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ArtStarts postpones Showcase until February 2011

ArtStarts postpones Showcase until February 2011

For many years, ArtStarts has brought together artists and school district delegates from around BC for our exciting Spring Showcase. The event helps arts programmers select from a diverse range of professional arts groups when booking performances for young audiences in their communities. However, after careful consideration, ArtStarts has decided to postpone our April 2010 Showcase until February 2011.

Thank you, TELUS!

Thank you, TELUS!

Howard Jang, director of Arts Club Theatre Company, stopped by this afternoon to present a cheque to ArtStarts on behalf of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board, of which he is a member. The Board has generously offered to renew its sponsorship of the ArtStarts on Saturdays Series. This means we will be continuing to offer free, artist-led workshops to families & kids in the downtown Vancouver area next year!

Welcoming Jessica!

Welcoming Jessica!

ArtStarts in Schools is thrilled to welcome Jessica Wilkin as its newest member to the team. Jessica will be filling in temporarily as the Communications Assistant for the Communications Coordinator while she is away on parental leave.

A woman of distinction

A woman of distinction

Over 1000 women and men packed the glittering hall of the Westin Bayshore on June 3rd for a gala-gala-do that feted some of the city’s most outstanding women. ArtStarts Executive Director, Wendy Newman was one of the nominees in the Arts, Culture & Design category for her lifelong dedication to the arts including the establishment of the ArtStarts gallery for young people’s art.

Free performing arts workshops for families

Free performing arts workshops for families

Starting January 31st, ArtStarts is presenting a free performance series for families in Vancouver's downtown area. "ArtStarts on Saturdays" will kick off with a workshop by circus artist Sand Northrup AKA One Woman Circus, who will introduce youngsters to circus skills including feather balancing, juggling, rola bola and plate-spinning.