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October 23, 2018

Reflections: Summer Camp & Social Responsibility


For the past three years, ArtStarts has hosted a special pro-d event just for teachers! Summer Camp gives teachers the tools to navigate the revised BC curriculum while integrating the arts. This year, we focused specifically on one of the Core Competencies: Social Responsibility. We spent two jam-packed days exploring culturally appropriate implementation of the First Peoples Principles of Learning, and learning how to apply trauma-informed principles to make more accessible classrooms and more sustainable school years for teachers themselves. This year we also hosted a record number of teacher candidates from the education program at UBC - we’re wishing them all the best of luck this fall as they head back to university or out into their practicums!


October 23, 2018

Reflections: Movement is for Every Body Exhibition

Movement is for Every Body

Written by Leah Horlick, Program Manager Movement Is For Every Body is a two-part exhibition showcasing movement, dance, and accessibility which challenges the way one is usually supposed to move in an art gallery and explores questions like: Who gets to call themselves a dancer? What’s dance and what’s movement? Is there a difference? 


October 20, 2018

Wild Heart in Motion with Desirée Dawson


Written by Maira Ramirez This September at ArtStarts at River Market series we welcomed a very special guest: Desirée Dawson, winner of CBC’s 2016 Searchlight contest!


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