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AIRS offered 8 full year studio residencies, 5 pilot residencies and 2 media arts residencies in 14 elementary schools in the Vancouver School District for the 2019/20 school year. These residencies engaged students in diverse projects and explorations that encompassed a multiplicity of different mediums and concepts.
The suspension of schools in March 2019 due to COVID-19 necessitated the relocation of the physical space of the studio to a virtual art experience online.
Full Year Studios
Artists work one day a week in the studio for a year with students across the whole school.
Artists work one day a week in the studio with three classes for eight weeks.
Media Arts Residencies
Artists work with students on media arts projects
To visit each studio and discover more about the artist’s vision and student work, please tour our Virtual Exhibition.
The Artist In Residence Studio program is honoured to be working together on the unceded, unsurrendered and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm|Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh|Squamish & səlilwətaɬ |Tsleil-Waututh people, where we learn, live and work. We humbly acknowledge that we are unlearning and relearning and with this acknowledgement comes the commitment to engage in ongoing acts of reconciliation.
PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm - Musqueam (pronounced Mus-kwee-um) Sḵwxwú7mesh - Squamish Nation (pronounced Skwa-mish) səlilwətaɬ - Tsleil-Waututh (pronounced Slay-wah-tuth) Please do not capitalize x in xʷməθkʷəy̓əm & s in səlilwətaɬ Do capitalize S in Skwxwú7mesh *The above has been shared by Chas Desjarlais- District Principal of Indigenous Education.