Taking Initiative – Murals and Machines LEAD Day 2

“For change to happen in any community, the initiative must come from the individual.” Dalai Lama In day 2 of LEAD we all engaged in the process of art making, taking risks, vanquishing personal barriers and learning to take initiative while contributing to and drawing from a community of support. In the AM we collaborated with renowned local Indigenous artist Jerry Whitehead, working with acrylic paints and stenciling on a large canvas mural that captured the LEAD values. Jerry provided a primed canvas animated with slashes of colour. Students were asked to reflect on LEAD values and to come up with a word or image that represented them, to find ways in which the values connect us. They des

A Time to LEAD

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford From February 5th to 9th, 2020, several members of the ARTCi team launched a new arts based leadership program with a class of grade 6/7 students at Britannia Elementary on Vancouver’s East Side. Students were immersed for an entire week in a collaborative program where the guiding principles of Listen Empathize Act & Drive (LEAD) were introduced through the arts. Our goals…to inspire youth to discover and apply their potential, to believe they can be positive changemakers and to help them discover the tools that they have to do so. Our process began months ago, planning, fundraising and developing LEAD with valued men

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