September 27, 2021
In honour of the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, ArtStarts will close on September 30, 2021. As an organization committed to pursuing anti-oppression in education, we are taking this day to reflect upon the historical and ongoing impacts of colonialism and the residential school system on Indigenous peoples.
September 24, 2021
Image description: A view of the Squamish Valley and Howe Sound. In the foreground is a grassy field. The sound is in the middle of the image. In the background is the mountains that surround the Squamish Valley. Each year artists and educators collaborate to provide students arts-based experiences through the Artists in the Classroom grant. The pandemic has been incredibly demanding for students as they adapt to a constant state of flux. A classroom project would need to be equally adaptive. The AIC grant has allowed for dynamic arts-integrated projects to continue in schools in a safe and innovative way. One example is the collaboration between The Cinematheque and students from St'a7mes (Stawamus) School.
September 03, 2021
Image description: A white zine lays unfolded on green grass. On the left page of the zine is a photo of the aerial view of a creature with a tail, some hair, and a smiling face. On the right page of the zine is a photo of two crabs. The crab on the top of the page has big eyes and is wearing little boots on its legs. The crab down below is wearing a baseball hat on its head and is holding a baseball bat in its claws.
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