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Artist Application Guidelines

Join the AICD for the 2018-19 School Year

The Artists in the Classroom Directory (AICD) provides a list of practicing professional artists working in a variety of disciplines who are interested in working on projects with young people in a classroom setting. The AICD is a useful resource for educators, arts/community presenters, cultural programmers etc. interested in engaging artists with this range of experience. It is also a valuable self-promotion tool for artists looking for these types of opportunities.


Key Dates

  • The application deadline has passed. It was January 31, 2018 to join the AICD for the 2018-19 school year. Intake for the following year will open in November/December 2018.
  • Accepted artists must submit profile content, payments and criminal record check by March 15, 2018
  • The 2018-19 directory will be launched April 27, 2018

Directory Listing Benefits

Artists listed in the directory enjoy the following benefits:

One-Year Membership and Online Listing

Confirmed members of the Artists in the Classroom Directory are listed online for one year from the launch date.


  • One-time application fee, due at time of application – $25
  • Annual registration fee, due upon acceptance to the AICD – $50/year
  • Criminal record check through the BC Ministry of Justice's Criminal Records Review Program - See information below

The Ideal Candidate

A practicing professional artist with proven experience at delivering arts-based projects with young people in a classroom setting. Please see the definition of a Professional Artist.

How to Apply

Please complete the online application form which will request the following:

  • Artist profile summarizing your background and what inspires you to work in schools
  • Description of a recent arts integrated project you led in a classroom and documentation
  • Professional artist CV
  • Description of art practice
  • Art portfolio as a link, images, or document
  • Two reference letters: one from an educator who can speak to your classroom experience and one from a peer artist, arts administrator, and/or arts collaborator who can speak to your professional art practice
  • Payment of your one-time application fee of $25

Next Steps for Successful Applicants

Should you be accepted into the AICD, you will be required to:

  • Pay the annual registration fee of $50
  • Agree to the terms stated in the AICD Artists Services Agreement
  • Submit photos, profile, testimonials and project examples
  • Artists must complete a criminal record check through the BC Ministry of Justice's Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP), available online, and ArtStarts must receive a clearance letter indicating no criminal record found for the purpose of working with children. Please note this criminal record check costs $28 per individual in your group and is to be paid directly by the artist.


Please contact Emily Beam, Grants Manager, at or 604-336-0626 ext 110.