Artists in Schools 2023-24

The Artists in Schools program partners with community arts organizations and provides funding to support schools in offering art-enriched learning experiences in classrooms across Nova Scotia.

Students and teachers from grades primary to 12 work with Nova Scotian artists in all arts disciplines—dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing—on curriculum-based projects that inspire students to explore their interests and expand their learning through the arts.



Glass and Light Project, Island View School, Grades 9–12
Glass and Light Project, Island View School, Grades 9–12

Supporting Our Vibrant School Communities

Making Meaning through the Arts

The arts are embedded in our daily lives. They describe, define, and deepen human experience in ways that are both personal and global, real and magical.

Dance, drama, music, visual arts, and writing are vehicles through which people make meaning of the complexities of life and make connections among and between themselves and with others.

The arts play a critical role in developing critical-thinking skills, problem-solving skills, motor skills, communication skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, creativity and inventiveness. The arts are a form of self-expression and connect students with their own culture as well as with the wider world.

Programming and Funding for 2023–24

Programs are free of charge or are subsidized. Check with individual partner organizations below for program and funding formulas specific to each program.

Workshops in French

French workshops are available through GénieArts, in a variety of arts disciplines, for French-first-language programs. Workshops in French for French-second-language programs are available through the English partner organizations. Check with individual partner organizations below for additional information.

Organizations and Partners

The following partners provide the Artists in Schools program to all RCEs and the CSAP.


For more information:

For additional information on the Artists in Schools program or arts education curriculum, please contact:

Arts Education Consultant
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Tel: 902-424-8894