For 2020/21 AIRS is running 8 full year studio residencies, 5 extended pilot residencies and 4 media arts residencies in 16 elementary schools in the Vancouver School District. These residencies engaged students in diverse projects and explorations that encompassed a multiplicity of different mediums and concepts.
Full Year Studio Residencies
Artists work one day a week over the course of 20 weeks/day sessions over the year with students across the whole school.
Full year ECUAD/AIRS Studio Residency
A full year residency for community engaged art practice at Mount Pleasant Elementary sponsored in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art and Design open to Emily Carr graduates.
Extended Pilot Studios
Extended residencies in schools that received a pilot residency for 2019/20.
Artists work with multiple classes and students across the school one day a week for 16 weeks.
Media Arts Extended Residencies
Artists work one day a week with multiple intermediate classes for 16- 20 weeks with a focus on media arts.
Media Arts Pilot Residencies
Artists work one day a week with 2 or 3 classes for 8 weeks with a focus on media arts.
A 5 week mentorship opportunity at the inaugural AIRS Art and Discovery Studio at Florence Nightingale Elementary with AIRS Director Maggie Milne Martens for professional and emerging artists wanting to expand their community engaged art experience into schools.