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May 22, 2019

ArtStarts At Rivermarket: Ginalina Family Folk & Ukulele Music

By Leah Horlick, Program Manager Ever wanted to learn how to play the ukulele, if only you had more time? Ginalina to the rescue! With her simple, kid-friendly methods of finding the bellybutton on the ukulele, and practicing star-shapes with our fingers, Ginalina led two groups of beginner ukulele players through classic kids’ songs and her own original work in less than an hour!

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May 13, 2019

The Power of School Performances

It’s no secret that we believe in the positive and lasting impact of arts integration in schools have with young people so we wanted to share the insight of those who work within education to share their experience. Recently, we visited Caulfeild Elementary to enjoy a performance by D.O. Gibson and caught-up with Grade 3 Teacher and Vice Principal, Sara Bell. She shared some valuable insight on what she looks for when booking performance artists for her school.

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May 01, 2019

Projects Funded Through the Artists in the Classroom Grant

ArtStarts in Schools is pleased to announce that we have distributed $444,024.12 in Artists in the Classroom grants for the 2018-19 school year. The grants funded 122 projects for schools across the province to bring artists into their classrooms including 18 large scale projects of up to $10,000.

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