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Infusion Professional Development

Professional Development in Arts Integration for Teachers and Artists

ArtStarts is pleased to offer Infusion professional development opportunities for artists and teachers interested in bringing the arts and arts integration into schools across British Columbia.

Through professional learning opportunities, we wish to provide practical resources and approaches that can enhance the way artists, educators and young people are engaged in and through the arts.

  • I feel empowered and inspired! This experience has allowed me real room for personal growth as an artist and a learner. Artist
  • I appreciate the reminder that art can be used as a tool to express learning. Paper and pencil need not dominate our classrooms. Teacher
  • This experience made me a better artist, by challenging me personally and professionally. Artist
  • This workshop really got me thinking about how we approach creativity as a topic in the classroom. Teacher
  • I have new and exciting ideas for how to explore arts integration and employ mediums and work with partners that I had not considered before. Artist
Pro-D Events for Artists

Pro-D Events for Artists

ArtStarts provides capacity-building learning experiences for artists working in all disciplines who are interested in working with young people in schools across BC.

Apply Now for Arts Integration Learning Lab: Performing Artists Edition! Professional performing artists living in the Greater Vancouver Area (or within commutable distance) are invited to apply solo or as a group (maximum 3 per group will be accepted). The deadline to apply is Noon on March 20, 2017. Learn more.

Sign up for our eNewsletter for Artists to receive notifications about future workshops.
Pro-D Events for Teachers

Pro-D Events for Teachers

ArtStarts offers professional development for BC educators who want to explore ways to effectively bring the arts into their teaching practice. We offer events throughout the year and also work directly with schools and districts to customize learning experiences for K-12 teams.

Sign up for our eNewsletter for Educators to receive notifications about future workshops. To explore learning opportunities at your school or at ArtStarts, please contact Elfred Matining, Program Manager at or 604-336-0626 ext 106.
Explore Past Events

Explore Past Events

Curious about professional development looks like with ArtStarts? Check out some examples of our past events.
Guest Blogs

Guest Blogs

Read guest blogs by artists and educators from across BC who share personal experiences of how they are bringing learning alive through the arts.
If you have a story to share, please get in touch.
What is Arts Integration?

What is Arts Integration?

We use the definition of arts integration developed by The Kennedy Center:

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.

Read more about this definition and unpack each of the key terms.
Different Kinds of Arts in Education

Different Kinds of Arts in Education

The arts are taught in many ways in schools. Discover what we mean by the terms arts-enhanced curriculum, arts as curriculum and arts integration. Download our Modes of Art in Education chart.

Read more about Arts in Education, including information about the BC School Curriculum.


BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia are committed to ensuring that all British Columbians are able to participate in a healthy arts and cultural community recognized for its excellence. Through this provincial financial support, the arts and cultural community will continue to achieve its creative, social and economic success.
Infusion: Arts in Education was created by 2010 Legacies Now, with the support from the Province of British Columbia, as a legacy of the 2010 Winter Games.