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March 08, 2018

Artists in the Classroom Grant Recipient List

ArtStarts in Schools is pleased to announce that we have distributed $229,049.48 to schools across the province to bring artists into their classrooms. Artists in the Classroom grants funded 69 projects including 9 large scale projects of up to $10,000. This is the second of two intakes for the 2017-18 school year. To see the grant recipients from the first intake, click here

Through these projects,

  • 7,142 students will get the chance to engage in hands-on arts experiences with professional artists to facilitate deeper learning
  • 114 professional artists will further develop their artistic excellence and practice
  • 348 educators will integrate arts into their classrooms to inspire creativity and innovation

The projects span British Columbia from Fernie to Terrace to Gold River for students from kindergarten to grade 12. Artistic disciplines range from opera to carving to spoken word. The 69 projects competed in a merit-based assessment of artistic quality, student engagement, curricular connections and project scope. Each project is unique; you can see a full listing of these projects below.

Here is just a taste of some of the projects:

Connecting Student Identity to Traditional Carving
Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw School
Port Hardy

The students will look into the history behind carving and what it means to their cultural identity, learn and demonstrate how to draw basic native shapes and designs without the use of stencils or tracing techniques and how to safely handle and act around tools used for carving. The final layer in this multi-step project is for each student to transfer an image that they have designed, with relation to their culture, and carve it into a piece of either red or yellow cedar. Another exciting opportunity unique to this year is the building of this community’s Bighouse. One of the locals in charge of organizing the carving for the Bighouse said, “it is planned that when we build the carving shed, it will possess lots of space for students to view or even contribute! The carvers have said they look forward to seeing students around while they work on the posts and beams.” Seeing carving happen in the school is one thing, but seeing it happen and have a purpose in the community will give the students a sense of wonder and future purpose. Together this will serve as a wonderful means of cross-curricular connections.

New Media - New Beginnings
Guildford Park Secondary
Surrey

With a focus on process and inquiry-based learning, students will use innovative littleBits technology and diverse materials to explore some of the big ideas in two of the New Media Gallery’s upcoming exhibits. Students will develop an understanding of how artists create their own projects, then learn to incorporate technology into their own projects in creative and imaginative ways.

Throughout the process, students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. The focus is to introduce students to significant contemporary art, creative thinking and ideas connected with core curricular themes and then challenge them to develop their own creative projects using various levels of technology and materials while developing an understanding of the invention cycle and how to build and prototype through creative process and play.

Mine
Pacific Coast School
Prince Rupert

Mine is an inter-disciplinary project that combines dance and sewing with story-telling and live music to explore consumption, globalization, materialism, identity, gender and queer expression, manufactured value, fast-fashion, history, culture and memory, using clothing as the common thread.  It provides students with an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills as they investigate our relationship to clothing and allows them to communicate their ideas creatively through the exploration of applied and fine arts.

River of Wonder
J V Humphries School
Kaslo

Through experiental learning, collaborative poetry and mixed media play, students will discover the many gifts of their local river. Beginning with a “wonder walk” to the Kaslo river students will take photos and collect natural elements to bring back to the classroom and create a wall of ideas. By inspiring curiosity and wonder through direct observation and experience, students will be encouraged to share ideas and investigate how rivers are essential to our community and our lives. The class will then be guided through a series of writing prompts using analogy and poetry techniques to collectively tell the story of their river. The culminating project will be to create a personal visual story on a wooden panel using collage and painting techniques, words, and natural elements (collected on their river walks). This work will be showcased in the school for all to see as a gallery exhibit.

Artists in the Classroom grants offer up to $3,500 for small scale projects and grants of up to $10,000 for large scale projects. Artists, teachers, principals and PAC representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply. The next deadline to apply is May 25, 2018, for projects taking place in the 2018-19 school year.

AIC grants are disbursed by ArtStarts in Schools and funded by BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia's Creative Futures program.

School Name

City

Project Title

Amount Approved

Quigley Elementary

Kelowna

Full Pottery Experience with Marijanel Knight

$2,658.00

Twin Rivers Educational Centre

Kamloops

Four Directions: Looking Back and Growing Forward

$2,600.00

George Pringle Elementary

West Kelowna

The Fascinating Story of the Chocolate Tree

$2,400.00

Beairsto Elementary

Vernon

A felted story: bringing an Okanagan legend to life

$1,540.00

Naramata Elementary

Naramata

A Global Rhythmic Community Experience

$1,750.00

Heritage Christian School

Kelowna

Musical Theatre Actor’s Workshop 2018

$3,500.00

Cawston Primary School

Cawston

Cawston Primary Collaborative Mural

$2,701.00

South Sa-Hali Elementary

Kamloops

Heartbeats – A Dance & Percussion Experience

$2,520.00

Highlands Elementary

Cranbrook

Eco-Printing & Felting - Silk, Wool, Dye and Go

$2,590.00

Revelstoke Secondary

Revelstoke

Super Power Seed

$1,600.00

South Nelson Elementary

Nelson

Poetry Alive

$3,108.00

?A'q'amnik Elementary School

Cranbrook

Akinmi (The Creation of Mount Baker)

$3,500.00

Winlaw Elementary School

Winlaw

Students’ Songs of Social Justice

$1,627.00

J V Humphries Elem-Sec

Kaslo

River of Wonder

$2,110.00

South Nelson Elementary

Nelson

Sounds of the Seasons

$3,332.00

Fernie Secondary

Fernie

The Art of Dinner

$3,300.00

Sunshine Hills Elementary

Delta

Uzume Taiko at Sunshine Hills

$1,950.00

General Wolfe Elementary

Vancouver

For The Glow of It!

$1,246.00

Customized Learning Centre - LINC

Coquitlam

Breathing Art Into Our Stories – Zines/Comic Books

$3,500.00

Khalsa School - Old Yale Road

Surrey

Focus on First Peoples (ARTCI)

$2,681.00

Tyee Elementary

Vancouver

Montessori Meaning Makers II

$3,500.00

Nootka Elementary

Vancouver

Little Heroes: Comedic Character Showcase

$1,540.00

Fraser River Middle School

New Westminster

My Story: Storytelling Exploration & AIC Workshops

$2,456.00

Pacific Spirit School

Vancouver

School Dance & Rap Party

$3,500.00

Don Ross Middle School

Brackendale

Being a creative entrepreneur

$1,264.00

Blueridge Elementary

North Vancouver

The Firefly Project

$3,450.00

Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elem

Vancouver

Celebrating Brazil

$2,240.00

Pebble Hill Elementary

Delta

Outdoor Environment Sculptures

$3,135.00

Guildford Park Secondary

Surrey

Slam Identity

$2,100.00

Guildford Park Secondary

Surrey

New Media - New Beginnings

$2,636.00

Point Grey Secondary

Vancouver

Between Earth and Sky

$2,482.00

Walter Moberly Elementary

Vancouver

Exploring Art in the Classroom and the Community

$2,087.00

Britannia Secondary

Vancouver

Dance – Pacific Storm

$1,680.00

Guildford Learning Centre

Surrey

Hip Hop Roots Series

$1,120.00

Queen Mary Elementary

Vancouver

Salmon, The Giver Of Life

$3,500.00

Burnsview Secondary

Delta

Indigenous Voices, Words and Poetry

$3,290.00

Britannia Secondary

Vancouver

Our Stories

$1,700.00

Squiala Elementary

Chilliwack

Spirit of the children

$3,500.00

Uplands Elementary

Terrace

All About Birds: outside playground beautification

$2,500.00

Port Clements Elementary

Port Clements

Creature Concepts

$3,500.00

Smithers Secondary

Smithers

AIC - SOUNDSCAPES

$3,500.00

Uplands Elementary

Terrace

Painting

$2,000.00

Pacific Coast School

Prince Rupert

Mine

$2,800.00

McBride Centennial Elementary

McBride

"Playing with Feeling"

$1,843.00

Alternate Community Programs

Prince George

Cooking Vessels from Around the World

$3,500.00

St Joseph's Catholic School

Victoria

Unexpected Heroes – The Hero/Heroine in YOU

$3,360.00

St Margaret's School

Victoria

Puppetry Sparks Creativity at STEM School

$3,110.00

North Island Distance Education School

Courtenay

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

$3,500.00

Brooklyn Elementary

Comox

Quest for the Magic Key

$2,170.00

Ditidaht Community School

Port Alberni

Improv Performance Project

$1,700.00

Highland Secondary

Comox

Spoken Word - Finding and Owning our Voices

$1,505.00

Oak Bay Secondary

Victoria

Exploring Diversity and Power Through Movement

$2,361.00

Eagle View Elementary

Port Hardy

Story telling through the traditional oral way

$3,500.00

Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw School

Port Hardy

Connecting Student Identity to Traditional Carving

$3,185.00

Sunshine Coast Alternative School

Gibsons

Learning Social Justice Through Folk Songs

$3,500.00

North Island Distance Education School

Courtenay

Spirit of the South Okanagan

$3,478.00

Glacier View Secondary Centre

Courtenay

Screen Printing

$2,496.00

Prospect Lake Elementary

Victoria

Classrooms Without Borders

$3,500.00

Queen Margaret's School

Duncan

Chinese Heritage Mural

$3,500.00

Gold River Secondary

Gold River

The Mindful Gallery: A Youth Art Collaboration

$3,500.00

Stein Valley Nlakapamux School

Lytton

ƛ'q'əmcín [Two Rivers] Remix Workshop Series

$10,000.00

Langley Fine Arts School

Fort Langley

Flying Trapeze & Multimedia in “Peter Pan” at LFAS

$10,000.00

Vancouver Alternate

Vancouver

Our Stories: Hope poems for the future

$7,661.00

Vancouver Technical Secondary

Vancouver

Carving

$4,700.00

Delta Secondary

Delta

Delta Performance Academy with Vancouver Opera

$10,000.00

Gulf Islands Secondary

Saltspring Island

Writing Ourselves Home

$5,040.00

John Stubbs Memorial School

Victoria

Point de Départ (Starting Point)

$7,553.00

Alexander Elementary, Duncan

Duncan

Planting the Seeds of Slam

$6,850.00

Windsor House Program

North Vancouver

Decolonizing Theatre

$7,844.48

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