In 1980 the Vancouver Arts Council in coordination with the BC Committee on Arts and Education produced What’s the Fuss? a Community Arts campaign kit and lobbying guide designed to help strengthen the role of arts in education. Subsequently, the committee formed the Western Council for Arts Education Association, an organization which continues to operate today as the BC Arts and Education Council. Many profound British Colombian artists participated in the Artists for Schools program including Richard Tetrault, Gordon Smith and Bill Reid. Currently the provincial government and the Vancouver Foundation fund projects to enrich teaching of arts and schools.