March 13, 2019
By Maira Ramirez, Special Events Coordinator This past February, we had the pleasure of hosting Boris Sichon for our free, family-friendly performance at ArtStarts at River Market in New Westminster. Boris has been studying musical instruments from various different cultures worldwide, and has been practicing and performing for many years. Boris shared his talent by playing a variety of fascinating instruments from his personal collection of over 200!
February 20, 2019
Recently at ArtStarts, we've been reflecting and taking a critical look at where we could provide more equitable access to arts-based experiences for kids. Emphasizing what equitable access looks like we took inspiration from people and organizations working at the intersection of art and education. This past year, were particularly inspired by the values of an organization called Springboard for the Arts. They describe their values as guiding principles, actively used as a decision-making tool to guide their work; like Springboard, we believe that "our way of working is equally important as what we do.
January 18, 2019
Exciting news! Our washrooms at ArtStarts are now gender-neutral! What does this mean? The washrooms at ArtStarts are no longer separated into “men’s” and “women’s.” Yay! We now have: One washroom with multiple stalls – it has a purple door! One washroom with a single stall, a urinal, and an outside door that locks – the door is green!
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