Attend an Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon

Are you an artist with experience or interest in working with young people? Are you looking for ways to connect with like-minded artists in your community? Ever wonder if mentorship might help you advance your career?

ArtStarts in Schools is presenting five Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salons throughout the province to facilitate dialogue and connections with a diverse group of artists working in a variety of disciplines. Through a series of energetic and thought-provoking activities, participants will share experiences, reframe traditional models and ideate possibilities for building a local community of mentorship for artists in the classroom.

Five salons are being held across the province to contribute to ArtStarts' development of a new project to support artists in the classroom:


Saturday, April 30, 2016
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Program runs 2–4:30 p.m.
Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo
Hosted by Karina Strong


Monday, May 2, 2016
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Program runs 5:30–8 p.m.
Smithers Art Gallery, 1425 Main St, Smithers
Hosted by Miriam Colvin


Thursday, May 5, 2016
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Program runs 6:30–9 p.m. 
ArtStarts in Schools, 808 Richards St, Vancouver
Hosted by Elfred Matining


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Program runs 1–3:30 p.m.
Oxygen Art Centre, #3–320 Vernon St (Alley Entrance), Nelson
Hosted by Keiko Lee-Hem


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Doors open at 10 a.m.
Program runs 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Worldbeat Dance, Arts & Wellness Studio, 1650 Pandosy St, Kelowna
Hosted by Marghanita Hughes


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This opportunity is made possible through funding support from the BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia's Creative Futures program.

Founded in 1996, ArtStarts in Schools is a not-for-profit organization that provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Learn more about ArtStarts in Schools at

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