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Made in BC - Dance on Tour

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.

  • Status:
    Charity, Non-profit, Program, Project, Resource, Network 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Children, Dis/Abilities, Seniors, Youth, LGBTQ+ community, South Asian Community 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    British Columbia 
  • Languages:
    English, French 
  • Arts Focus:
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    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.

    "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. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Made in BC- Dance on Tour is a non-profit industry association dedicated to building a culture for dance throughout the province of British Columbia. Our programs create opportunities for people from all over BC to learn about the arts, express themselves creatively and celebrate a shared humanity through dance performance and activities.

    We connect BC communities with dance artists; fostering an appreciation of contemporary dance by collaborating with arts presenters, community arts councils, parks boards, schools and community groups across the province. We support dance artists by connecting them to community partners and nurturing and supporting their creative ideas and projects by enhancing their capacity to bring their passion to others.

    If you want to bring dance to your community through performances, residencies, workshops and community engaged dance projects – we can help make it happen!

    Value Statement: We believe that dance can transform the lives of individuals and communities.

    Vision: Our vision is a province where dance is part of everyone’s life.

    Mission: Our mission is to foster / encourage / strengthen a dance culture throughout BC by Encouraging cooperation, dialogue and network development among BC presenters, artists, and other partners; Increasing awareness and appreciation of contemporary dance within the province through professional dance presentation and community-based programming. 
  • ArtBridging Section:
    Dance artists in our network could mentor others. We would love to see more community dance projects invited in other provinces and see artistic collaboration between artists of different regions in Canada. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Julie Lebel, Manager Community Engaged Dance Programs 
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  • Address:
    205 -19 W Pender Street
    Vancouver, BC  V6B 1S5 

Last updated on 2017-10-17 14:52:39. Submitted by: Made in BC