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Resource Highlight | Community Arts Dialogue on Interculturalism


Community Arts Dialogue on Interculturalism
Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) | BC | 2013

“On November 9 and 16 2013, the Community Arts Vancouver invited community members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to participate in an arts-based dialogue of Interculturalism. Guest artists Diane Moran and Shelley Stefan also joined the dialogue. Participants enlisted visual arts, theatre, and music to explore the theme and worked collaboratively to create important questions.”

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Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2018 (Aug 10-12)

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2018
Disrupting Exclusion, Inviting Connection
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Friday August 10th – Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the second annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offering visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning.

The 3-day free festival includes individual artists as well as organizational partners, workshops for artists and the public, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside music, spoken word, live art, clown, and other performances in the Exhibition Hall. This year Vines Arts Festival and VOAF are co-presenting a performance series Friday on the outdoor Turntable, followed by a conversation around accessibility and Ablesim.

Disrupting Exclusion
Our primary values are inclusion and active participation towards strengthening a sense of community and creative citizenship among participants and the public. Eligible artists self-identified as outsiders and have strong creative practices, with wildly diverse aesthetics. 100% of sales go to artists, and performers are paid fees: this is a professional opportunity for outsider artists.

Free Public Workshops
The festival aims to increase awareness about Outsider Artists and to challenge stereotypes about who and what counts in the art world. The festival provides a much-needed platform for visual and performing artists to gather, learn, and share their creative scope with Vancouver. PLAN, MPA Society, Coast Mental Health, and Alternative Creation Studios are all organizing group shows, alongside 46 exhibiting individual artists.

Free public learning workshops for artists include “The Business of Selling Your Art” on Saturday at 10 AM and “Writing Grants 101” on Sunday at 10 AM.

Registration for these workshops is now open:

For more information, please visit CACV’s website and Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival’s event page.

-from CACV website
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2nd annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (August 10-12)

“The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offers visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning. The 3-day free festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from August 10-12, 2018, and includes individual artists as well as organizational partners, workshops for artists and the public, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside live art and other performance forms.  Our primary values are inclusion and active participation towards strengthening a sense of community and creative citizenship among participants and the public.

Early opportunities to get involved include:

VOAF Organization Partners work with us to include an existing community of outsider artists in the festival in a group show format. We want to connect with those serving socially excluded artists as part of our ongoing work at CACV. Contact details below.

VOAF Organizing Committee meets every 2-4 weeks over the next 6 months and contributes to the planning, outreach, selection of artists, plus performance and exhibition design for the festival. Time commitment is flexible depending on availability. Committee volunteers are also encouraged to participate in the running of the event itself. Great opportunity to help develop a still-new festival in its second year after a successful 2017 launch. Encouraging POC, LGBTQ, Indigenous, youth, community artists and the disability arts community to help us build a festival that is even more vibrant and represents our city! Contact us by January 30. Details below.

Performing Artists in any form who self-identify as outsiders are invited to submit a short description of your performance (30-60 minutes) for early consideration. Performances can range from indoor, theatre-style seating with basic lighting/video/sound to outdoor, roving, interactive or participatory works. Fees will be paid. This is an open call and will be followed by a programming/curation process based on the proposals received. Apply by January 26 for early consideration: there will be a second artist call and application process. Application must include a 250 word bio of the artist or group and a link to a video or website of your proposed or a representative past work.”

-from CACV website
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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
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Call for Artists: Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)

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“Attention artists who practice outside the mainstream – this festival is for YOU!

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver is very excited to share that we will be hosting the first-ever Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, August 11-12, 2017.

Once known as Art Brut, Outsider Art refers to the work of any artist who has little or no contact with the mainstream art world, often including low-income, visionary, folk, and aboriginal artists, and artists with mental health diagnoses.

Major cities around the world hold outsider art fairs and festivals, and the CACV team feels that Vancouver outsider artists are ready to join them on the global stage.

We are seeking applications for this first-ever festival by mail or by email until May 1, 2017.

We are proud to say that 100% of sales from this festival will go to exhibiting artists, and performing artists will receive fees for showcasing their work.

Artists facing visible or invisible barriers are invited to apply.

Organizations working with socially excluded artists are encouraged to contact us about group exhibition space.

Application requirements include a 500-word description about you, your practice, and how you view yourself as an artist. There are also specific requirements for the two artist categories: visual artists and performing artists.

CACV will also be hosting four outreach workshops to provide guidance to artists about their applications.

Click here to view the full details about the festival, the outreach workshops, and the application requirements.”

-from CACV website
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Dialogue & Community Art Project: community mapping through photography (Community Arts Vancouver)

Community Camera Project

“Community Camera Project
Community Arts Vancouver
Dialogue & Community Art Project involving community mapping through photography.

Join Community Arts Vancouver for a Saturday Dialogue session at the UBC Learning Exchange.
March 29th 2014 – Noon – 3pm
Guests: Jennifer Wesman, Saba Tadesse-Lee & Amy Peacock
For more information or to register for this Dialogue, please click here.”

-submitted by Community Arts Council of Vancouver
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Downtown Eastside Community Arts Fund Program & Grant-Writing Workshop (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)

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Community Arts Council: Downtown Eastside Community Arts Fund Program

“Applications for up to $5000.00 in partnership funding towards a community arts project are due on April 15, 2014! Eligible applicants are registered societies within the Downtown Eastside, and projects must involve collaboration with a professional artist or artists and take place between September 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015. Find the application package on our website at http://www.cacv.ca/community-arts-fund/dtes-community-arts-fund-program.

Grant-Writing Workshop March 15 – Register Now!

If you are a Downtown Eastside organization or a community-engaged artist interested in learning more about our Community Arts Fund program, or if you would just like to build some grant-writing muscle, register to attend our last information session/grant-writing workshop. Participants had this to say about the first workshops: “I felt as if it was invaluable, especially the budgetary and critical thinking components.” “For me this was a fantastic introduction to grant writing.” In the workshop, we use a case study to learn to write a clear budget and discuss aspects of a strong proposal. There will also be opportunity to work on participants’ current applications, and clarify questions specific to the Community Arts Fund program.

Upcoming session:
Saturday March 15 12pm – 3pm
W2 Meeting Room, 2nd Floor Woodwards Building

To register or for more information, contact Kelty: dtes-arts@cacv.ca”

-submitted by Tatyana Slavkova, Community Arts Council of Vancouver
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Community Arts Dialogue on Interculturalism (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)

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“Come Join Us for a Discussion on Community Art! 

When: November 9th & 16th
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Where: UBC Learning Exchange
https://intercultural-dialogue-2.eventbrite.com/

Meet our Dialogue Facilitator:
Francis Heng has been actively participating in various CACV initiatives since 2011 and is a passionate advocate for Community Arts and Social Change. In 2012, Francis became co-chair of our Community Arts Activities Committee and recently, joined the CACV Board of Directors.

Francis is a professional visual and performance artist, arts-based facilitator and a trained percussionist. He graduated from the Studio Art Program at Capilano University and has been working on various community art projects in Vancouver. Some of the projects that he was involved in include CACV’s Community Art Dialogues, Digital Storytelling Project with seniors at Silver Harbour Seniors Center in North Vancouver and Mural project for Oasis Housing in the Downtown Eastside.

As a social activist, Francis is passionate about social change through dialogue and storytelling. He believes that art has the power to transcend language and cultural barriers, bringing people of different backgrounds and intentions together to form a bridge of understanding and acceptance. This year, Francis travelled to India and participated in Theatre of the Oppressed training with the Center for Community Dialogue and Change that further deepened his practice as an arts-based facilitator.” For more information and to register for the November 16th Dialogue, please click here.

-submitted posted with permission from Tatyana Slavkova, Community Arts Council of Vancouver, Events Promotion
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DTES Social Media Workshop and Networking (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)


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Social Media Networking for DTES Community Arts

Thursday, November 1 (2-4pm) and Monday, November 19 (10am-noon), UBC Learning Exchange
“We’re a group of 5-9 who meet twice a month. Thanks to UBC Learning Exchange we are able to use laptop computers and meet each other through our facebook and twitter pages – and more importantly – by face-to-face contact and conversation.

During the time this program has been going a lot of tweets and posts have been created to support community and arts in the DTES – AND a lot of other networking results as well, such as:

  • frames from Gallery Gachet’s once-a-year cleanup headed to Mission Possible’s art program
  • a photographer who needed a special mat received a donation from a client of another participant
  • an artist who attended is now leading workshops at UBC Learning Exchange
  • we helped get Thanksgiving turkeys for a special dinner.

Come along and also join us on our social media facebook group.”

-posted with permission from Mary Bennett, CACV

For more information about these workshops, please visit cacv.ca.

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DTES Social Media Workshop and Networking (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)

Downtown Eastside Social Media Workshop and Networking

Thursday, September 13  2:00-4:00pm
UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street

Facilitator: Mary Bennett

This interactive workshop is for staff or social media volunteers working with Downtown Eastside groups involved with community arts. Join our Administrator and social media whiz Mary Bennett to meet other individuals and groups involved in community arts in the neighbourhood.

A limited number of laptop computers will be available to use during the session. You can either bring your own, borrow one or just observe and enjoy. Please arrive by 1:45pm if you want to use a borrowed laptop.

Workshop Schedule:

1:30-2pm – Come early and enjoy snacks, conversations and connections. Feel free to bring brochures and information about your community arts activities.

2:00-3:45pm – Introductions/ Brainstorming: how can we help each other. We’ll do some posts right there and then, and make some notes about what to do over the coming month till we meet again.

3:45-4:00pm – Wrap-up/evaluation/next steps”

-posted with permission from Mary Bennett, CACV

For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit eventbrite page.

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