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July 17, 2017

Calling Indigenous Artists in BC!

Are you an Indigenous artist interested in working with schools?

Would you like to inspire curiosity and learning in young people across the province through your creative practice? Do you want to learn how to integrate the BC curriculum and help activate learning in classrooms through art?

Indigenous artists are vital in schools. Sharing your art practice with young people will have a meaningful, lasting impact on the next generation.

Indigenous artists in BC working in all disciplines—visual arts, music, dance, theatre, storytelling and more—are invited to apply to take part in the Arts Integration Learning Lab: Indigenous Artists Edition, a learning series designed to identify the complex relationship between education and decolonization through the perspectives of Indigenous artists.

This collaborative professional learning experience will build your capacity as a Teaching Artist to prepare you for the many different components of the school system—from pedagogy to curriculum to culture and more—while maintaining and strengthening your critical and creative perspective as an Indigenous artist in BC.

Event Details

  • What: Arts Integration Learning Lab: Indigenous Artists Edition
  • When: October 23–27, 2017, 9am-3pm
  • Where: ArtStarts in Schools, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC
  • Questions? Contact Elfred Matining. Program Manager, at 604-336-0626 ext 106 or [email protected]

A Subsidized Learning Series

The cost for artists selected to participate is fully subsidized, covering tuition, program materials and lunch. This opportunity is made possible through funding support from BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia’s Creative Futures program.

Travel and Accommodation Grants

The Arts Integration Learning Lab will take place within the traditional territories of three local First Nations: the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations in the city of Vancouver, BC. Artists living outside of Metro Vancouver Regional District, but within BC, are eligible to apply for travel and accommodation grants. A limited number of grants available to successful applicants, distributed by lottery.

About the Presenters

The Arts Integration Learning Lab is presented by ArtStarts in Schools, a charitable organization that seeks to expand the role of arts in education for the benefit of BC’s young people. ArtStarts regularly offers Infusion professional development opportunities for artists and teachers interested in bringing the arts into schools across BC.

For this learning series, ArtStarts has partnered with IndigenEYEZ, a creative facilitation organization with a focus on strengthening four essential relationships—with self, with others, with nature and with culture—through an Indigenous lens.

Apply Now 

Learn more about the Arts Integration Learning Lab: Indigenous Artists Edition and apply online by September 5, 2017 at


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