Artists in Schools 2020-21

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

Helping to Re-Build 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.

As we navigate the challenges and joys of returning to school this year, the arts can play a critical role in helping to re-build our vibrant school communities.

Revised Programming and Funding for 2020–21

We recognize that during this unique and unusual time we need creative approaches and solutions. This year, all artist visits to classrooms will be online, supported by print and other media, and all learning opportunities will adhere to current public health guidelines.

Schools will not contribute a percentage of the costs this year—100% of funding is provided by the organizations and partners.

Workshops in French

French workshops are available through Génie Arts, in all arts disciplines, for French-first-language programs. Some English partner organizations offer workshops in French for French-second-language programs. Check with the partner organizations below for additional information.

Organizations and Partners

The following partners provide the Artists in Schools program to all RCEs and the CSAP. [French Immersion classes and] CSAP have access to additional programming and funding through Genie Arts. [confirm with Brian]


For more information:

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

Ardith Haley
Arts Education Consultant
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Tel: (902) 424-8894