Coquitlam Maillardville Heritage Trust
'Celebrating the Arts and Our Cultural Heritage'
ArtReach Program
The ArtReach Program

ArtReach is a free summer art camp for children who face socio-economic barriers to arts education. It was developed as an outreach program that fulfils Place des Arts’ mission to inspire the artist in everyone and its core values of delivering affordable, accessible programming in all artistic disciplines. ArtReach provides 40 children with the opportunity to attend a multi-disciplinary art camp at no cost. In addition to multi-disciplinary arts training, another important element of the ArtReach program is the free meal program that includes two snacks and a lunch each day.


Place des Arts will work with local elementary schools (Alderson, Rochester and Mountain View) to identify and recommend eligible students for ArtReach. Place des Arts will also collaborate with 4 professional arts instructors to develop arts programming and work with 10 youth volunteers to facilitate the camp. 


During the week, students will participate in activities that emphasize teamwork and collaboration between artistic disciplines. The week will culminate in a final performance that showcases the students’ new skills. Students will gain confidence and self-esteem by engaging in an integrated learning experience. Courses in dance, drama, acrobatics and music build communication skills, while courses in visual arts, such as prop-making, develop problem solving skills.