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Artists in the Classroom Directory

Artists in the Classroom Directory

Work with Artists in Your School

Collaborate with an artist to create memorable learning experiences for your students.  Search ArtStarts' Artists in the Classroom Directory to discover professional artists available to work with young people across BC. Working in a variety of disciplines, these artists are skilled in their craft and have a specific interest in working on projects with young people. Many artists listed in the AICD have experience working in schools or on projects funded by Artists in the Classroom grants.

New artists added July 2016! Browse the full directory of artists below—or search by name, discipline, region or language.

Get in Touch

Laura
Laura Aliaga
Grants Manager
laura@artstarts.com
604-336-0626 ext 110


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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • What is the Artists in the Classroom Directory?
    The Artists in the Classroom Directory (AICD) provides a listing of practicing professional artists interested in working on projects with young people in a classroom setting.
  • Who uses this directory?
    The Artists in the Classroom Directory is a useful resource for educators, arts/community presenters, cultural programmers etc. interested in engaging artists with this range of experience. It is also a valuable self-promotion tool for artists looking for these types of opportunities.
  • How does it work?
    The directory can be searched by the artist's name, the discipline they work in, the languages they speak or by the region they live and work in.

Information for Educators

  • I've found an artist that I'm interested in working with. What is the next step?
    Educators can contact artists directly through the contact information provided on their website. If contact information is not provided, email Emily Beam, Grants Manager, at emily@artstarts.com and she'll be able to put you in touch with the artist.
  • Should ArtStarts be involved in the process of communicating or contracting these artists?
    ArtStarts does not need to be involved with any future communication or negotiation between the artist and the school. Additionally, ArtStarts is not responsible for any issues that may arise between the artist and the school.
  • There are not many artists listed in my region. What can I do?
    We recommend contacting the Arts Council in your area for help. If you have worked with an artist in your classroom who you think would be a good candidate for the Directory, have them get in touch with us. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive list of artists working in classrooms in every region of the province.
  • What can I do if I am unhappy with the artist I have chosen to work with?
    If you are unhappy with the artist's performance on a recently completed project it is important to document the reasons why their work was unsatisfactory. Please communicate this information to both ArtStarts and the artist involved. Once we have received a formal letter detailing the circumstances this will be kept on file. ArtStarts is committed to maintaining the professional quality of this directory, as such, if an artist receives two separate complaints, their listing will be removed from the Artists in the Classroom Directory.

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Artists! Apply to Join the AICD

Artists! Apply to Join the AICD

The Artists in the Classroom Directory (AICD) provides a list of practicing professional artists working in a variety of disciplines who are interested in working on projects with young people in a classroom setting. The AICD is a useful resource for educators, arts/community presenters, cultural programmers and others interested in engaging artists with this range of experience. It is also a valuable self-promotion tool for artists looking for these types of opportunities.

October 3, 2016

Deadline to Apply

May 12, 2017

Deadline to Apply