Spotlight 2017

spot_back_2017The Spotlight on the Arts returns in a new venue and time! Yes, this year Spotlight will be held in new digs at the Hyatt Regency, alongside QPAT.
Drop in, make art, repeat.

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm
Location: QPAT 2017 – Hyatt Regency Montreal, 1255 Jeanne Mance St, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

Activities planned

  • 20 minute hands-on workshops for educators
    (given at intervals)
  • Arts-focused Makerspace
  • 30 Days of Art Challenge
  • Open Round Table discussion

Spotlight 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Spotlight on the Arts! As usual, the Spotlight will take place during the QPAT conference, and will cater to the needs and interests of Arts generalists and specialists.spot_back_2016

Spotlight 2015

Spot_2015 Check out the Schedule! This year’s Spotlight on the Arts returns in a mini-format on Friday, November 27, 2015 from 9am – 1pm.  Same great spirit! The 2015 edition will feature:

  • Two workshops
  • A spirited round-table discussion
  • Hands-on art-making for students AND teachers

The team goes to NAEA

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See the Spotlight on the Arts team in action at the National Arts Education Association annual conference. We will be presenting a session entitled Spotlight on the Arts: Grassroots Action, Advocacy and Authenticity. We will be presenting on Thursday, March 26th at 3pm.



Call for Proposals – 2014

flyer_2014Are you an artist who can work with youth on a day-long collective visual arts or performance project?
Are you a teacher who works in one of the four Arts? Do you have a favourite successful unit or approach?

The Spotlight on the Arts wants YOU!



The Spotlight on the Arts will be held during the QPAT convention (Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers) on Friday November 28th and is the largest one-day event for Art educators (specialists and generalists) in the Anglophone sector in Quebec.

A variety of presentations are offered to teachers, including round tables, hands-on workshops and a resource exhibit. We are looking for local educators or artists to animate hands-on teacher visual arts, music, dance or drama workshops. A Call for Submissions form is attached.

We are also looking for local artists to animate secondary student workshops that will run alongside the teacher workshops. These workshops should produce collaborative visual art, music, dance or drama creations. A separate Call for Submissions form is also attached.

We invite you to read the attached Call for Submissions forms and send your proposal to by August 29th 2014.

We look forward to hearing from you!