Artists in the Schools and ArtsSmarts are two MAC programs specifically aimed at facilitating partnerships between professional Manitoba artists and K-12 schools in Manitoba.
These programs are a vital part of MAC’s commitment to serving the people of Manitoba in the North and rural areas as well as in Winnipeg. In the 2015-2016 school year there was a total of 31,000 students participated in Artists in the Schools and ArtsSmarts residencies in Manitoba schools; 29 residencies were north of the 53rd parallel; 128 in rural communities in Southern Manitoba; and 76 in Winnipeg.
Artists in the Schools has a directory of over 60 professional artists who travel to schools all over Manitoba, working with teachers and students to enrich the existing arts curricula. Search the 2017 Artists in the Schools Directory.
ArtsSmarts helps schools collaborate with local artists of their choosing to integrate the arts into the teaching of other curriculum areas.