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ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT.

The Fine Arts Council (FAC) is a professional organization of teachers that promote and advance arts education in music, visual art, drama and dance. The FAC believes that arts education is an essential component of education for all students. The FAC works to foster and enhance arts education throughout the province by:

  • Supporting a balanced and quality education experience

  • Networking fine arts teachers across the province

  • Serving as leaders and advocates for our members and our disciplines

  • Providing quality professional development opportunities

  • Celebrating the arts

Misson Statement

OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITIES.

The Fine Arts Council is a professional organization of teachers that promotes and advances arts education in music, visual art, drama, and dance. The Fine Arts Council believes that arts education is an essential component of education for all students.

Your Fine Arts Council

  • is a communication link for teachers with their Fine Arts colleagues

  • supports teachers through inservice and mentorship

  • liaises with the Government of Alberta and its agencies

  • influences local, regional and provincial policy makers

  • contributes to curriculum development

  • provides focus for common interest groups

  • affiliates with other specialist councils

  • affiliates with other support organizations at the local, regional and provincial level

Objectives & Activities

WHY THE FINE ARTS?

  • ​The Fine Arts embrace music, art, drama and dance without obscuring their uniqueness. Each has a body of content partly derived from tradition and partly developed from the insights of those involved in each of these fine arts disciplines.

  • Each has its own mode of expression and makes its own contribution to society, necessitating the inclusion of the arts as separate subject areas in the school program.

  • There are fundamental principles that apply to all of the arts. Specifically, the student can be involved as creator, performer, historian, critic and consumer in each of these disciplines.

  • An articulated fine arts program throughout the grades will enhance the depth and breadth of artistic expression for every student.

  • The maturing student, who has benefited from a rich fine arts education will learn to appreciate, understand, create and critique with discrimination products of the mind, the voice, the body and the hand.

Why the Fine Arts?

HANDBOOK & CONSTITUTION.

The Fine Arts Council Handbook and Constitution can be accessed here: Fine Arts Council Handbook (2023)​

Handbook & Constitution
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