The CACV Community Arts activities committee will:
• Seek out opportunities to engage with the public by offering community arts activities which highlight the importance of community art
• Represent CACV at events that attract people who would support community art in Vancouver
• Plan, develop and facilitate community arts activities
• Recommend events to the board
In doing its work, it will keep in mind the following:
CACV Vision: CACV is the voice for the community arts in Vancouver
CACV Mission: CACV creates community through the arts
CACV Goals: From the July, 2009 board retreat, the following goals are most relevant:
Achieve greater recognition of CACV among community artists and community organizations
Take leadership in setting community arts direction
Determine how to improve networks for community artists in Vancouver
Priority will be given for activities which provide some sense of ongoing connection with other past and future events to provide continuity.
The CACV Community Arts Activities Committee will include at least one board member and the administrator.
It will include 2-5 additional volunteers who will attend one meeting a month and take on other tasks between meetings, such as planning for activities; submitting grants for activities; attending activities.
Meetings and Tasks:
The Committee will have a working meeting once a month to:
– Plan and develop community arts activities
– Consider opportunities for engagement through a community arts activity
– Keep an inventory of activities, supplies and resources
– Report on their plans and meetings through the Committee board representative.
When facilitating a community arts activity, the committee will:
– Ensure promotion is done in advance and registration/ feedback if deemed appropriate
– Ensure CACV membership information is available and displayed
– Ensure the activity is engaging and appropriate for the time, location and audience/participants
– Provide feedback on the activity to the CACV board and administrator.
– When possible and appropriate, document the activity with photos and video.
Priorities are events that we have a history with such as:
– BC Arts & Culture Week 3rd Week of April
– Langara Summer School on Building Community – Mid-June
– AGM programming November 25 -27 (date tba)
– National Culture Days – last weekend in September
– Winter Solstice Lantern event at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens – December 21
New events we are considering and that may become a regular offering:
– Village Vancouver connections (Derek Irland, Chair, and Leslie Kemp, Board Past President, are on Arts and Celebrations Working Group of Village Vancouver)
– Vancouver/ Kitsilano Car free Days
– Vancouver International Folk Festival (in collaboration with Village Vancouver) July
Twice a year, the committee will review plans for the coming year and submit their plans to the board through the Board representative.
approved by CACV Board March 23, 2010