Programs at a glance

Are you interested in enhancing arts education in your school?  ArtStarts offers a range of programs and resources that support arts and creativity among BC’s young people.

School Performances

Would you like to bring a performing group or artist to your school or community venue? Our tips on how ArtStarts can help you bring an artist into your school will help you to select an artist, contract and confirm your event, and ensure the visit runs smoothly. Browse our directory of Artists on Tour, which you can use to search for touring artists by name or discipline.

Artists in the Classroom

Are you interested in having a professional artist work with you on a hands-on arts activity, right in the classroom? Check out ArtStarts’ tips on Creating a Project at your school. You can browse our Artists in the Classroom directory to find an artist suitable for your project, or view student work created through past projects in our Exhibition Archive.

Apply for Funding

ArtStarts offers funding to educators looking to enhance arts and creativity for their students. Visit our Apply for Funding page for information on ArtStarts programs that can help financially support the arts at your school.

ArtStarts Showcase

Looking to get a taste of the variety of touring artists and groups available to perform in schools? The ArtStarts Showcase is a 3-day performing arts showcase and conference for educators interested in booking performances for young audiences. The Showcase takes place every year in downtown Vancouver.

Activities for Students

ArtStarts offers a variety of ways for students to get engaged and excited about the arts, from a gallery of student-produced artwork to a yearly province-wide celebration of arts and culture. For a complete list, visit our Activities for Students page.