We don’t just teach creatvity,
we think outside the box too!
Why We Exist
We believe in the profound and positive effects of artistic experiences.
In these times of less and less human interaction, arts-based experiences become increasingly
important for our well-being. We are committed to keeping creative learning a part of
everyone’s education so we may foster healthy, happy and mindful citizens.
– Kim Erin Spratt
About the Company
InspirEd Arts Resources is a Toronto based company, founded on a passion for education through the arts and an identified need for high quality arts resources and services.
As firm believers in the many benefits of imaginative and embodied learning, InspirEd Arts strives to be a leader in providing easy-to-use, adaptable resources for teachers and students, as well as hands-on, integrated arts workshops that allow for effective, engaging and memorable learning experiences.
InspirEd Arts released its flagship product, The Elements of Dance Teaching Kit in 2011, purchased by several Ontario school boards and teachers around the world. The company was then sought out to create a first-of-its-kind dance education program and curriculum for a private company in Bangalore, India, which launched in 2013 and is currently being taught in private schools across the nation.
This program ultimately led to the creation of the frist edition of The Ultimate Dance Education Kit (2014), which combines the Elements of Dance series (K-12) with a powerful new program of over 130 cross-curricular and integrated arts dance lesson plans (K-8), assessment tools and much, much more. .
Since the launch of the first edition, The Elements of Dance Posters and Flashcards have been released in French and the “Music for Inspiration in Motion” CD was created and added to the kit and several other upgrades and additions have been made. All of this now comprises the second and current edition of The Ultimate Dance Education Kit (2016).
Professional Development and in-service training for teachers has become the natural result of creating and offering this resource. InspirEd Arts’ founder Kim Erin Spratt provides workshops regularly for school boards and teachers on dance and arts education, and is an international speaker and presenter in her field.
Inspired Arts has also worked with thousands of students in Ontario elementary schools, delivering in-school, integrated arts workshops/ Workshops are on social and character education, supporting the Ontario arts currciulum.
Ongoing work and communication with boards, teachers and curriculum leaders allows InspirEd Arts Resources to regularly update and develop new, pertinent arts resources and services in order to remain leaders in the arts education field.
“Music and dance are my greatest passions!”
About Kim Erin Spratt
Kim is the founder of InspirEd Arts Resources and the authour of The Ultimate Dance Education Kit. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Bachelors Degree in French and is OCT-EAO and NYS certified in Dance, Drama, and French. She is also a graduate of the Musicians Institute of Hollywood in voice and keyboard, holds Grade VIII honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music in voice and piano, and received the Terry Martel Award in Musical Theatre from the Etobicoke School of the Arts.
Kim is a professional performing artist and an award winning recording artist and songwriter who launched her debut CD “Twisting in a Circle” in 2007. She has taught voice and piano for over 15 years privately, and at various music schools in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Her rewarding career as an artist, her passion for sharing this gift and her entrepreneurial spirit are what led Kim to found InspirEd Arts Resources where she is an arts education consultant, a workshop facilitator, a program/curriculum designer and an international speaker in her field.
Kim is a member of the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), the Ontario Music Educator’s Association (OMEA), the Ontario Physical and Health Educators Association (OPHEA), the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC), ACTRA/AFTRA/SAG and the National Dance Educator’s Association (NDEO) in the US.
Meet the Team
Writer & Consultant BA, BEd, OCT
Brooke has been an elementary teacher for more than 10 years (teaching K through 8), and is a Past President of the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE). She has worked as a lead writer on the Elementary Dance curriculum (2009) and resource support material for The Ministry of Education, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and CODE. She has taught the Dance AQ course for York University and is a frequent guest presenter in their pre-service program. Her classroom was featured in the Learning through the Arts series through the Ministry of Education and Curriculum Service Canada. She has travelled internationally, speaking about Dance Education and working with teachers on the implementation of Dance curriculum in schools. Currently, she is working on her MEd through York University and chasing after her two children.
Ammoye is a Juno nominated singer/songwriter rooted in the reggae music of her native country, Jamaica. Her singing career began as a child where she found solace from life’s trials and tribulations singing in her local church choir and sharing her songs and poems with her neighbourhood from atop a mango tree in her backyard. In her teens, she reunited with her mother in Toronto and quickly established herself as a leader in her community and a top Canadian talent. She has released multiple singles, a 6-song EP, and has been consistently performing at high-profile events and festivals throughout Canada and internationally, sharing the stage with A-list artists such as Michael Bublé, Ziggy Marley, and many many more! Her music and her roots are extremely important to her and she is passionate about sharing them with students across Ontario and with her community.
Jim is an author, musician, arts educator, publisher and a true entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of InspirEd Arts Resources and the founder of Folklore Music and Arts and his newest company Creative Enrichment Group. He has developed numerous in-school workshops that teach science, history and social studies through the arts. He has also created and facilitated several youth and community programs including a teen dance club, world drum circles and a variety of specialized musical productions. Jim believes in an interactive, hands-on approach to learning and involves students of all ages in playing and exploring instruments, music and cultures from around the world in every workshop. Jim also provides arts based training and programs for professionals working with special populations. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the bass for various bands across the GTA.