in Quinte schools. Up to four program supports of $250 each are given (we reserve the right to grant two (2) supports at $500, four (4) at $250 or three (3) at $300) and are for artist fees only. Read more or to apply…


Eugene Lang Memorial Bursary Application
Deadline January 31

In memory of Eugene Lang (1920-2000) and to honour his love for and dedication to classical music in the Quinte region, the Eugene Lang Memorial Fund was established by Mr. Lang’s family to encourage and promote classical music education projects in schools in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. An award, based on the interest accumulated in the fund during the preceding year, will be presented annually in March. Projects such as live performances, lectures, workshops, master classes, etc. will qualify. Read more or to apply…


Arts Education Bursary for the Visual Arts
Deadline September 30

The Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Education Bursary was established by the council’s Arts and Education Committee in 2002 to be used to help subsidize arts programming in Quinte schools. Each year, the council gives bursaries for Visual Arts programs. Bursaries range from $150 to $500 and are for artist fees only. Read more or to apply…


Bursaries for Graduating Students


Quinte Arts Council Student Arts Bursary
Deadline April 30

Each spring the Quinte Arts Council awards two $500 bursaries to students graduating from secondary schools in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and proceeding to further education in the arts, at a university or college in Canada, with the aim of pursuing a career in the arts. Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated an active involvement in the arts both within their secondary school and the wider community. The following areas will also be considered in making the award: artistic achievement and innovativeness, extracurricular activities (both volunteer and in the workplace), demonstrated level of commitment, determination or focus on the chosen field of interest, quality and persuasiveness of the submitted essay, and degree of support in teachers’ letters. Read more or to apply…


Hugh P. ONeil Student Arts Bursary
Deadline April 30

The Hugh P. O’Neil Bursary fund was established in 1995 by the Quinte Provincial Liberal Association to recognize the contributions of the late Hugh O’Neil, former MPP, during more than 20 years of political life, and in particular to honour his significant support of the arts both provincially and locally. Each spring the fund, in conjunction with the Quinte Arts Council, awards two $500 bursaries to students graduating from secondary schools in the Quinte Riding (as it existed in 1995). Students must be proceeding to further education in the arts, at a post-secondary school in Canada, with the aim of pursuing a career in the arts.  Read more or to apply…


Susan Richardson Bursary
Deadline April 30

In May of 2015, the Quinte community lost a respected music director and beloved friend, Susan Richardson. The Susan Richardson Bursary is for students graduating from secondary schools in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and proceeding to further education in music, at a university or college in Canada, with the aim of pursuing a professional career in music. Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated an active involvement in the arts both within their secondary school and the wider community. Read more or to apply…


Elaine A. Small Bursary – details coming soon
Deadline April 30

Read more or to apply…