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Resources for Teachers

ArtStarts provides practical resources for teachers and artists. It's part of our mission!

Arts in Education: How is art taught in schools? What is arts integration? Discover the answers to these questions and more.

Study Guides and Know-Wonder-Learn Charts: Learn more about the artists coming to your school and discover activities for your students before, during and after your school performance.

Projects funded by Artists in the Classroom Grants: Would you like to bring an artist into your classroom, but are not sure where to start? Spark your inspiration by learning more about projects supported by AIC grants.

Communications Kit for AIC Grant Projects: How to introduce the artist residency and the Artists in the Classroom grant, helpful links and more.

Key Definitions: Terms frequently used by ArtStarts include Professional Artist, Emerging Artist, Arts Integration and Modes of Arts in Education.

Key Dates for Educators 2017-18: A handy reference as you plan the school year. (Please note this document may be updated throughout the year.)

Communications Kit for School Performances: How to introduce a touring artist performing in your school or community, helpful links and more.

ArtStarts Gallery: Canada's only free, public gallery in exclusively dedicated to young people's art is an invaluable resource for learning more about arts integration. Guided tours (with or without hands-on workshops) are also available for schools, camps or other groups.

Virtual Gallery: If you can't visit the ArtStarts Gallery in person, explore all our exhibitions online. View photos from each exhibition since the gallery opened in 2006 and watch videos for many recent exhibitions that dive into each project in depth. You can also explore all projects by theme.

Resource Hub: ArtStarts maintains a growing collection of books on many topics of interest, including Creativity, Arts Integration and more. Browse our collection online and visit us in person to borrow a book.

Guest Blogs: Read stories from teachers and artists from across BC who are bringing learning alive for young people in and through the arts.

AIC Advice: Discover tips and inspiration as you prepare your own Artists in the Classroom grant application.

ArtStarts offers professional development in arts integration for both teachers and artists.