Financial Assistance - Geordie Theatre

Financial Assistance

Did you know the provincial government offers resources to finance cultural outings for school groups? These resources can help your school come see Geordie Theatre’s Mainstage productions in theatres such as the Strathearn Center and the D.B. Clarke Theatre. To pursue these bursaries, we suggest you contact the coordinator of cultural activities at your school or school board to assist you in applying.

Culture in the Schools Program
Ministry of Education (MEES), measure 15186

With a budget of $9.2 m, this measure provides financial support exclusively for cultural outings. The bursary offers an amount of funds for each student; it can cover fees for admission and transportation to Geordie’s performances. More info HERE.
École Inspirante
Ministry of Education (MEES), measure 15230

This newly introduced measure budgeted at $27 m provides an amount of funds to each student for educational outings. Complete with study guides and talkbacks, Geordie offers an enriching educational experience with each of its Mainstage productions. Like Culture à l’école, this measure can cover fees for admission and transportation to Geordie’s performance. For more info, contact MEES’s Director of Financial Aid at (418) 528-7406.
Mesure d’aide au transport
Arts Council of Quebec (CALQ)

This bursary unrelated to MEES offers you a reduction of up to 40% for transport costs related to a cultural activity. Apply to this bursary once you have reserved your tickets. More info HERE.
ArtistsInspire Grants
English Language Arts Network (ELAN), funded by the Government of Canada

Through its Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future, the Government of Canada announced the creation of a new micro-grant program to support and strengthen the cultural, artistic and heritage expressions of official-language minority communities (OLMCs). Each English public school may receive $1500 annually from 2019 to 2023 (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) to partner up with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking communities to engage their students in a cultural activity at their school. More info HERE.