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.

Fine Arts Council

If you believe that the Arts...

  • ...are basic to life and fundamental to the development of the human spirit.
  • ...offer unique ways for children to learn through their senses.
  • ...develop critical and creative thinking skills in children.
  • ...enable students to make informed choices and decisions.
  • ...enhance one’s cultural and individual identity.

Then join your colleagues in the ATA Fine Arts Council


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

Fine Arts Council Member Benefits

Professional Development

  • Annual Fine Arts Conference
  • Regional Inservices
  • MADD Dash Workshops

Current Initiatives

  • Curriculum review and planning

Fine Arts Council

Membership to fit you!

Regular: Active members of the Alberta Teachers' Association and associate members who are ineligible for active membership as specified in ATA bylaws are eligible for regular membership in this council. All such members shall be entitled to full privileges of Council membership including the rights to vote and to hold office.

Student: If you are a student ATA member, FAC student membership entitles you to all services and benefits except the right to hold office.

Life: Life members of the ATA, as specified in ATA bylaws, are eligible for life membership in the Council and are entitled to all the benefits and services of council membership except the right to hold office.


Persons or organizations who are ineligible for active or associate membership in the ATA, such as school support staff, parents and libraries, as well as retired teachers and non-active teachers, may be connected with the Council by paying a subscription fee. Payment of the subscription fee includes entitlement to the council’s publications as well as other services determined by the Council, but does not provide membership in the council.

If you have questions regarding eligibility for membership, please call the ATA Professional Development program area at Bamett House (780) 447-9400 or 1-800-232-7208 toll free.

Professional Development opportunities are available through our active regionals:

  • Southern Alberta
    Regional Fine Arts Council [SARFAC]
  • Calgary Area
    Regional Fine Arts Council [CARFAC]
  • Edmonton Area
    Regional Fine Arts Council [EARFAC]