BIG IDEAS in School
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a 2018-19 application form.
Through an annual artist collaborator project grant, the program brings local professional artists to collaborate with teachers to foster creative and innovative learning. This project-based learning program takes students outside their classroom and brings the community into their classroom. The program has reached to over 10,000 students from diverse socio-economic demographics in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Surrey, Vancouver and West Vancouver. The coming 2018-2019 year will introduce the program nation-wide to schools in both Ontario and Quebec through both our digital and sculptural platforms.
BIG IDEAS in-School is a program that integrates the Vancouver Biennale’s exhibitions with the British Columbia curriculum. Teachers are invited to submit a single classroom project or collaborate with other teachers/schools to develop a joint project. Project ideas can be drawn from BIG IDEAS Digital past BIG IDEAS in-School projects and curriculum unit plans covering inquiry topics such as environmental, cultural or historical perspectives, mathematical applications, global citizenship,language arts both aural and visual, and social change.
2018-2019 Program Theme: re-IMAGE-n STEAM
Engaging with world-renowned international artists from the 2018—2020 season, launch in July 2018, four art works will be newly introduced to the BC Educational landscape. Within this pedagogical foundation, we aim to break barriers through not only STEAM but also by basing our programming on continual engagement, diverse learning processes, and inspiration drawn from global events and actions.
BIG IDEAS = Science | Technology | Art | Engineering | Mathematics
Our 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale objective builds community and transforms neighbourhoods as a catalyst for engagement and social action. The new exhibition themes will re-IMAGE-n our urban scape and successful submissions will demonstrate the incorporation of interdisciplinary lessons when using the enquiry learning process. This module includes a field trip study (or BIG IDEAS Anywhere virtual tour) of Vancouver Biennale art installations that elicit meaningful connections to the topics being studied in the community.
Interested in taking part? Contact Naomi with your school name, grade/s and the artistic medium you are interested in working with:
Submission Deadline November 19, 2018 at 4pm
- Arts Inquiry fosters discovery and creative learning through Biennale public arts and architecture.
- Arts Infusion facilitates expression in multiple art forms through artist-led workshops in schools.
- Cross-Curricular drives integrated concepts that weave multiple subject areas together.
- Socially Inclusive connects schools, grades K-12, not only in British Columbia, but also Canada-wide inclusive.
- Community-based bring students beyond the classroom and invite bring urban environments in.
- Online Resources provides exemplary multi-media instructional samples and project toolkit.
Planning Your Biennale Open Air Museum Visit in 2018-2019
The current 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale Open Air Museum exhibition is now launched and active. Over the past months, we have introduced new works throughout the city from international artists working in sculpture, video/film, architecture, new media, and photography. Below is a list of these urban interventions, including the most recently installed works, all dated 2018. We invite you to visit them on-site and/or access any through BIG IDEAS Anywhere online video virtual tour.
- *NEW Acoustic Anvil: A Small Weight To Forge the Sea by Maskull Lasserre, Vancouver – on-site
- *NEW Paradise Has Many Gates by Ajlan Gharem, Vancouver – on-site
- *NEW A Logo for America by Alfredo Jaar, Vancouver – on-site and virtual (this is a temporary exhibition with an on-site installation video available upon request. Projection will recommence May 2019)
- *NEW Curious Imaginings by Patricia Piccinini, Vancouver – on-site (temporary exhibition [September to December 2018]. Contact Vancouver Biennale for group bookings.
- Trans Am Totem by Marcus Bowcott, Vancouver – on-site
- A-maze-ing Laughter by Yue Minjun, Vancouver – on-site and virtual tour
- Engagement by Dennis Oppenheim, Vancouver – on-site and virtual tour
- Echoes by Michel Goulet, Vancouver on-site and virtual tour
- Jasper by John Clement, Vancouver – on-site
- 217.5 Arc x 13 by Bernar Venet, Vancouver – on-site and virtual tour
- Vancouver Novel by Joao Loureiro, Vancouver – on-site
- The Stop by Michael Zheng, Vancouver – on-site
- Walking Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Vancouver –on-site and virtual tour
- Water #10 by Ren Jun, Richmond – on-site and virtual tour
- WOW Westminster by Jose Resende, New Westminster – on-site and virtual tour
- Public Furniture | Urban Trees by Hugo Franca, Squamish – on-site
- Untitled (Wolf) by Vik Muniz, Squamish – virtual tour
- Giants by OSGEMEOS, Vancouver – on-site and virtual tour
- Public Furniture | Urban Trees by Hugo Franca, Vancouver – virtual tour
To receive updates on BIG IDEAS programs, please contact us at email@example.com. To learn more about BIG IDEAS, attend a district professional development workshop or book a customized workshop at your school. View Workshop Information.