Artists In The Schools: Call to Artists 2017-18

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Since 2004, The Arts Council, Haliburton Highlands have been providing opportunities for children in Haliburton County elementary schools to learn from artists who live in Haliburton County through their Artists in the School Program. (Minden, Haliburton, Cardiff, Wilberforce)

The Artists in the Schools program provides:

  • Arts experiences (music, dance, drama, art) for children and teachers with local professional artists in the classroom.
  • Curriculum links between the arts and other school subjects. Exposure to various careers in the arts and creative businesses. Connections between the community and its schools.


Each class involved in the program participates in one or more 100 minutes sessions with various artists. The classroom teacher matches the artists and their projects to their students’ interests as well as the curriculum. Participating artists are paid and compensated for travel, planning and material fees. We are looking for new artists to join our roster for the 2017/2018 school year.

Workshop sessions must be submitted to Charlene McConnell by August 31, 2017 and include a brief workshop description, number of sessions, targeted grade and potential curriculum tie in. For more information regarding this opportunity and how to write up your description please contact Charlene at