North Vancouver School District
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Arts Education

Creativity begins here​, together

Arts Education in our schools and community is vibrant and inclusive. The strength of community within the arts fosters a strong sense of belonging for students, educators and families.

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2023-2024 Festival Dates

​GSG Fall Exhibition, The Art of Conversation
September 23 - February 29, 2023 -24 (Gordon Smith Gallery)
Secondary Jazz Festival
February 3, 2024 9 - 3 PM (Carson Graham)
Elementary Band and Strings' Festival
February 12 - 15, 2024, 7 - 9 PM (Centennial Theatre)
Intermediate Music Festival
March 11 - 14, 2024, 9 - 1 PM (Gordon Smith Gallery)
Secondary Choral Festival
March 4 - 7, 2024, 9 - 3 PM (Gordon Smith Gallery)
GSG Spring Exhibit, Prevailing Landscapes, the Importance of Place
April 13 - June 14, 2024 (Gordon Smith Gallery)
Art from 44, District Art Exhibit
May 14 - 30, 2024 (Gordon Smith Gallery Lobby)
Primary Days of Music
May 27 - 30, 2024 (Education Services Centre)

View the full 2023-2024 Arts Education Calendar HERE.

The festival Artists-in-Residence are made possible by the Artists in Education grant, disbursed by ArtStarts. This funding program supports projects that put students in direct contact with a professional artist in residence. We gratefully acknowledge BC Arts Council and the Government of BC for their support of the Artists in Education grant.

Artists for Kids


For over 30 years, Artists for Kids supports multiple levels of school and community programming, through the lens of the visual arts and the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.

Band and Strings

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The Elementary Band and Strings program offers a wonderful opportunity for students to receive instrumental instruction in a group setting and represents the start of an exciting musical journey that they can follow.  

Art from 44

The virtual exhibition,Art from 44, showcases work from students across the school district. This display of colour, creativity, and learning is a highlight of our year, as it captures expressions of play, connections to place, explorations of emotion and wellness, the honing of craftsmanship, and many rich histories and teachings. Click the image to view this years exhibition. 

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Young Artist of the Week

The Young Artist of the Week program provides valuable recognition to student artists and raises public awareness of the importance of Arts Education.​ Click through to see a showcase of the school districts outstanding young artists. 


Arts Education Team

Allison Kerr, District Principal of Arts Education

Daylen Luchsinger, District Vice Principal of Arts Education 

Laurel Dosman & Marissa Heaven, Program Coordinators, Elementary Band and Strings

Amelia Epp, District Teacher, Visual Art Education