This day aims to build an understanding of the current state of community engaged arts practice in Vancouver and to identify strategic directions for continued success into the future. It is presented by partners in community and culture: Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Faculty of Culture + Community and Continuing Studies), the City of Vancouver (Cultural Services and Park Board) and the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

Community cultural development, social practice, participatory engagement – these are ways we describe artistic and cultural practices that engage citizens around shared ideas and interests with the goal of effecting meaningful change for the people involved.

Culture + Community is ideal for artists, arts and community organizations, community leaders, educators, funders, businesses and other interested individuals. The day will consist of:

10 x 10 presentations (10 slides/10 minutes) of 12 community cultural engagement projects
Break-out sessions to explore the practice and questions
Larger group discussion
Establishing connections and sharing resources

A partnering with the City of Vancouver Cultural Services, Vancouver Park Board and Emily Carr University of Art and Design to present a one-day event on November 30 at Emily Carr.

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