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Supporting Artists

When artists collaborate with students and teachers, amazing things can happen.

Artists offer much more than practical skills in the arts — they foster a unique approach to thinking, learning and looking at the world.

ArtStarts supports artists in all disciplines by helping establish connections between the worlds of art and education, building artists' capacity to work in schools, offering grants that support creative projects and more.

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Join the Artist Directory

Interested in working with young people? ArtStarts maintains an Artist Directory of talented artists who have experience performing for or working with students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

The Artist Directory is a list of artists who offer performances, workshops, and/or classroom residencies for students in BC. The Directory is also a helpful self-promotion tool for artists interested in working in schools!

Artist Directory

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Apply for Grants

ArtStarts offers many grants that are designed to help bring artists into schools and support artists. BC-based artists are eligible to be funded through our various grants.

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Artist Residencies

ArtStarts has hosted annual residencies for early career artists to provide the space, time, and resources they need to develop their artistic practice.

View Past Residencies

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Resources for Artists

ArtStarts provides helpful practical resources for artists online.

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