Summer is here and we have some exciting upcoming plans this summer. July is also the month when acknowledge our country’s history especially those that have been historically under-represented.
- July is a month to celebrate 100 years since Sḵwx̱wú7mesh villages amalgamated in 1923 to become Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw. There are events during the month of July to celebrate Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Days Festival 2023 including an Annual Canoe Race on July-2 at Swáywey̓ (Ambleside Beach).
- July 1st is also the grand opening of the Chinese Canadian Museum (the first of its kind in Canada). The museum is located in the historic Wing Sang Building in Vancouver Chinatown built in 1889. July 1st also marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act enacted on July 1, 1923, to stop Chinese immigration after the rise of anti-Chinese racism.
- Here at CACV, we’re seeking a new volunteer Board of Directors. Come join us our team as a volunteer Board Director and work towards our new 3-year Strategic Plan. To apply, you can fill out this application and we’ll be in touch later this fall.
- We’re also hiring an “Arts Admin Assistant” (Student Work Placement). This role is $24.08 per hour for a total of 240 hours. The role is funded by Student Work Placement Program and the candidate must be a post-secondary student.
Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen a record number of Community Arts Fund applications, started the new Neurodivergent Arts Collective project, expanded our Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, and much more. We are looking forward to sharing more updates with you in the upcoming months!
Community Arts Fund
Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2023 Community Arts Fund! We greatly appreciate your interest and participation in this year’s program. We are excited to announce that our Advisory Committee has thoughtfully selected 6 projects to receive funding this year! Emails have been sent out to all applicants with updates on the status of their applications.
We were thrilled to have received a record 143 applications, showcasing the incredible creativity and talent within our community. The selection process has been rigorous, and we can’t wait to share the chosen projects with you later this month.
Once again, we want to express our gratitude for your enthusiasm and time in applying to this program. The Community Arts Fund thrives because of individuals like you who contribute to the vibrancy of our community through the arts. Stay tuned for the exciting updates!
Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival
We are thrilled to announce the selected participants for this year’s Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival. Joining us will be 40 amazing visual artists, 12 captivating performing groups, and 3 vibrant art groups, all ready to showcase their unique talents. Visit www.voaf.ca to see who will be exhibiting, performing, and teaching at this year’s festival!
But that’s not all! We are also excited to announce that our community partnership with CITR & Discorder Magazine continues, which will bring some new and exciting performances to the festival this year.
Mark your calendars because the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival will return to the Roundhouse from October 12-17. Stay tuned for more updates and surprises as we prepare for this incredible celebration of art and community. We can’t wait to see you there!
Touring Exhibition now at Langley Arts Council!
The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival is at its final stop of the touring exhibition and is now at Langley Arts Council. Experience the vibrant world of outsider art as talented artists challenge norms and express their creativity in extraordinary ways before it ends on August 14! This captivating exhibition showcases diverse and imaginative visions brought to life by exceptional outsider artists.
Exhibition Dates: July 5, 2023 – August 14, 2023
Location: Langley Arts Council, 26770 29 Ave, Aldergrove, BC, V4W 3B8
Can’t make it in person? You can check out the work of the artists online: https://www.langleyarts.ca/aifs-online-galleries/vancouver-outsider-arts-festival-
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