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The Great Canadian Cupcake and Cookie Decorating Contest

January’s youthLEADarts Nova Scotia drop-in program for youth aged 7-14 was a great success! An abundance of local community kids joined us for the Great Canadian Cupcake and Cookie Decorating Contest.   In teams, they created a company logo, poster, promotional shot or commercial and presented them, along with their beautiful cupcakes, to our local celebrity …

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Helping Others to See: Hastings Youth Debut Their Art at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas Last week, youthLEADarts participants from Hastings Elementary in Vancouver celebrated as their exhibition, “Whale Tales: A Call to Action” opened at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.  The art featured the whale doodles and slogans that …

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Unleashing Inner Brilliance: Empowering Marginalized Children through Art and Performance Arts

To wrap up International Arts in Education Week, we are pleased to have a contribution by guest blogger and author Simone Pertuiset.  Simone’s books are inspired by her own family’s stories: one about France (and travelling to Africa and South America) in the 1800s and one about the early 1900s in England and the trenches of the …

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youthLEADarts Artist Educators: Creating for healing and resilience in uncertain times

“At a time when challenges related to climate, peace, education and the future of our societies are converging, our need for the power of art – and for it to be made accessible to all through arts education – is stronger than ever.” Audrey Azouley, Director General of UNESCO In celebration of International Arts Education …

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