Toronto District School Board

The Toronto District School Board and The Toronto Arts Council are pleased to present the 2016-17 tdsbCREATES Arts Festival


tdsbCREATES is a system-wide, grades 1 to 12 celebration of dance, drama, media arts and visual arts culminating in a festival which takes place in April and May 2017 in schools, communities, galleries, and performing arts venues around the city of Toronto.


tdsbCREATES is a Celebration of Student Voice, Creative Ideas, and Arts for All


  • School-based and Learning Network-based arts celebrations
  • Artist residencies in dance, drama, and visual arts in up to 60 elementary schools for grades 1 – 6
  • Subsidized performances by professional companies in approximately 20 schools
  • tdsbCREATES Art & Film: students in grades 7 – 12 will collaborate on art projects and film creation. Student work will be considered by a jury of professional artists for a culminating art exhibition and film screening.
  • tdsbCREATES Dance & Spoken Word: students in Grade 7 - 12 will collaborate on original compositions and performances in dance and spoken word
  • Across Experiences Arts Co-op – dance and theatre performances and film screenings in Gr. 7/8 schools

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Arts Department tdsbCREATES web site

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