This website was created to provide access to Kindergarten to Grade 12 Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts curriculum frameworks developed by the Department of Education and to provide implementation resources for these subject areas.
The Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts curriculum frameworks and implementation resources are intended to support, promote and inspire the growth of all students as artistic learners as they journey towards becoming creative, artistically literate “adults and citizens who will truly enrich their own lives and the lives of future communities” (Manitoba Education, 2011, p. 10).
Arts Education in Manitoba schools is mandatory from Grades 1-8. The number and choice of Arts subject areas offered in a school will depend upon local context. Recommended time allotments are 10% of instructional time in Grades 1-6 and 8% of instructional time in Grades 7 and 8.
System-wide implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade 8 Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts curriculum frameworks was initiated in 2011. System-wide implementation of the Grades 9 to 12 Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music, and Visual Arts curriculum frameworks was initiated in the 2015-2016 school year.