Our mission is to foster personal excellence in performing and visual arts within a culture of artistic development, independent thinking, technical mastery and creative expression.
The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Program at Central Memorial prides itself on offering students the opportunity to study a variety of artistic disciplines at a comprehensive and advanced level. Students discover and fulfill their individual creative abilities through the guidance of experienced and accomplished staff/artists in an atmosphere of academic challenge and creative expression.
Our program strives to develop positive self-esteem. Further, it encourages an arts-accepting school culture through a variety of performances, displays, and publishing opportunities.
Fine Arts Land Acknowledgement
Central Memorial High School stands south and west of where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, on the traditional territory and in acknowledgement of the traditional practices of the Blackfoot confederacy which includes the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani, as well as the Tsuut’ina, and Stoney Nakoda which include the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley First Nations. This territory is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. This land is known by many names to many people, including Moh'kinsstis.
We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our learning through creative collaboration on this land and call it our artistic home as we are all peoples of Treaty 7. We know that this work does not end with acknowledgements but instead it starts with each of us making the commitment to pause and listen, seek understanding, and apply actions that amplify the collective voice within our learning community year after year.
PVA Disciplines are committed to connecting with local organizations that strive to create spaces of reconciliation and inclusion as part of its Artist Residency programming and curriculum delivery.