Eleven schools in Northern Ireland will each receive funding to hire professional artists.
£15,000 has been awarded by the Creative Schools Partnership, a combination of National Lottery, Education Authority and NI Executive funding, across the schools' proposals.
Projects include screenwriting, dance, photography, filmmaking and music composition. Grants will cover two years' work.
First Minister Paul Givan said: “This successful partnership has already seen hundreds of children engage with the programme within post-primary schools in urban villages areas.
“The young people have benefited from this innovative arts-based approach, which has supported curriculum learning and improved their educational outcomes.”