April 2019 at Place des Arts
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Wow! Who knew April could be so busy at Place des Arts?!! We have a lot to tell you about, so I've added a list below with links to each article so you can jump to the info you want.

We've just wrapped up another successful Spring Break Camp - it's always so much fun to be thronged by creative young people! Now that it's done, we'll be focusing our energies on our summer art camps as well as preparing for next season.

Read on for important registration information about summer and our 2019/2020 season, plus lots of other opportunities for you to get inspired at the centre this month.

Bernstein Beach and Beyond Concert
pARTy@PdA: Perspective and Prosecco
My Place des Arts Story Contest 2nd Place Winner
Bursary Awards Information
Dance for Parkinson's open house
Meet an inspiring volunteer
Call for Artists: Student & Alumni Shows
Important registration info for current students
Summer Fun! registration
Easter Hours
Call for BC Culture Days Ambassadors

Happy Easter to you and yours!
Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator

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Last Chance to Get Concert Tickets!  Bernstein
Hear the exquisite voice of Lambroula Pappas on April 6
If you love Classical music or opera, you don't want to miss our next faculty concert! Soprano Lambroula Pappas and pianist Matthew Ma present a gorgeous evening of repertoire by famed American Classical composers in their concert Bernstein, Beach and Beyond.

Get your tickets now at brownpapertickets.com
Adults $21; Students $16 (+ GST)
partypARTy@PdA: Perspective and Prosecco 
Friday, April 26 , 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
You don't have to be an artist to join this fun, adult-only visual arts pARTy! Teaching artist Rebecca Blair will reveal the keys to drawing 3D buildings using the techniques of the Renaissance masters. You'll learn the concepts of one-, two- and even three-point perspective while enjoying a glass of bubbly prosecco from the bar and complimentary, Italian-inspired appetizers. After this pARTy, you'll never look at buildings the same way again!

Tickets at brownpapertickets.com | $26/person or 2 for $42 (+ GST)
what's new? 
Tara's Story - 2nd Place in the My Place des Arts Story Contest
My Place des Arts Story Contest   
And second prize goes to . . . (drum roll please)
Congratulations to Tara Campbell, who took second place in our My Place des Arts Story contest!

Tara and her family are longtime Place des Arts fans, BIG FANS, which you'll discover by watching our charming video vignette, featuring Tara and her son Caeden, and reading her wonderful story of how Place des Arts feels like home to her. Congratulations Tara, and thanks for sharing your love for Place des Arts with us!

Read Tara's story here.

bursariesNew Bursary Guidelines
As part of our ongoing efforts to make arts education more accessible, we have recently revised our bursary awards program.

In the past, we accepted bursary applications once each year and from Place des Arts students only. Going forward, we will accept bursary applications throughout the year and will allow anyone aged 17 and under with financial need and who wishes to take a class or lesson at Place des Arts to apply.

Review the bursary guidelines and fill out an application here.

The deadline to receive a bursary application is six weeks prior to the class or lesson start-date of the program the bursary will be applied to.
get inspired
dancepdDance for Parkinson's Open House 
Our wonderful Dance for PD® (Parkinson's disease) teacher Megan Walker-Straight is inviting anyone interested in learning more about this effective program to attend a free open house class on Tuesday, April 9 from 10:15 - 11:15 am. Visitors are welcome to join in the class or watch from the sidelines.

After the class open house, all are invited to stay for tea, coffee and cookies. Megan and Place des Arts programmer Jessie Au will be available to answer questions at this time.

Dance for PD® classes engage the imagination and inspire the body to move. We aim to provide a creative and artistic experience where participants practice movement skills, connection and hope in a welcoming environment.

Happy National Volunteer Week! JustinReuser
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 7 - 13, we want to thank all our amazing volunteers, without whom we simply couldn't provide the quality arts education programs, events and performances you've grown to expect.


Meet Justin Reuser
With so many dedicated and inspiring volunteers at Place des Arts, it was tough choosing just one to tell you about. But Justin Reuser has gone above and beyond for us over the past year, so we decided to find out more about him and share what we've learned with you.

Read about Justin here
Call for Artists CFA
Annual Students and Alumni Exhibitions
We are seeking submissions from students of all ages registered in a visual arts session class or workshop during the 2018/2019 season for the 2019 Place des Arts Student Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery from June 7-June 26, 2019.

We're also seeking submissions from previous students, teachers and staff of all ages for the 2019 Place des Arts Alumni Exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 7-June 26, 2019. Help us spread the word!

Application Deadline: Monday, April 15 at 5:00pm
Get more info and download the application forms here

Questions? Contact our Exhibitions Coordinator
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Important Registration Info for Current Students!  
Make sure your email is up to date to get it

Each year, we offer current students registered in our September - June classes and private lessons the opportunity to register for next season ahead of our public registration opening.

Be sure to check your email on May 1 to get your 2019/2020 registration information, which includes the date on which you may register for next season's September - June classes and private lessons.

Prior to May 1, please ensure we have your correct email on file so you receive this important information! To check which email we have on file for you, please call our registration desk at 604.664.1636.


Summer Registration Opens April 7!summerreg
One last reminder to get prepared to register for our popular Summer Fun! art camps on Sunday, April 7.
  • Online registration opens at 12:01am
  • In person or by phone registration begins at 9:00am
View our Summer Program Guide and pick your camp classes ahead of time so you're prepared once registration day arrives.
Read our handy online registration "tip sheet" to help guide you through the process.    
For more information, visit our website.   
Easter Hourseasterhours
Easter is late this year, so we will surely have a lovely sunny day for egg hunting, right? Here's hoping! Or should that be hopping? ;-)

So those of us at Place des Arts can participate in the Easter festivities, the centre will be closed for the weekend from
Good Friday, April 19 - Easter Monday, April 22.
 Regular operating hours resume on Tuesday, April 23.
get out in the community
2019 BC Culture Days Call for Ambassadorscultureambassador
Are you an emerging artist aged 18 - 35?
BC Culture Days has a wonderful opportunity for emerging artists to become an ambassador and gain great exposure, win cash awards and participate in a 3-month mentorship in their arts discipline with an established artist!

Deadline to apply: April 22, 2019

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