A letter from our President, Michael Clague
We wish to invite you to the 65th anniversary celebration of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver. It will be held at the Vancouver Museum in the Joyce Walley Learning Centre from 3:00 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, October 2nd. A short program begins at 3:15 pm.
Vancouver’s Arts Council was the first in North America. As such we have been closely connected to the development of arts organizations and public facilities including the Vancouver Centennial Museum, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Playhouse, the Bard on the Beach, the design of “Block 61” (the Erickson-Massey design for the Courthouse Building), the Vancouver Academy of Music, Roedde House Museum, Vancouver Civic Archives and others.
Like the formation of the Arts Council itself, these have been pioneering initiatives. In the intervening years the Council has continued to provide leadership in the arts in this city. This is reflected in our current priorities – the community arts and community environmental arts. The former coincides with the launch of our new Community Arts Fund whose first priority is to provide support to organizations engaged in community arts activities in the Downtown Eastside, our home base.
President, Board of Directors
Community Arts Council of Vancouver