ArtStarts is proud to announce our very first Learning Lab to build capacity for performing artists who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of colour!
The Arts Integration Learning Lab is a one-of-a-kind professional development experience for artists, designed to build your capacity to work alongside educators in schools. This immersive five-day series of practical, experiential workshops with other BIPOC artists and mentors will prepare you with the skills to plan, fund, and lead quality arts-integrated learning experiences and performances in learning environments across the province.
Application deadline is January 2nd, 2019.
Where: ArtStarts, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver, on the unceded, traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
Cost: The cost for artists selected to participate is fully subsidized, covering tuition and program materials. This opportunity is made possible through funding support from BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia.
Through the Arts Integration Learning Lab you will:
Leah is a professional writer and community organizer who grew up as a settler on Treaty Six Cree territory in Saskatchewan. She co-curated REVERB, Vancouver's only anti-oppressive reading series for LGBTQ artists, from 2012-2017. She is thrilled to be part of the ArtStarts team and is responsible for planning creative professional development for teachers & artists, as well as curating exhibitions in the ArtStarts Gallery.
After graduating with a BA in Communications, Pavan found her way into the nonprofit sector where she worked directly with young people wanting to make a difference in their communities. She saw first hand the inspiring change youth are able to make when they are provided with the appropriate tools and support. Pavan is humbled to be a part of an organization that recognizes the importance of exploring each young person’s creative potential and the positive impact this has on the world we live in. As Program Manager for Booking and Touring, Pavan has supported and connected hundreds of artists with schools and young audiences across BC; she supports artists in our Artists on Tour Directory while managing our annual ArtStarts Showcase and Artists in Education grants for school districts.