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ArtStarts has been in operation since 1996. You can rest assured that every donation makes a difference and is used responsibly.
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ArtStarts is a Registered Charity

Our legal name: The Art Starts in Schools Society
Our address: 808 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 3A7
Charitable number: 89765 8936 RR0001


BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia are committed to ensuring that all British Columbians are able to participate in a healthy arts and cultural community recognized for its excellence. Through this provincial financial support, the arts and cultural community will continue to achieve its creative, social and economic success.
ArtStarts acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada. Canadian Heritage promotes an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrating our history and heritage, and participating in building creative communities.
Canada Council for the Arts offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts and integrated (multidisciplinary) arts. It also seeks to raise public awareness of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities.
The City of Vancouver appreciates the value that the arts brings to the lives of citizens and the life of the city. They support non-profit arts and cultural organizations through a variety of grant programs.
Prospera Credit Union supports ArtStarts at River Market.
Prospera Credit Union is committed to increasing access to active living and the arts in our communities.
The Government of British Columbia's Community Gaming Grants support the delivery of community organization programs that benefit the citizens of BC.
This opportunity is made possible through funding support from the RBC Emerging Artists Project.
ArtStarts would like to acknowledge the City of Vancouver, through Vancouver Civic Theatres for their support of Showcase.
Since 2013, STORYHIVE has funded productions and supported emerging filmmakers with mentorship and support from the National Screen Institute, bringing hundreds of films to life online and around the world. STORYHIVE funds film-based projects in schools through Artists in the Classroom.