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January 14, 2015

Explore the Dwellings Exhibition with Virtual Gallery Tours

We are thrilled to present a new video series that highlights art by young people in British Columbia.

Explore virtual gallery tour videos of Dwellings: From Seabeds to Cityscapesthe current exhibition at the ArtStarts Gallery. Learn more about each project and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative learning process that students experienced.

Here is a video to introduce you to the Dwellings exhibition: 

You can watch the whole collection of videos, view lots of photos, and read more about each project in Dwellings online at


Explore the Exhibition in Person

Dwellings: From Seabeds to Cityscapes is open at the ArtStarts Gallery until the end of March 2015. Visit the gallery at 808 Richards Street (at Robson) in downtown Vancouver. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!


Apply for Grants to Bring a Professional Artists into Your Own Classroom

The projects in Dwellings were supported by funding from Artists in the Classroom grants. This funding opportunity allows teachers principals and PAC representatives in British Columbia to bring professional artists into their classrooms. 

Teachers, principals and PAC representatives in British Columbia can apply for AIC grants to bring professional artists into their classrooms. AIC grants support projects in schools across BC that demonstrate artistic excellence, strong curricular connections, high levels of student engagement and an active partnership between an educator and a professional artist. AIC grants can fund up to 70% of total project costs: grants of up to $3,500 for small- to medium-scale projects, and grants of up to $10,000 for large-scale projects that unfold over an extended period of time are available.  Upcoming deadlines to apply for AIC grants are May 28, 2015 or October 15, 2015. Learn more at


We would like to extend thanks to everyone who helped create these videos. Voice overs were performed by Amanda Coccimiglio, a student at Vancouver Community College School of Hospitality and Business, and Emily Gunn, a Grade 12 student at Burnaby Central Secondary. Sound Engineer Peter Henrich recorded the audio at Blue Wave Studios in Vancouver. Exhibition photography and video editing and was provided by Juan Pablo Martinezguerra. Additional photographs of the creative process were provided by teachers and artists involved in the projects. And thanks, of course, to the teachers, artists and students for all their amazing work on the featured projects!

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