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Resources for Teachers

ArtStarts provides practical resources for teachers and artists. It's part of our mission!

Online Resources

Online Resources

  • Arts in Education: How is art taught in schools? What is arts integration? Discover the answers to these questions and more.
  • Study Guides and Know-Wonder-Learn Charts: Learn more about the artists coming to your school and discover activities for your students before, during and after your school performance.
  • Projects funded by AIC Grants: Would you like to bring a professional artist into your classroom, but are not sure where to start? Spark your inspiration by learning more about projects that have been supported by Artists in the Classroom grants.
  • Communications Kit for AIC Grant Projects: How to introduce the artist residency and the Artists in the Classroom grant, helpful links and more.
  • Key Definitions: Terms frequently used by ArtStarts include Professional Artist, Emerging Artist, Arts Integration and Modes of Arts in Education.
  • Key Dates for Educators 2016-17: A handy reference as you plan the school year. (Please note this document may be updated throughout the year.)
At the ArtStarts Gallery and Resource Centre

At the ArtStarts Gallery and Resource Centre

  • Resource Hub: ArtStarts maintains a growing collection of books on many topics of interest, including Creativity, Arts Integration and more. Browse our collection online and visit us in person to borrow a book.
  • ArtStarts Gallery: Our gallery of young people's art is an invaluable resource for learning more about arts integration. Visit the ArtStarts Gallery to discover exemplary creative projects that emerge students, educators and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity and community connections. Guided tours of the gallery (with or without hands-on workshops) are also available for schools, camps or any interested group.
  • Virtual Gallery: If you can't visit the ArtStarts Gallery in person, you can still explore all our exhibitions online. View photos from each exhibition since the gallery opened in 2006 and watch videos for many recent exhibitions that dive into each project in depth. You can also explore all projects by theme.
Stories of Interest

Stories of Interest

Professional Development

Professional Development

ArtStarts offers professional development in arts integration for both teachers and artists. Learn more.