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.

Pro-D Events for Artists

Arts Integration Learning Labs

We will be offering another Arts Integration Learning Lab in Vancouver in 2016. The format for this learning experience will be a 5-day intensive, held from March 14 to 18, 2016 at the ArtStarts Gallery and Resource Centre in downtown Vancouver.

The Arts Integration Learning Lab is a professional development experience for artists of all disciplines in the Greater Vancouver area. This program is designed to build the capacity of professional artists and position them to work alongside educators in schools.

More details will be posted here at the end of November 2015. To receive notifications about future workshops, sign up for our eNewsletter for Artists.

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 ArtStarts: or 604-336-0626 ext 105.

To receive notifications about future workshops, sign up for our eNewsletter for Educators.

Be sure to check out examples of our past Pro-D events.

Past Events

Explore past professional development events for artists and educators.

What is Arts Integration?

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".


Arts in Education
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Arts Integration in Action Guest Blog

Be inspired by stories from artists and educators that highlight the many ways that the arts can bring learning alive for young people in classrooms and communities across BC. Read the Arts Integration in Action guest blog! And if you have a story to share, let us know!

Past Initiatives

The Infusion Cohort program took place from September 2012 to June 2015. Six professional artists collaborated with a team of educators in six elementary schools across British Columbia to discover and develop ways to bring arts integration based practices into the classroom. This learning adventure inspired an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Learn more.

Visit the ArtStarts Gallery between April and Septmeber 2015 to see student artwork from the Infusion Champion Schools in the current exhibition, At the Intersection: Where Art and Education Meet.