The ArtStarts Showcase is Western Canada's most important performing arts showcase for school and community arts programmers interested in booking performances for young audiences.
From dancers and storytellers to musicians and theatre groups, the range of performing artists presented at the ArtStarts Showcase always proves to be diverse, engaging and of the highest calibre.
Showcase 2019 will take place March 4-5, 2019 in Vancouver, BC. Save the date!
Showcase is a meeting of community arts advocates, which is very important for my understanding and our district's focus on culture, creativity and education. Showcase Delegate
I always leave feeling inspired. I love connecting with like-minded colleagues from around the province. Showcase Delegate
It is wonderful to have a structure that allows the connection between artists and school district representatives to enhance arts understandings in the school. Showcase Delegate
Showcase helps me feel connected to the greater arts community. Showcase Delegate
Showcase is a perfect opportunity to discover diverse performers and allows us to cater to the individual needs of schools and community. Showcase Delegate
Ensuring that there are high quality performance arts groups available to provide enrichment opportunities for students is absolutely vital to the health of our education system. Showcase Delegate
It is incredible to have the opportunity to see and meet the performing artists. Showcase Delegate
Showcases were diverse, culturally represented, creative and energetic. It was a venue for rich conversations to take place. Showcase Delegate
I found the showcases re-energizing in that my own creative process received a kickstart and I had a million ideas racing through my mind. Showcase Delegate
I loved learning from others who share the same passion for championing the arts, from class to district level. Showcase Delegate
Book Performances. Make use of our cost-effective booking and touring service and we’ll take care of the logistics of bringing a performing artist to your school. Each year we coordinate over 2,100 performances across BC. Online Booking Request Form
Apply for Grants. This year, make it a priority to apply for an Artist in the Classroom grant which provides up to $3,500 for small to medium scale projects or up to $10,000 for large scale projects. Artist residencies allow for deep student engagement and supports increased learning outcomes. List of Grants
Participate in Professional Development. We deliver workshops that explore arts integration as an approach to teaching and build on the creative confidence of teachers while making practical connections to the revised curriculum. View the Catalogue Here
The countdown has begun to ArtStarts Showcase 2019, taking place on March 4-5, 2019.
Check out our Showcase 2018 Recap Blog
Check out the highlights from Showcase 2018
Opening Reception in the Contact Room
The Contact Room is an opportunity for presenters to meet ArtStarts’ Artists on Tour. Participating artists will have table displays and be available to answer questions and share more details about their artistic practices and their touring performances for the 2018-19 school year.
A reception will also be in the Contact Room. Come join the fun and enjoy a delightful glass of wine, delicious canapés and prizes! This will be a wonderful opportunity to mingle with artists, peers and the ArtStarts team.