A professional artist is defined as someone who:
(Source: Canada Council for the Arts)
- has specialized training in the arts (not necessarily in academic institutions);
- is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition);
- is committed to devoting more time to his or her artistic activity, if financially possible; and
- has a history of public presentation.
An emerging artist is defined as one who:
- has specialized training (university graduation or equivalent, self-training, or training in a culturally-specific tradition) in one or more artistic disciplines;
- has completed training within the last five years; and
- is committed to developing a practice and career that will allow them to work full-time in an arts-based practice when financially possible.
Modes of Arts in Education
There are many ways that art happens in schools. Our Modes of Arts in Education
chart outlines various ways the arts are experienced by students. When looking at the three different modes, think of how you may have experienced art in education. How might you incorporate the arts into learning?