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Workshop: Epoch Youth Project (Vancouver)

“Youth ages 14-23 are invited to join the Epoch Youth Project, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative performance creation process and workshop. The project combines contemporary dance, theatre, film, writing, visual art, music and crafts to explore themes related to the environment. With the mentorship of professional artists Kelly McInnes, Sophie Wolfe and Laura Avery, youth participants are invited to experience the artistic process involved in the creation of performance.

Goals of the workshop are for participants to gain skills in communication and collaboration in an artist setting, to take creative risks using imagination and embodiment, to build a sense of community and to explore important issue within our society. The project creates a space where youth feel empowered to share their stories and perspectives. In addition to the in studio creation process, there will be performance opportunities throughout the season, which allows the participants to build upon their developing collaborative and creation skills and to share their work is necessary!
The project is free of charge and snacks are provided. No experience is necessary!

Epoch Youth Project’s next session taking place January 9th-March 13, 2019. The project runs Wednesdays 530-730pm at Kensington Community Centre. It is free of cost and snacks are provided each session. There will be performance opportunities in the spring to conclude the season.”

For more information and to register, please check out their new website.

-submitted by Epoch Youth Project
-photo by Riz Herbosa

Workshop: Collaboration in the Arts (CREATE Consultancy, Vancouver)

Painting? Drawing? Photography? Visual Arts? Animals? Music? Stories? Play? Drama? Dance? Yoga? Poetry? Knitting? Cooking? Journalling? Sport?

How can you use your art form to make a larger social impact?

Join us to be a part of creating exciting possibilities for expanding your networks, and making a difference?

Create Consultancy presents a professional development event to network, share your knowledge and expertise, and learn about the successes and challenges of working with various art forms. Explore opportunities to collaborate with others using the creative and expressive arts.

Network through cross-discipline discussion to explore how activities drawn from various art forms are being used to build connections in practice, as well as how they can be adapted for diverse groups and needs across the life span, cultures, disciplines and service areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • Expressive, and creative arts therapists
  • Artists
  • Child and youth care workers
  • Support Workers
  • Social Workers
  • School counsellors
  • Health professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Students interested in learning more about creative arts related fields
  • Teachers
  • Educational assistants and applied behavioural interventionists

Potential Outcomes

  • Engage in professional development and inspire others
  • Expand your practice
  • Network
  • Cross-discipline collaboration
  • Build a community of practice”

For more information and to register, please visit CREATE Consultancy’s event page.

-submitted by CREATE Consultancy

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

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

Welcome to this Place (MABELLEarts)

Welcome to this Place is a national project, produced by MABELLEarts, involving high-impact organizations and professional artists in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Together we’re creating a series of collaborative projects and events that promote urban parks and public spaces as places of arrival where newcomers to Canada can find friendship, cultural and creative expression, connection to their new country and to more established Canadians.

Follow along through July and August 2018, and be part of this national conversation on the promise of Canadian parks and public spaces as places of community connection and belonging.


Welcome to this Place est un projet national, produit par MABELLEarts, impliquant des associations à fort impact et des artistes professionnels à Toronto, Montréal, Halifax, Winnipeg et Vancouver. Ensemble, nous créons une série de projets et d’événements collaboratifs qui promeuvent des parcs urbains et des espaces publics comme des espaces d’arrivées où les nouveaux arrivants au Canada peuvent trouver l’amitié, l’expression culturelle et créative, le lien avec leur nouveau pays et les Canadiens plus établis.

Suivez notre voyage en juillet et août 2018 et participez à cette conversation nationale sur la promesse des parcs et espaces publics canadiens comme des lieux de connexion et d’appartenance communautaires.”

For more information, please visit: www.welcometothisplace.ca

 -from MABELLEarts
Read MABELLEart’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & 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