The Studio

About The Studio

The Studio in the Faculty of Education brings together research formerly conducted under the ArtsMatters umbrella with a variety of arts activities generated by faculty members, graduate students and teacher candidates.

Much of the arts education research carried out by the ArtsMatters co-founders, Dr. Rena Upitis and Dr. Katharine Smithrim, was funded by a series of research grants and contracts beginning in 1996. This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Royal Conservatory of Music, The George C. Metcalf Foundation, and The Canadian Pacific Charitable Foundation.

The Artist-Educator in Residence program, through which an artist-educator is in residence at the Faculty for a short period each year, is made possible through the generous support of Margaret Light, the MacLean Foundation, and several anonymous private donors.

Our Artist in Community Education (ACE) program benefits from the research and arts activities held in The Studio, and some ACE activities are hosted by The Studio.

The Studio also supports the efforts of the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning at the Faculty of Education. The Studio is currently overseen by the Arts Infusion Committee.

Current Activities

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