Launched in 2019, the Performing Arts Network (PAN) is an arts education exchange program intended to connect students and teachers to the new arts and culture centre in Northwest Toronto.
What is PAN?
This initiative offers free classroom performing arts workshops for neighbourhood schools in northwest Toronto, culminating in a field trip to a professional show at the Artscape Weston Common.
How does PAN work?
Participating classes will receive three free in-class performing arts workshops, led by a professional actor-educator. Workshops will focus on bringing a particular Shakespeare play to life.
The project culminates in an affordable trip to see a professional production at our new home at the Artscape Weston Common.
Who is PAN for?
The PAN has been designed for Grades 5-12 and can be adjusted to suit curricular connections in the Arts, Language and English at elementary, middle and high schools levels.
Professional Development for Teachers
Teachers involved in the PAN will be eligible to attend a free PD day workshop in active approaches to teaching drama across the curriculum at SIA’s new studio theatre home.
Connecting Students to the Performing Arts at Artscape Weston Common
Check back soon to access teacher resources, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the program!