Welcome to the website of the BC Art Teachers’ Association, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting quality art education in BC.  We are a provincial specialist association of the BC Teachers’ Federation.

Anyone interested in BCATA Membership can send their completed membership form to the BCTF.

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Call for Nominations

BCATA Excellence Awards

Nominate a colleague who has made an outstanding contribution to art education by providing excellent art instruction in the classroom, as well as being an art advocate for the visual arts in their school and community.

The BCATA awards outstanding visual arts educators at the following levels: Primary, Intermediate, Graduation, Post-Secondary, and Other (e.g. Museum Educator, Lifetime Achievement, District Resource, Emerging Educator…)

Each nomination must be accompanied by 2 letters of support from additional colleagues. These may include school administrators, district resource personnel, practicum supervisors, and other colleagues who can provide insight into the nominee’s professional expertise and commitment to art education. Recipients must be BCATA members in good standing. There may be times when exceptions can be made for recipients in the “Other” category for whom membership is deemed not to be beneficial to their work situation, but the individual has made significant contributions to BC Art Education.

The next awards presentation is October 2017, in Vancouver. Calls for nominations are posted below.  All nominations should be forwarded to mstokes@sd43.bc.ca

BCATA Nomination Forms:



Nominations must be received by May 31st, 2017

Summer Camps for Kids:

For ages 8-12 Click here for more information: ArtistsforKids_Junior_Summer2017_web

For ages 13-18 Click here for more information: ArtistsforKids_Senior_Summer2017_web


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