The Legacy Schools High School Artist Ambassador program brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists into high schools across Canada to inspire student leadership and forward the journey of reconciliation in school communities.
Artists share their art, music and stories through workshops and/or performances and engage students in learning and conversations about reconciliation. High schools hosting Artist Ambassadors are also encouraged to have students share their own stories, art, and reconciliACTIONs with their guests.
The Artist Ambassador program aims to:
Increase awareness and education regarding the history and impact of residential schools
Build a national movement of empowered Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to create positive social change, furthering reconciliation
Engage Artists/Leaders as Ambassadors to promote reconciliation and inspire students to be change-makers
Use arts, music and role models in the classroom to connect with students about the power of the arts to create social change (ie. Secret Path)
The pilot phase of the program has concluded and DWF plans to launch a full program in the coming months.
The Artist Ambassador program has been made possible through partnership with RBC Future Launch, through the generous support of the RBC Foundation.