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Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival (Oct 24-Nov 4, Vancouver)

Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 24 to Sunday November 4, 2018

Over 100 events at over 40 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside!

With a focus on the rich and diverse communities of the Downtown Eastside, the 15thAnnual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival celebrates the creative and committed artists and activists who thrive in the heart of Vancouver. The 2018 Festival features twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks.

To acknowledge, honour and support our home community’s longstanding commitment to social justice, the theme of the 2018 Festival is “Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope.” The Downtown Eastside community has an inspiring history of advocacy for human rights and social justice. DTES-involved artists, residents and citizens of Greater Vancouver have much to learn from our community’s history and accomplishments as we move forward to create artistic activity that speaks to today’s vital concerns and burning issues.

The mandate of the Festival is to promote, present and facilitate the development of artists, art forms, cultural traditions, history, activism, people and great stories about Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A flagship event, the festival involves a wide range of professional, community, emerging and student artists and lovers of the arts: over 1,000 artists participated in last year’s Festival.”

For more information, please visit: www.heartofthecityfestival.com

-from Heart of the City Festival website

Call for Artists: Fall 2018 Programming (Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts, BC)

Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts seeks artists (any discipline) interested in facilitating community-engaged arts practices with older adults.

2018/19 is Arts & Health’s 13th year of community-engaged arts programming for seniors and Elders in the Lower Mainland, on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Nations. At each project site, an artist works with a group of older adults to co-create art together. The creativity, knowledge and life experience of each participant is acknowledged and their contributions to the project develop through collaboration. The facilitating artist brings their arts expertise and facilitation training to this multitude of voices to challenge group members and to ‘lead from beside’ in a collaborative arts practice. To learn more and see examples of current and past projects visit www.artsandhealth.ca

For more information, please visit: Arts & Health’s website.

-from Arts & Health website

Job Opportunity: Operations Coordinator – BC Artscape Sun Wah, a community cultural hub in Chinatown (Vancouver)

BC Artscape is currently seeking an Operations Coordinator to join our team. In March 2018 we opened BC Artscape Sun Wah, a community cultural hub in Chinatown. BCA Sun Wah is BC’s largest cultural hub, providing affordable and secure work space for over 60 incredible artists and not-for-profit cultural and community organizations. The design, tenanting, and programming of BCA Sun Wah are a reflection of community needs and aspirations, understood through an intensive engagement process. BCA Sun Wah aspires to be a place to come together, a place for intergenerational and intercultural interaction, and a place that contributes to the existing vibrant cultural landscape in Chinatown.

We’re looking for an organized, resourceful, community focused person to manage the operations of our space. This is a one year contract position with a strong likelihood of being a permanent member of our team.

The Operation Coordinator’s work schedule is from 10:30AM-6:30PM Monday to Friday. Flexibility to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed is highly desirable”

For more details on this opportunity, please visit: bcartscape.ca

-from BC Artscape

Multidisciplinary Youth Art Project (Kensington Community Centre, Vancouver)

“Multidisciplinary Youth Art Project: Collaborative Performance Creation Process & Workshop

A new performance process & workshop for youth ages 13-18 is starting at Kensington Community Centre this fall! No Experience Necessary!
Professional artists facilitate explorations in dance, theatre, film, writing, visual art, music & crafts to investigate themes related to the environment.”

For more information, please visit Made in BC’s facebook.

Read Made in BC’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

2018 Instruments of Change Benefit Party (Jan 31, Vancouver)

“The 2018 Instruments of Change Benefit Party
Join us at The Imperial, 319 Main Street at 7PM on January 31st

We hope you can join us for this evening that will celebrate “Intersections”, in the spirit of our many transformative arts projects which bring together unlikely communities as creative collaborators. See Japanese Taiko drummers jam with Scottish dancers. Hear a classical flutist trade solos with a rapper, let comedian Jacob Samuel entertain you with his transit-inspired jokes (get it? “intersections”?).”

For more information, please visit: Instruments of Change’s website and ticketing page.

-from Instruments of Change’s website
Read Instruments of Change’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) BC & Alberta Tour (Theatre For Living)

“The BC/Alberta tour of šxʷʔam̓ət (home) launched on January 17th in Chilliwack and continues until March 10th!

For tickets and information about the tour, visit our tour itinerary page on our website here.

We are very excited to be touring šxʷʔam̓ət (home) into 21 communities across BC and Alberta and then returning home for 9 final performances at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver. Why tour?

First, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is terrific theatre. The public response to this project was very powerful. We played to 91% houses and started getting invitations from communities while we were still doing the first run in March of 2017. We also feel that šxʷʔam̓ət (home) asks very important questions about how we navigate Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada in true and honourable ways that do not replicate colonial ways of the past and present.

If you are in or near any of the 21 BC/Alberta communities we are visiting, or in Vancouver, please join us. Detailed information can be found here.”

-from Theatre for Living’s website
Read Theatre For Living’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture: International Day of Persons With Disabilities (Dec. 3rd, Vancouver)

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is a registered charitable non-profit society that supports and promotes artists with disabilities. We do so by creating high quality cultural events that features works by these artists, and we pay them for the work they do. These events include visual art exhibitions, artist talks, concerts, literary events, and performance works, to mention a few. We present cultural events all year round.

To learn more about us and the artists we support, please visit our website at www.kickstartdisability.ca. We will be organizing our 2nd Annual Outdoor Public Gathering. Our gathering will take place at the Robson Street Plaza (Vancouver, BC) in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday December 3rd from 12-2pm. This event will not have tables or booths set up with organizations distributing information; it is a casual gathering.”

-submitted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Call for Tenants at BC Artscape Sun Wah Community Cultural Hub (Vancouver)

“BC Artscape is excited to launch the *Second* Call for Tenants for BC Artscape Sun Wah at 268 Keefer Street.

We invite professional artists and collectives, not-for profit arts, cultural and community organizations, and community groups to apply to be a tenant in the BC Artscape Sun Wah project at 268 Keefer Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown. BC Artscape Sun Wah will bring together a diverse mix of artists, cultural producers, community groups and the public to create a community asset that enriches the area’s unique sense of place.

Units for rent are available on the lower level, 3rd floor and 4th floor for uses including but not limited to: production, exhibition, education, social service provision, programming and administration.

Occupancy is expected in February 2018.

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 3rd at 3PM.”

For more information, how to apply and to see the list from the first Call for Tenants, please visit: bcartscape.ca

-from BC ArtScape

Call for Nominations: 2017 Yulanda M. Faris Award (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)

“Do you know community arts fundraising leaders under 35 years of age?

The Community Arts Council is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Yulanda M. Faris Award. The winner will have the opportunity to choose a Downtown Eastside (DTES) Vancouver organization supporting the community led renewal through the arts and a $1,000 donation will be made in their name to that organization.

Deadline for nominations is October 30, 2017, 11:59pm PST. Nominees will be juried and the winner selected and notified on November 6, 2017

For more information on eligibility criteria, check out CACV’s blog.”

-from CACV website
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Profile Highlight: Made in BC – Dance on Tour

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

 

“Since 2006, Made in BC has organized over 250 community dance activities in underserved regions, reaching over 50,000 people. Originally conceived as a way to build audience appreciation for touring shows, Made in BC’s dance outreach activities have had such a huge impact on people in the communities that we partner with we’ve focused on expanding this aspect of our programming.

Every Body Dance BC:
Organized by Made in BC in partnership with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Every Body Dance BC is a gathering of current community-engaged dance projects open for new participants by Vancouver independent artists or companies. http://www.everybodydancebc.org/

“Community Dance on Tour”
is a selection of Community Engaged Dance Propositions from BC based artists, collectives or companies for presenters or other organizations interested in brining these type of projects in their communities.

The “Community Engagement Facilitator Program”
Also called our Dance Champions program is a group of artists and community organizers that have their ears to the ground in each of the MiBC communities, ensuring the development of locally relevant community dance projects programming across the province.”

To read more about Made in BC, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map