Artists in the Schools

Youth Program

A Program Offering Francophone Culture to Ontario Students

Concerts & Workshops Francophone Artists in Your School

Due to Covid 19, the format of the program has changed.

The artists will present workshops virtually in schools across the province.

Please note that the workshops described here will be adapted by the artists

to meet the needs of the virtual format.

Our youth program, Artists in Schools, brings the rich arts and culture legacy in French to your students in an exciting live performance at your school! We are Francophonie-en-fete, an established arts and culture non-profit known for our annual Francophone music festival each September.

We offer educators the chance to bring a diverse range Francophone music and dance performances into your school. Working with Toronto’s most professional and recognized dance troupes, singers and performers, we offer workshops for primary, intermediate and secondary level students.

Our artists are often educators themselves. They offer dynamic workshops to engage students and enrich the appreciation of the richness of Toronto’s diverse cultural heritage.

Minimum two virtual workshops per school: $ 350


MUSIC Njacko Backo, Judith Cohen, Mike Ford, Monsieur Philippe, Tobe Mbarga, Hanna Naiman, Chris Rawlings, Bill Russell
DANCE Just Aïssi, Njacko Backo, Barbara Dorsaint, Tamar Ilana, Marie-Paule Jean-Gilles
DRAMA Marylyn Peringer, Njacko Backo, Jay Bailey (le Voyageur Errant)



Florian François, Tobe Mbarga

Sandra Iskandar

MOVEMENT Barbara Dorsaint, Njacko Backo, Isabelle Hoops
HERITAGE Jay Bailey, Judith Cohen, Mike Ford, Hannah Naiman, Bill Russell

To note : Performances’ category proposed are defined this way:

M/J = Maternelle/Jardin  = Jr and Sr. Kindergarden
P = Primaire = Grades 1,2,3
M = Moyen = Grades 4, 5, 6
I = Intermédiaire = Grades 7, 8
S = Secondaire = Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Essential Details for Making a Booking

Place your students at the heart of Toronto's cultural heritage

We offer workshops to students of all grades from kindergarten to high school.

The “workshop” package includes two performances of approximately 60 minutes (or according to the school timetable) scheduled during school hours. The workshops feature an artist of your choice from our gallery of artists who perform twice for up to 30 students per workshop and 60 students in total.

Online reservation and payment:

Complete a reservation request for the artist (s) on their gallery profile. We will get back to you quickly to confirm your reservation, date and other details.

Once your reservation is confirmed, come back here to complete the reservation and purchase transaction using our secure online portal. We accept Paypal and major credit cards as a method of payment. If you wish to pay by check, please specify this when making your reservation request

Two Workshops


• 2 minimum workshops of 60 minutes scheduled
• Levels: Kindergarden to secondary
• Up to 30 students maximum per workshop
• Up to 60 students in total