Betty Wellburn Artistic Legacies

Artist legacies
   ....  awards to ignite innovation 

Betty Wellburn - Artistic Legacies  (enhancing visual arts in Vancouver schools)

Betty Wellburn was a visionary teacher and art coordinator in Vancouver Schools, where she created  innovative programs in Visual Arts across the district.  She  has left a financial legacy, making it possible to have enhanced Artist-in-Residence programs in Vancouver public schools.

With an overall goal to celebrate the visual arts in Vancouver schools, Artistic Legacies is an ongoing program in its fourteenth year of implementation for the 2016-2017 school year. This program will provide students with further opportunities to work in depth with eminent artists and leave a lasting creative legacy.

Artistic legacies will provide funding for teachers to work with eminent artists to design projects for collaborative work which will leave a lasting impression in our schools. One purpose of this work is to ignite innovation. 

Artistic Legacies was created to promote meaningful and innovative artistic experiences for VSB students that result in the perpetuation of unique and distinguishable projects that emphasize the visual arts.  Applications for this grant are due in Spring each year.

Artistic Legacies APPLICATION FORM 2018

Application Submissions - May 18, 2018


champlain hts picture

another champlain hts pic

Musqueam pictures

Artistic Legacies Awards

2017 - 2018

  • Begbie
  • Britannia Elementary
  • Grandview
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Queen Alexandra
  • Seymour

2016 - 2017

  • Champlain Heights
  • Nightingale
  • Van Horne
  • Windermere Secondary

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015 - View Gallery

  • Champlain Heights
  • Grandview
  • Southlands
  • Tupper Secondary

2013 - 2014

  • Garibaldi Annex
  • Queen Alexandra Elementary
  • Point Grey Secondary
  • Van Tech and Magee Secondary joint project


  • No awards granted


  • Grandview Elementary 
  • West Coast Alternate



  • MacDonald
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Tyee Elementary
  • Vancouver Technical Secondary
  1. Portable canvas mural 4ft x 8 ft - "Drama"
  2. Portable canvas mural 4ft x 8 ft - "Fine Arts"
  3. Portable canvas mural 4ft x 8 ft - "Music"




  • Kitsilano Secondary