The Smith Foundation Endowment Fund
The Smith Foundation established an Endowment Fund in 2010. The interest from the fund provides much needed revenue to support programming, exhibitions and general operations. The Smith Foundation has contributed close to 3 million dollars to the endowment since then.
Artists for Kids Educational Programming
Artists For Kids (AfK), North Vancouver School District’s widely acclaimed program, was established in 1989 and provides over 5,000 young people each year with art enrichment program opportunities. We proudly support AFK with an annual grant, we offer scholarships to young aspiring artists and we provide AfK the volunteers needed to support for The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. The Smith Foundation has contributed over 3 million dollars to Artists For Kids since 2002, supporting over 55,000 young artists pursuing their passion for the arts.
Artists for Kids offers a wide variety of programming for all age groups. Our enrichment programs bring together artists with teachers and students, for full-day, skill-specific classes that celebrate learning.
View here our learning guides offered by AFK Educators.
View here for Artist-In-Residence Videos.
Visit Artist for Kids youtube site, for more learning resources.