Art education benefits student academic success and personal development. Partnering with art organizations and independent artists not only positively impacts our students and schools but leads to a more culturally vibrant community.
We are excited you are interested in sharing your talents with our students.
We have several ways you can get involved:
Artists apply to be a part of the Roster and teachers use this roster to search for artists based on areas of expertise. This roster is available for viewing on our internal website for all our teachers and schools. Schools will contact the arts organizations or individual artists they would like to work with. If you are an artist or arts organization interested in working with our schools, we encourage you to join our Art Roster.
Here’s how you can apply:
- complete the Artist Roster Application.
- provide proof of valid of insurance and WCB coverage. If you do not have insurance coverage, the CBE has facilitated a process with Marsh Insurance for approximately $200 a year.
- have a current vulnerable sector Police Information Check
note | if you have a current master agreement with the CBE or you work for an arts organization that has a master agreement with the CBE, the art partner will need to complete the Artist Roster Application (With Master Agreement).
If you have any questions, please contact our Learning Services department at ArtistRoster@cbe.ab.ca.
Individuals and arts organizations not on the Artist Roster can also be engaged directly by schools as visiting artists. Visiting artists can take many forms, but can be volunteers or contracted. Artists hoping to express their interest in working with CBE schools are encouraged to apply to the Artist Roster.
- Visiting artists who are not volunteers are required to complete a CBE On-Site contract directly with the school
- All artists working directly with students require a current vulnerable sector Police Information Check
Artists Working in the Classroom
Before you join us in the classroom, the teacher or principal will connect with you directly to discuss learning goals, negotiate services provided, and school/CBE policies.
Before you begin your work at CBE you must review the Wear | Business casual dress code and our Fine and Performing Arts Administrative Regulation 3052 to understand the expectations and roles and responsibilities within CBE schools about all the CBE policies and regulations that govern the operation of the school board and employees.
You will also need to sign a confidentiality statement to ensure that any information accessed, collected, used, generated, or stored while performing the service for the Calgary Board of Education, including student information, is strictly confidential and is to be used only in the provision of services.
Submit Learning Opportunities
If you have arts-based learning opportunities, you can request to share your information with our teachers and schools. Find out how in Request to Share Information with Schools.