Culture in the Schools Program

The Culture in the Schools program is designed to produce citizens who are actively involved in cultural life by increasing the number of cultural experiences offered to students.

These experiences are made possible through collaboration with artists, writers and cultural organizations listed in the Répertoire culture-education and science culture organizations included in the List of science organizations.  

The Culture in the Schools program has three components: 

  • Cultural Workshops at School
    This component helps bring artists, writers and cultural organizations into the schools to share their creative processes with students in a workshop setting.
  • Science Culture
    This component enables people from science organizations to come into the classroom and share their scientific and technological processes with students in a workshop setting. It also enables students to go on field trips to organizations that contribute to science culture.
  • Schools Host an Artist or Writer
    This component allows students to participate, for a period of 4 to 12 weeks, in a project involving artistic exploration. It also offers professional artists and writers the opportunity to spend time in a school environment and to find inspiration there for their own creative pursuits.

To be eligible, projects must be carried out in public or private schools with students in:

  • General education in the youth sector:
    • preschool education
    • elementary education
    • secondary education
  • Vocational training
  • Adult general education

Program objectives

More specifically, the Culture in the Schools program is designed to:

  • ensure that the cultural dimension is integrated into schools in accordance with the Québec Education Program
  • offer students a range of cultural experiences that may have a positive impact on their learning and allow them to develop open-mindedness, curiosity, critical judgment and aesthetic appreciation
  • promote joint action among schools and cultural organizations, while taking into account the diversity of regional realities

Students are therefore encouraged to play an active role in these activities in order to derive lasting benefits, such as the development of creativity and critical and aesthetic judgment. As adults, they will be more likely to participate in the cultural life of their communities.

Contact us

Public schools:

Private schools:

Artists and cultural organizations:
Contact the regional representative Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications in your area.

Contact the l’Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ).

Science organizations:
Contact the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation.


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