North Vancouver School District
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Arts Education


Creativity begins here‚Äč, 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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2022-2023 Festival Dates

‚ÄčSeylynn Strings Festival
February 1, 2023
‚ÄčElementary Band Festival
‚ÄčFebruary 2 & 3, 2023
‚ÄčSecondary Jazz Festival
‚ÄčFebruary 11, 2023
‚ÄčSecondary Choral Festival
‚ÄčFebruary 27 - March 2, 2023
‚ÄčIntermediate Music Festival
‚Äč‚ÄčMarch 6 - 9, 2023‚Äč
‚ÄčSpring Exhibition Opens, Gordon Smith Gallery
‚ÄčApril 15, 2023
‚ÄčArt from 44, District Art Show
‚ÄčMay 5 - 19, 2023
‚ÄčArts Week
‚ÄčMay 9 - 12, 2023
‚ÄčDance Festival (Grades 4 - 12)
‚Äč‚ÄčDate TBA
‚ÄčPrimary Days of Music
‚ÄčMay 30 - June 1, 2023

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.


‚ÄčBand 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, ‚ÄčArt from 44,‚ÄĮshowcases work from students across the school district.‚ÄĮThis 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.‚ÄĮClick the image to view this year‚Äôs 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.‚Äč Click through to see a showcase of the school district‚Äôs‚ÄĮoutstanding 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‚Äč