What is Community Art?
Community cultural development is the process of collaboration between artists and community members on agreed upon goals. Community art is the medium through which this collaboration can take place and includes visual, literary, media, and performing arts. The principles behind the work are active participation, intentional inclusion, and ongoing learning. The process builds community, increases awareness of the value the arts in our lives, develops creativity, and addresses common issues.
With the aim of creating community through art, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver develops and participates in a range of initiatives. Our mandate is to create community through the arts.
CACV’s program priorities are to: