We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, the Highbury Foundation, KPMG Foundation, Lohn Foundation, and McCarthy Tetrault Foundation.

Act your Art Out

Theatre, Visual Arts, and Dance | Ages 9–13
Location:
Various elementary schools in Surrey and Vancouver

Weekly instruction in elements of performing and visual arts helps students develop creative expression and self-confidence. Working in groups supports positive peer connections, while exploring creative expression and the creative process. This engaged program is available to priority after-school programs.

Act Your Art Out is generously supported by:

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Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society


Artistic Flair

Theatre | Ages 5–10
Location:
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, Vancouver

This program fosters creative expression, self-respect, and teamwork through dance and theatre. Basic dance movements cover a variety of styles, including hip hop and contemporary, to help encourage fitness and coordination in a fun way. Theatre classes explore character creation with games, improvisation, and scene work. The basics of on-stage vocabulary and story-telling help build self-confidence and develop collaboration skills. This program is open to participants in the Kiwassa Children’s After-School program in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood in Vancouver.

Artistic Flair is generously supported by:

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Creative Arts Program

Visual Arts | Ages Various
Location:
BC Children’s Hospital

In partnership with BC Children’s Hospital and the Vancouver School Board, Arts Umbrella provides visual arts classes to some of BC’s most vulnerable children and teens. AU instructors access to the youth mental health unit at BC Children’s Hospital once per month at each the child psychiatric unit (ages five to 11) and youth psychiatric unit (ages 12 to 19) and teach various art activities.

The Creative Arts Program is generously supported by:

Dave and Pamela Richardson
Stephanie Carlson
Anonymous


Dance it Out

Dance | Ages 5–11
Location:
Henderson Annex Elementary, Vancouver

Fun and exciting dance instruction fosters balance, coordination, fitness, creative expression, and teamwork. Students learn basic dance movements in a variety of styles, including hip hop and contemporary dance. This engaged program is available to Grades K–5 students of Henderson Annex Elementary in southeast Vancouver.

Dance it Out is generously supported by:

Deux Mille Foundation


Head Start

Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts | Ages 3–5
Surrey locations:
Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub Daycare, Bridgeview Child Care Centre
Vancouver locations:
Britannia Preschool, Eagles Daycare, Grandview Terrace Childcare, Phil Bouvier Family Centre Childcare, Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre Daycares, Strathcona Community Centre Preschool & Daycare

This program provides young learners with broad experiences in many artistic disciplines, allowing them to discover their interests. Through exploring different types of expression, the program supports children’s ability to reach age-appropriate developmental milestones.

Head Start is generously supported by:

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MFS Inveestment Management arts umbrella sponsor

Dana and John Montalbano
John and Nina Cassils
Edith Lando Charitable Foundation


Open Stage

Theatre | Ages 7–12
Locations: Strathcona Community Centre & Queen Alexandra Elementary, Vancouver

This eight-month program meets every week, and provides students with a safe environment to learn the basics of theatre. Elements of improvisation, movement, clowning, and storytelling give students tools to practice collaboration while enhancing self-confidence and self-expression. Each week, a nutritional snack is provided. At the end of the year, a public performance is held for family and friends. This program is open to students in Grades 3-7.

Open Stage is generously supported by:

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Dana and John Montalbano
Bob and Judy Hager Family Fund
Geyer Family
Gordon and Margaret Davis
Greygates Foundation
The Hamber Foundation
Pitblado Family Foundation
Union of BC Performers


Pacific Storm

Theatre| Ages 13-15
Location:
Britannia Secondary School

Pacific Storm is a full year theatre arts program delivered to the Grade 10 Social Development Class at Britannia Secondary School. The Class offers a small, protected setting for students with severe emotional difficulties. The program introduces students to a range of acting games, exercises and mediums with the aim of increasing awareness of self and others. Activities may include improv, mime, stage directions, on-camera work, voice over, masks and clowning. Students have the opportunity to explore, play, perform and socialize. The goal of the program is for students to gain an increased awareness of themselves and of others, and have a positive experience being included as part of a Theatre team, supporting and relying on each other.

The Pacific Storm Program is generously supported by:


There's an Art for That

Theatre and Visual Arts | Ages 13–19
Location: Focus Foundation of BC, Whytecliff Agile Learning Centre, Burnaby

The Focus Foundation of BC offers a variety of support services for youth, city-wide. This weekly program provides a fun and safe environment for students to develop self-expression skills through visual, media, and performing arts. The basics of drawing, painting, media arts, and theatre help students discover new interests and methods of expressing their own ideas through art. This engaged program takes place at Whytecliff Agile Learning Centre in Burnaby.

There’s an Art for That is generously supported by: