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.
enrichment programs bring together artists with teachers and students,
for full-day, skill-specific classes that celebrate learning.
We offer programs for both
elementary and secondary students. From ceramics and painting to collage
and photography, our enrichment programs provide vital skills training
and the necessary dedicated time and focus that gives young artists the
rare opportunity to immerse themselves in creativity and art making.
For our Secondary Students, we are proud to offer learning opportunities through our
Mentoring Emerging Young Artists program.
During several days, students who are nominated by their school are
taken out of the regular classroom stream and given the opportunity to
work with a professional artist at the AFK Studios.
Over the years, we've offered enrichment programs that bring students together with teachers to work with artists such as:
Gordon Smith - Toni Onley - Joe Fafard - David Blackwood - Guido Molinari - Kenojuak Ashevak - Rodney Graham
Gu Xiong - Angela Grossmann - Bobbie Burgers - Erin McSavaney - Victor John Penner - Simon Chang - Judson Beaumont
Heather Aston - Ted Harrison - Brendan Tang - Sarah Davidson - George Littlechild - Jamie Evrard - Xwalactun - DRIL Collective
Birthe Piontek - M.E. Sparks - Vanessa Brown - Cease Wyss - Mehran Modarres