Community Arts Dialogues

We regularly convene community arts dialogues to bring together artists, community members and those just interested in “creating community through the arts”.

The goals of our dialogues are to

  • Facilitate networking
  • Share tools, resources and best practices
  • Explore and increase awareness of community arts – what are its forms and what are the benefits?
  • Identify needs for the community arts in Vancouver

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver invites you to come and join the conversation about community arts in Vancouver.  We’ll talk, meet, and even make art together!

Gift Circle – You’ll be invited to share (and receive) resources through a gift circle.

There will be an art-making “break” to create webs of connection to symbolize our strength when working together.

Come meet fellow art enthusiasts and discuss how experiencing art can promote self-confidence, social justice, acceptance and growth.

Most of the sessions are participative and aimed at artists and supporters sharing their thoughts.



Location: UBC Learning Exchange. 612 Main Street

Want to help? We have many volunteer roles available. Contact Denise at


Office address: Tel: 604-682-0010 / Email:

FREE ADMISSION for Community Arts Vancouver members – Donations very much appreciated.


We have hosted several community arts dialogues recently and have been busy engaging with the community through other events and activities.

2012-13 Dialogues


HEART to HEART and ART to ART: Intercultural Dialogue Through the Arts (January 2013)

Take heart! Take part! Change the world through art (October 2012)

Change of heART: Self-empowerment by Design (September 2012)

We attended Survivor 101 for Community Arts Organizations (November 22, 2012).

We partnered with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the City of Vancouver and Park Board on Culture + Community: Visioning Social Practice (November 30, 2012).

We held a dialogue as part of Langara College’s Summer School on building sustainable communities, entitled The ABC’s of ABCD (Arts-Based Community Development) in July 2012.


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