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Inspiring Teachers

Teachers across British Columbia are doing incredible work championing the arts in education.

In their classrooms, they can see firsthand the positive impact that the arts and creativity can have — boosting student learning, engagement and enjoyment.

Whether you are a classroom teacher, an arts specialist or a school/district administrator, ArtStarts can support your efforts to activate learning in and through the arts by connecting you with artists, funding, professional development opportunities and more.

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Bring Artists to Your School

Bring Artists to Your School

ArtStarts maintains a directory of talented artists who offer performances, workshops, and/or classroom residencies specifically tailored for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Browse through our Artist Directory to book engaging artist performances, workshops, and residencies for young audiences through the Artist Directory.

Apply for Grants

Apply for Grants

ArtStarts offers many grants that support the arts in education and creative experiences for young people in British Columbia. Find which grants can support the arts in your school.
Take Part in Professional Development

Take Part in Professional Development

Our professional development experiences provide both teachers and artists with practical resources and approaches in arts integration and creativity.

Find out how you can get involved

Attend our Annual Showcase

Attend our Annual Showcase

Discover engaging performing artists for young audiences at our annual ArtStarts Showcase and Conference.

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Discover Practical Resources

Discover Practical Resources

ArtStarts provides practical resources for teachers, both online and at our space in downtown Vancouver.

Learn more

Visit the ArtStarts Gallery

Visit the ArtStarts Gallery

The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively to young people's art. The gallery is a rich resource for teachers who are interested in seeing examples of arts integration and professional artists working with students. Tours and workshops are available for groups.

Discover the current exhibition and plan your visit.