City of Albany assist students to explore creative pathways

Published on Thursday, 23 November 2023 at 2:55:47 PM

Vancouver Arts Centre and local artist Nat Rad have collaborated with students from Albany Senior High School in an innovative project called The Creative Pathways Program.

The program is designed to offer year 9 and 10 students an opportunity to create an original project from start to finish whilst gaining valuable insights into the diverse career paths of the arts sector.

The program acknowledges that incorporating the arts into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education broadens comprehension through creative means.

Students have been exploring various roles in the arts sector by engaging in project management and event planning, developing marketing materials and strategies, and curating exhibitions.

Exploring the theme of ‘Change’, the students are collaborating on an exhibition named Oh My Days which aims to encapsulate the emotions of excitement, apprehension, and personal development within the school journey.

Manager Arts and Culture Paul Nielsen expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative.

"The Creative Pathways Program aims to support and inspire young talent, removing barriers and fostering interest in the arts sector,” he said.

“Students have taken ownership of every aspect of the project, showcasing impressive ideas.”

Albany Senior High School Acting Principal Jarrad Ritchie said the school is excited to be a part of this pilot program.

“We are excited to partner with the City on the Creative Pathways Program, as it represents a remarkable opportunity to enrich our students' education and foster creativity within our community,” he said.

“The students have demonstrated remarkable passion for the creative sector and have gained valuable experience and knowledge they can take into their future careers and endeavours.”

The exhibition will be showcased at the Vancouver Arts Centre from Friday 17 November, to Friday 24 November.

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