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June 06, 2017

Announcing the Artists in the Classroom Directory 2017-18

Announcing the Artists in the Classroom Directory 2017-18

We are excited to announce that the Artists in the Classroom Directory has been updated for the 2017-18 school year.

The Artists in the Classroom Directory (AICD) is your guide to talented artists engaging with young people in schools across British Columbia.

Practicing a variety of artistic disciplines—visual arts, music, theatre, dance, storytelling and more—these professional artists have a specific interest in working on projects with young people. Many artists listed in the AICD have experience working in schools or on projects funded by Artists in the Classroom grants. To join the AICD, artist applications were reviewed by a jury of educators and artists.

Explore the Artists in the Classroom Directory online at You can browse the full directory of artists online—or focus your search by discipline, region or language. Read more information about each artist, see photos, discover examples of projects they have worked on. Their profiles also link to the artist's website and/or social media, so you can get in touch with them to begin a creative collaboration!

Why Collaborate with an Artist?

Here are just a few reasons why you should bring a professional artist into your classroom to create a rich learning experience:

  • Learning alongside a professional artist can have a deep and lasting impact on students.
  • Learning in and through the arts can fuel students’ different learning styles (e.g. visual/spatial, physical/kinesthetic, auditory/musical).
    Experiences can be customized to address an individual classroom, division, school or community.
  • Create a safe space where students feel empowered to explore their own creativity, experiment with new art forms and techniques, and embrace all aspects of the creative process.
  • Exposure to alternate career paths or new outlets for self-expression.
  • Explore an exciting way to address 21st century learning and the redesigned BC curriculum, including a concept-based approach to learning, fostering deeper, more transferable learning, and the active engagement of students.
  • Opportunity to explore arts integration, where students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.

Explore the AICD and collaborate with an artist today to bring hands-on creative education to your students!

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