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Artist in Residence Workshops for School Children

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 arts practices.

Thanks, in part, to ongoing funding from the City of Coquitlam, each season, Place des Arts engages several professional artists to lead free workshops at our centre, primarily for local elementary and middle-school field-trip groups.

Our Artist-in-Residence Program is the only free program of its kind that is targeted specifically to underserved schools in Maillardville.

Each residency includes 10 interactive workshops that provide a rare opportunity for the students to engage with, and learn from, highly regarded professional artists working in a variety of disciplines.

Testimonials for our Artist in Residence Program

“You don’t understand how this program enriches the lives of our students.”
Charity Hide, teacher at Alderson Elementary

“Thanks for these residency programs. They are wonderful for our school population which so needs these enrichment activities but can’t afford them.”
Janet Lau, teacher at Alderson Elementary

Check back here for information on future workshops.

View our 2019/2020 workshops

view our 2018/2019 workshops

Did you know about Art à la Carte?

Art à la Carte is Place des Arts’ after-school program held in local elementary and middle schools. The program features classes in the visual and performing arts and provides arts education opportunities for children who may be unable to attend programs at Place des Arts.

To find out more about Art à la Carte opportunities, please email our Jessie Au – Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer |

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