Connect with us

ArtStarts in Schools Logo

Artists Rendering Tales Collective Inc. (ARTCI)

Discipline: Dance, Film / Video, Interdisciplinary, Music, Storytelling, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing
Homebase: Richmond
Languages: English
Contact Me: (778) 319-6524 , Email , Web

Artists Rendering Tales Collective Inc. (ARTCI) is a powerful group of artists who are highly familiar in combining the arts and curriculum. With over 100 years combined experience, ARTCI is a one-stop arts program resource. ARTCI has the ability to cover multiple facets of art and education from the traditional to the ultra-modern electronic media formats in a single project and are particularly effective in developing large-scale, full-school infusions. Our team includes drama, storytelling, visual art, dance, creative writing, First Nations, media and electronic arts, photography, filmmaking, audio and music artists. ARTCI has the capacity to help you tell your school, classroom or curricular story in multiple, integrated, engaging and artistic ways! To see full artist bios visit


The project that was assigned to ARTCI during our 125 celebrations was enormous and involved many facets. During this time ARTCI was eager to collaborate with diverse groups of people from the local First Nations Band, local drama groups and volunteers that could sometimes disappoint by pulling out at the last minute, as well as working with various City departments. Along with their extreme creativity they were always professional, adaptable, tactful and understood the needs and the complexities of any situation. Lynda Baker, Cultural and Community Events Coordinator, City of Coquitlam
The leadership, teamwork and confidence that the program instills translates directly in to the classroom. The artists allow the students to 'taste success' thus, by the time they return to the classroom they can't help but strive for more, both academically and as leaders. ARTCI's positive effect on the social and emotional progress of the children resonates long after the program ends. It is because of this effect that I hope to continue to work with these amazing artists in the future. Justin Borsato, Grade 7 Teacher, Britannia Elementary

Project Examples

Focus on First Peoples

Observing and incorporating the protocol, history and traditions of First Nations people, students retell ancient stories using a combination of art forms. Beginning with a visit from an elder, students continue to build on their knowledge and understanding of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture by expressing themselves through through drama, dance, visual art, First Nations art, media arts, filmmaking, storytelling, creative writing or all of the above with the expert support of the ARTCI team.

Voices: The Great Story Project

Every time, place, person and artifact has a story... a voice. ARTCI's Voices project celebrates these stories by encouraging each participant to become its teller. Whatever the topic or subject matter and whether through drama, dance, visual art, First Nations art, media arts, filmmaking, storytelling, creative writing or all of the above, students discover, embrace and share their gifts and abilities as storytellers with our creative team. ARTCI will collaborate with schools or classrooms to develop programs that address school specific themes and needs and can facilitate a showcase of student success as a finale.

Browse Artists in the Classroom Directory