Place des Arts (Coquitlam)
|Purpose||Teaching Arts Centre|
Founded in 1972, the centre offers programs in visual arts, music, drama, dance and creative writing. Approximately 80 Place des Arts instructors teach courses to more than 1500 students, while a staff of 20 and over 200 volunteers manage the facility, programs, and exhibitions. Place des Arts also features a wide number of scholarships and bursaries to help support students in music, dance, drama and visual art. Over 90,000 members of the public visit the facility every year.
Place des Arts features specialized programs for school students and home learners, and presents a variety of performances and community cultural experiences. Three exhibition spaces offer emerging local artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork on a monthly rotating basis. There are 14 music studios, as well as studios for pottery, fibre arts, yoga, dance, drama, music, drawing and painting.
Place des Arts offers several faculty performances throughout the year, a Salon Speaker Series featuring renowned local artists, free Family Days at PdA as well as numerous recitals and presentations by students on an ongoing basis.