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September 22, 2017

Artists in the Classroom Grant Recipient List

ArtStarts in Schools will be distributing $229,042 to schools across the province to bring artists into their classrooms. The Artists in the Classroom grants are funding 68 projects including 12 large scale projects of up to $10,000. This is the first of two intakes for the 2017-18 school year.

Through these projects,

  • 6,965 students will get the chance to engage in hands-on arts experiences with professional artists to facilitate deeper learning
  • 94 professional artists will further develop their artistic excellence and practice
  • 336 educators will integrate arts into their classrooms to inspire creativity and innovation

The projects span British Columbia from Sparwood to Prince George to Port McNeill for students from kindergarten to grade 12. Artistic disciplines range from poetry to pottery to pantomime. The 68 projects competed in a merit-based assessment of artistic quality, student engagement, curricular connections and project scope. Each project is unique; you can see a full listing of these projects below.

Here is just a taste of some of the projects that will unfold this school year:

Listen to Your Gut
Grindrod Elementary
Grindrod, BC

Students will create a large scale model of the gastrointestinal tract that people can move through. Each class will use a variety of artistic media (fabric, puppetry, movement, etc) to represent a section of the digestive passage to creatively learn about how the food we eat is processed in our own bodies and becomes the building blocks for growth and health.

Natural Selection Through the Lens of Aboriginal Mythology: Scientific Theory Represented through Traditional Storytelling, Creative Writing and Graphic Art
Brocklehurst Middle School
Kamloops, BC

After hearing legends from a traditional Aboriginal storyteller and researching organisms native to their area, students will create a digital storybook with illustrations that explains how their chosen organism adapts for survival in the style of Aboriginal mythology.

Material World
Burnaby North Secondary
Burnaby, BC

Through an exploration of waste and our material world, students will explore the possibilities of a chosen disposable material, how to cut it, shape it, join it, to create a sculpture or useful object from it in response to their research.

On a Beam of Light
Journey Middle School
Sooke, BC

Students will study examples of how innovation has changed the world and continues to deliver the future. The struggles of great thinkers like Albert Einstein will be studied to learn about human nature – what common qualities do innovators have? Students will use what they’ve learned about the challenges of being a creative thinker to develop characters, memorize lines, learn choreography and present a play.

Artists in the Classroom grants offer up to $3,500 for small scale projects and grants of up to $10,000 for large scale projects. Artists, teachers, principals and PAC representatives in British Columbia are eligible to apply. The next deadline to apply is October 16, 2017, for projects taking place January to June 2018.

AIC grants are disbursed by ArtStarts in Schools and funded by BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia's Creative Futures program.

School Name

City

Project Title

Amount Approved

Aberdeen Elementary

Kamloops

Defining Moments

$3,346.00

Agnes L Mathers Elementary

Sandspit

Row by Row, We're Going to Make Our Garden Grow

$2,209.00

Arrow Heights Elementary

Revelstoke

Wildland Wonders

$6,801.00

Artemis Place Secondary School

Victoria

Through my lens

$2,450.00

Bayview Community Elementary

Vancouver

The Living Room Project

$3,900.00

Brocklehurst Middle School

Kamloops

Natural Selection thru the Lens of Aboriginal Myth

$4,900.00

Burnaby North Secondary

Burnaby

Material World

$3,450.00

Cedar Bridge School

Lumby

Circus Performing Arts Program

$1,680.00

Cloverdale Traditional

Victoria

Cloverdale and the Garry Oak Grove

$5,682.00

Customized Learning Centre - LINC

Coquitlam

Art Appreciation-Prehistoric Times to Modern Age

$3,500.00

David Thompson Secondary

Vancouver

New Shoots

$3,500.00

District 42 Alternative Secondary

Maple Ridge

Art Engagement for At-Risk Students

$2,744.00

Ecole des Glaciers

Revelstoke

Learning Science through Circus!

$1,860.00

Ecole des Glaciers

Revelstoke

Building Social Connections through Cartooning

$1,326.00

Ecole des Sept-Sommets

Rossland

Our Vibrant and Living Culture

$1,654.00

Environmental School Project

Maple Ridge

Histories and Traditions of the River

$6,633.00

Florence Nightingale Elementary

Vancouver

Claiming Space/Making Place for Belonging

$10,000.00

Forest Grove Elementary

Burnaby

ART+CRAFT: Young Hands Quilting Community

$5,964.00

Garibaldi Annex

Vancouver

TREES: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

$3,500.00

Grindrod Elementary

Grindrod

Listen to Your Gut

$9,700.00

Handsworth Secondary

North Vancouver

"Playing With Words" Playbuilding Project

$3,500.00

Hume Elementary

Nelson

POETRY ALIVE!

$3,320.00

Island Discovery Learning Community

North Vancouver

Connecting With the Sounds of Nature

$3,500.00

James McKinney Elementary

Richmond

The Earth In Our Hands; The Earth Under Our Feet

$1,260.00

John Oliver Secondary

Vancouver

The Art Of Belonging

$2,150.00

Journey Middle School

Sooke

On a Beam of Light

$3,500.00

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School

North Vancouver

The Puppet Musical Project

$3,500.00

Kootenay Orchards Elementary

Cranbrook

The Canadian Melting Pot

$2,770.00

Kwalikum Secondary

Qualicum Beach

The Art Of Improvising: Jazz for Life!

$3,500.00

Ladysmith Secondary

Ladysmith

Poetic Justice

$3,500.00

Lord Nelson Elementary

Vancouver

The Making of Cantastoria

$1,050.00

Lord Selkirk Annex

Vancouver

Discovering First Nations Cultures-a two part proj

$3,650.00

Lord Strathcona Elementary

Vancouver

A New Path to the Waterfall

$10,000.00

Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary

New Westminster

Le village de Jackie: singing and dancing Africa!

$3,500.00

Mayne Island School

Mayne Island

World Rhythms

$3,500.00

Nakusp Secondary

Nakusp

Layered Identity

$1,400.00

Nanoose Bay Elementary

Nanoose Bay

Success Through Curiosity and Inquiry

$3,339.00

Nanoose Bay Elementary

Nanoose Bay

How I Shape My World

$3,479.00

New Westminster Secondary

New Westminster

NWSS Social Justice Theatre

$3,500.00

Nootka Elementary

Vancouver

Secret Identities

$3,296.00

North Island Secondary

Port McNeill

'Namyut NISS Family Home of Learning Pole Project

$3,500.00

Okanagan Landing Elementary

Vernon

Creating traces-Voyage btwn Science, Fibers, Plant

$2,373.00

Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry

Victoria

Contemporary Theater

$3,250.00

Parkland Middle School

Cranbrook

Growing, Greening and Giving

$1,700.00

Pemberton Secondary

Pemberton

Professional visual journaling and community proj

$3,164.00

Queen Mary Community Elementary

North Vancouver

The Firefly Project - Queen Mary

$1,460.00

Renfrew Elementary

Vancouver

Immigrant Exper in Canada of Visible Minorities

$2,240.00

Reynolds Secondary

Victoria

Life in Balance with Creatively United

$3,500.00

Ron Brent Elementary

Prince George

Clay & Pottery: A Global View

$3,500.00

Roosevelt Park Elementary

Prince Rupert

Ayoo! – Salmon Art Project

$1,334.00

Saltspring Elementary

Salt Spring Island

Creative Nature Connection in Our Own Backyard

$4,671.00

Sir William MacDonald Elem

Vancouver

Snow: Dancing into Winter

$700.00

Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary

Skidegate

Identity Maps

$3,500.00

Sparwood Secondary

Sparwood

In the Director’s Chair

$520.00

Stelly's Secondary

Saanichton

Learning Commons and School Signage Transformation

$10,000.00

Tecumseh Elementary

Vancouver

Building Creative Expression and Identity

$1,092.00

Trafalgar Middle School

Nelson

French-Canadian Traditional Arts & Culture

$2,315.00

Trafalgar Middle School

Nelson

Capoiera with Kids!

$2,100.00

Tyee Elementary

Vancouver

Montessori Meaning Makers

$3,500.00

Vancouver Technical Secondary

Vancouver

Project Orange

$3,500.00

Victoria High School

Victoria

ARGON-a performative work  exploring connections

$3,500.00

Walter Moberly Elementary

Vancouver

What’s in a Game? The Practice of Play

$1,400.00

Westcot Elementary

West Vancouver

The Sounds of Our WORDS

$2,782.00

Westview Elementary

North Vancouver

Cultures, Community & Collaboration

$2,250.00

Westview Elementary

North Vancouver

Uzume Taiko Drumming Experience

$2,765.00

Wildflower School

Nelson

POETRY ALIVE!

$2,960.00

Windermere Secondary

Vancouver

MATH-GAZINE!

$763.00

Winlaw Elementary School

Winlaw

POETRY ALIVE!

$2,690.00

 

 

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