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  • Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nanaimo

    Call for Artists! Apply by September 30

  • Summer Camp for K-12 Teachers

    Two days of professional development in arts integration

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 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
  • This workshop really got me thinking about how we approach creativity as a topic in the classroom. Teacher
  • 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
Call for Artists! Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nanaimo

Call for Artists! Arts Integration Learning Lab in Nanaimo

Are you a professional artist interested in working with young people and educators in schools? Or do you already have some experience and want to enhance your skills?

The Arts Integration Learning Lab is a professional development experience for artists of all disciplines, designed to build their capacity and position them to work alongside educators in schools.

This event offers a series of five practical, experiential learning workshops taking place in Nanaimo, from November 14 to 18, 2016. Professional artists living throughout BC’s Vancouver Island and Coast region are invited to apply.

The cost for artists selected to participate in the Arts Integration Learning Lab will be subsidized and covers tuition, program materials and lunch. A subsidy for accommodation is also available. This opportunity is made possible through funding support from BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia’s Creative Futures program.



A Subsidized Learning Series for Professional Artists

A Subsidized Learning Series for Professional Artists

Download the PDF for full workshop descriptions.

Where and when?
  • Applications are due by September 30, 2016.
  • The event will take place Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18, 2016, 10am to 4pm, at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC.
Who can attend?
Professional artists living throughout BC’s Vancouver Island and Coast region are invited to apply. This region includes all of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast to the Central Coast (from Gibsons north to Bella Coola).

Who receives a subsidy? What does it cover?
The cost for all artists selected to participate in the Arts Integration Learning Lab will be fully subsidized and covers tuition, program materials and lunch.

Who can apply for an accommodation subsidy?
Professional artists living in the following areas are eligible to apply for an accommodation subsidy:
  • North of Courtenay-Comox
  • West of Port Alberni
  • South of Duncan
  • Sunshine Coast to Central Coast
  • Gulf Islands and other islands (e.g. Salt Spring, Galiano, Gabriola, Hornby, Texada, Quadra, etc.)
  • Questions? Contact Elfred Matining, Program Manager: infusion@artstarts.com or 604-336-0626 ext 106

    Apply by September 30, 2016


    Click here to apply!
Calling All Teachers! Summer Camp 2016

Calling All Teachers! Summer Camp 2016

This August, ArtStarts invites teachers (K-12) to Summer Camp, an arts-based professional development event focused on bringing arts integration into classrooms.

Through hands-on experiential workshops featuring visual artists, musicians, choreographers, First Nations creative facilitators and more, learn how to bring the new BC curriculum’s Big Ideas and Core Competencies to life.

This two-day event offers practical skill-building workshops in movement, environmental art, painting and music, while addressing themes of ecology, social justice and cultural appropriation.

Workshops:
  • Design Your Own Daily Creative Practice
    with Marisa Pahl
  • Our Lines Are All Connected: Art Making in Place-Based Education
    with Rebecca Graham
  • Artivism in Classrooms
    with Rup Sidhu and Nassim Elbardouh
  • Strengthening the Circles: Bridging Collaborative Art and Sustainability
    with Kevin Kimoto
  • Teaching through Dance... Oh Yes You Can!
    with Lee Kwidzinski
  • Journey from Cultural Appropriation to Appreciation
    with IndigenEYEZ
Register for Summer Camp

Register for Summer Camp

Download the PDF for full workshop descriptions.

When: August 25-26, 2016, 9am-3:30pm.
Where: ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver, BC.
Cost: Summer Camp is a two-day event. You can register for either one or two days. $150 per day (lunch not included).
Early Bird Special: $125 per day if you register by June 29, 2016.

If you have any questions or for special rates on accommodation, please contact infusion@artstarts.com

Registration is now closed! We look forward to seeing you there!
Pro-D Events for Artists

Pro-D Events for Artists

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Pro-D Events for Teachers

Pro-D Events for Teachers

If you are interested in exploring professional development opportunities at your school or at ArtStarts, please get in touch! Contact Elfred Matining, Program Manager at infusion@artstarts.com or 604-336-0626 ext 106.

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Explore Past Events

Explore Past Events

Curious about professional development looks like with ArtStarts? Check out some examples of our past events.
Arts Integration in Action Guest Blog

Arts Integration in Action Guest Blog

Read the Arts Integration in Action guest blog and be inspired by real stories from artists and educators across BC who 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.

Supporters

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.