Education & Young People
Prince’s Charities Canada supports three distinct project-related partnerships with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which specializes in teaching, researching, and promoting the practice and theory of the arts and crafts of the world’s great traditions. These include a collaboration with First Nations University’s Regina campus, a community project in the Ahousaht First Nation community in British Columbia and support for a post- graduate program at PSTA.
Partnership with First Nations University
This year Judy Anderson, a professor in traditional art at Fist Nations University spent a semester teaching and studying at PSTA in London. This was the first time aboriginal art and craft has been included in the PSTA curriculum. The Prince of Wales met Judy and joined some of her students in their beading work during an event at Dulwich Gallery in London on Remembrance Day.
This project saw PSTA expertise help enhance artistic learning amongst elementary and secondary students in Ahousaht (a First Nations community on Vancouver Island) while also working to revitalize traditional craft and techniques and inspire a new generation of traditional artists.