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We at CACV hope you’ll recommend your friend consider the Community Arts Council of Vancouver!
Meet and Greet in January
We plan to kick off our 2013 series with a meet-and-greet social at the Roundhouse. Pitch your projects. Bring your friends. A mix of artists, environmentalists, actists, educators, students– and the rest of us!
Save the date: Wed. Jan. 23 7-9pm. More details coming later.
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Thank you to the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre for partnering with us to present this series and to the City of Vancouver and BC Arts Council. Province of British Columbia for funding support for our Community Environmental Arts Program.
Calling all Community-based Eco-Artists!
We are currently booking the Eco Arts Salons for February-June 2012. These monthly evening presentations showcase your work to the public with opportunities for feedback, networking and community participation.The objective of these salons is to create a space for stimulating dialogue around questions such as “What does it mean to be an environmental artist?” and “What is the potential for community engaged environmental art in Vancouver?”
Each presenter, professional or project-based, is also asked to facilitate a hands-on component as part of their salon which could involve group writing, making, musical components, etc.These events are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Roundhouse Community Art and Recreation Centre from 7-9pm.
If your art practice engages with ideas of community-building and centers on the environment, we’d like to see your work at our Salons. We will be selecting 5 artists or collaborative groups to feature in the upcoming Salons. Artists receive a $200 honorarium for the presentation.
- Your artistic practice might include performative work (e.g. dramatic, dance), sound-art, time-based art (e.g. film), sculptural works, 2D artwork or literary art (e.g. story-telling, spoken word). You might have a particular project within your practice that you would like to feature.
- It must engage with community in its production or in its reception.
- It should be something that can be defined as “Eco-Art”.
- This could include low impact (e.g. reuses materials, is ephemeral, is site-specific) works, or might centre on environmental awareness, education or causes.
Submit your suggestions for an Eco Arts Salon to email@example.com no later than Friday, January 6, 2012.
Have you attended an Eco-Arts Salon in the past? We’d like your feedback to help us plan future salons.
Fill out a short survey here.
Notice and Agenda of Annual General Meeting
As a small organization, mainly volunteer driven, we use social media as a team sport.
Here’s a summary of our various platforms that have all been added to our Network page!
• website (the “marquee”)- is always present to communicate our mission and core values; it is a central access point to welcome people in and provide information and an introduction to CACV.
• e-newsletter (the “sandwich board”) actively broadcasts information to the community every few weeks about CACV events and initiatives. It also contains some CACV generated content (articles, artist interviews, etc.). You can find past newsletters here. We usually send out three per month each with a specific focus: community arts in Vancouver, Downtown Eastside community arts news and Community-engaged environmental art.
• Ning site (online “community centre”)- a virtual gathering place for people to meet, connect, organize, share ideas, etc. The membership on the site has been slowly increasing to 224 as of November 20. Since we pretty virtual – it’s a great place for new volunteers to meet each other. A favorite profile question is: If we meet you at an event, how will we recognize you?
• facebook– regular CACV updates on the granddaddy of social networking sites.
• twitter– provides regular short updates about CACV activities and other local community arts events.
Some of our friends and followers are interested in particular aspects of what we’re up to, so we now have a smaller presence for Eco-Arts Salons and Future of Community Arts.
Twitter: EcoArtsSalon and ArtsFutureYVR
We’ve started using timely.is which is a great boon to a team who don’t want to leave gaps or duplicate postings.
See Urban Ink’s site for information on a Hip-hop and beat box workshop and performance from Omari Newton!