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We make it easy for everyone to explore their creativity!  Through a variety of innovative and accessible programs, we reach those who may not otherwise have access to the arts.

Due to COVID-19, some of these programs have been put on hold. 

Scholarships & Bursaries

Place des Arts awards annual scholarships and bursaries to help registered students in their pursuit of excellence in the arts. Scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of artistic achievement or for overcoming a challenge. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need.

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Subsidies

In partnership with the City of Coquitlam’s Financial Assistance for Recreation (FAR) and our local social service agencies, we provide full and partial subsidies to our arts education programs. To be eligible for FAR, please apply through the City of Coquitlam.

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Creative heARTs Program

In 2020, we launched our Creative HeARTs program, which provides free, in-person art workshops facilitated by local artists for newcomer and marginalized families to safely engage with the arts.

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Artist-in-Residence Program

Place des Arts launched our Artist-in-Residence Program in 2014 with the objective of providing no-cost workshops for local school children to learn through the exploration of various art practices.

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Summer Theatre Troupe Production

This program provides training and performance opportunities to emerging theatre artists each summer. Over the course of several weeks, the troupe works with a professional theatre director and production team to produce a play. They then hit the road and perform the show for free to the public in a local park.

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Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company School Tours

Place des Arts’ Coquitlam Youth Theatre (CYT) is a performance-based training company made up of emerging theatre artists. Each season, the company presents free performances at local elementary and middle schools in a week-long tour, giving school students an opportunity to experience live theatre, often for the first time.

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Participation in Community Events

Place des Arts participates in a variety of community events, like Coquitlam Canada Day or Lights at Larfarge, where we offer fun, free art activities to engage event-goers.

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Sharing Culture Through the Natural World

Place des Arts in partnership with First Nations artist Christine Mackenzie engaged the community to create an art piece that celebrates multiculturalism through First Nations art and culture.

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