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Projects funded by Innovations

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association

Project: Jammin' in Jubilee
Community: Abbotsford
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The ADBA was formed in 1989 to promote the development, revitalization and promotion of businesses in downtown Abbotsford. Working in partnership with these businesses, the ADBA's initiative will launch a Summer Concerts in the Park series located in Jubilee Park, at the gateway to the historic downtown area. The concerts are part of the ADBA's ongoing commitment to stimulate activity and raise the profile of the local cultural, musical and artistic talent of Abbotsford. The concerts will profile a range of culturally diverse musicians in an effort to reflect the diversity of the city's community.

www.downtownabbotsford.com
 

Access Artist Run Centre

Project: Lost and Found
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Lost and Found is a collaboration between the Access Artist Run Centre and the Powell Street Festival Society. This cross-disciplinary collaboration will involve a series of artist residencies, exhibitions, presentations, and an online archive looking at Vancouver's Downtown Eastside as a place of overlapping social and cultural histories. Three distinct histories will be investigated - those of First Nations, African Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities.


 

Access Gallery

Project: Exhibitions and Parallel Guidebook and Presentations
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $9,000.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

This project provides meaningful and critical conversations about contemporary art via exhibitions and a guidebook as well as presentations. It allows for important educational and professional development opportunities for volunteer and co-op/practicum students that involve emerging artists and cultural professionals.


 

Access to Media Education Society (AMES)

Project: Youth-MADE (Media Arts Diversity Education and Empowerment)
Community: Galiano Island
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2008

Youth-MADE is a media arts mentorship program that will bring together young people from all walks of life to share their stories and work with accomplished filmmakers in the creation of short videos. The works will address issues of identity, bullying and inclusion and will be incorporated into an anti-discrimination resource package for both elementary and high schools students. The final program will be delivered through youth facilitated workshops in schools and to the wider community throughout B.C.
 

Argenta Community Association

Project: Bound Together
Community: Argenta
Awarded: $5,550.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Bound Together is an initiative that will engage a cross-section of community members through the phases of making a book about their community. The book will include local stories, anecdotes, illustrations and photographs. In addition to becoming part of the local history, the initiative will engage the larger community in a creative project that is both rare and informative.
 

Arts and Cultural Society on the Edge, The (TACSOTE)

Project: Art Attack!
Community: Hudson's Hope
Awarded: $6,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

TACSOTE will offer affordable summer art camps in a workshop setting for children and adults. Workshops will focus on a variety of arts-based activities, including visual arts, creative writing, music and dance. Children will be divided into three age groups for day programs, and adults will have the opportunity to attend workshops while their children are involved in camp activities. The art works created at the summer camps will be displayed at the public library and the annual Hudson's Hope Fall Fair.



Arts Denman

Project: The Denman Island Arts Centre Project
Community: Denman Island
Awarded: $4,130.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Coinciding with the opening of the new Denman Island Arts Centre in a restored heritage building in the heart of Denman Island, Arts Denman will launch a program of visual arts workshops. These workshops are intended to expand the range of arts and cultural activities and skills available to residents of Denman Island.


 

Arts Denman

Project: Celebrating Our Own Festival
Community: Denman Island
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Celebrating Our Own Festival is a new, two-day visual arts event, organized by Arts Denman, that will animate and encourage the arts and support artists working on Denman Island. The festival will include an exhibition, studio tours and hands-on workshops. A special edition portfolio documenting these activities will be made available to artists and offered for sale to the public.


 

BC Museum of Mining

Project: Copper and Fire
Community: Britannia Beach
Awarded: $1,750.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

In 2005, as part of its annual Copper and Fire event, the B.C. Museum of Mining will increase the participation of local artists and artisans who will demonstrate and display their work as it relates to the themes of copper and fire. Drawing on the importance of mining to the local history, the initiative attempts to build relationships between the local mining and artistic sectors.

www.bcmuseumofmining.org
 

Battery Opera Performing Arts Society

Project: Evidence
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

Evidence is a social-media, online photographic response to an audience's memory of a specific performance. The performance for the project is Battery Opera's roving theatre work entitled Lives Were Around Me. After each performance, photographer Amy Pelletier will ask the audience a series of questions relating to their experience and their memory of certain objects that they encountered during the show. Pelletier will search out these objects, photograph, and create an interpretation of them that will serve as "evidence" of the performance experience. Pelletier will post the "evidence" on the Battery Opera website and invite the audience to share their reactions to her interpretation of their experience and engage in further dialogue.
 

Belfry Theatre Society, The

Project: Ninstints
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Ninstints is a new play that blends ancient Northwest coast culture with traditional orchestral compositions. Inspired by the 1957 expedition of Bill Reid to the Haida Gwaii, the play marks a significant development in the Belfry's programming of First Nation's themes. In particular, Aboriginal communities will be involved in both the development of the story as well as the final production itself. This project involves the workshop phase of the development of Ninstints. Should Ninstints move to full production, it will require a significant increase in production requirements and will likely be presented in a larger venue than the Belfry's existing facility.

www.belfry.bc.ca
 

Belfry Theatre, The

Project: Beyond Eden (formerly Ninstints, phase 3)
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Ninstints is a new play that blends ancient Northwest coast culture with traditional orchestral compositions. Inspired by the 1957 expedition of Bill Reid to the Haida Gwaii, the play marks a significant development in the Belfry's programming of First Nation's themes. In particular, Aboriginal communities will be involved in both the development of the story as well as the final production itself. This phase will see professional actors, traditional Haida performers and students of the Canadian College of Performing Arts working collaboratively with a team of leading directors and designers to devise and integrate the cross-cultural elements and design concepts required to rehearse and facilitate showings of the new musical.

www.belfry.bc.ca
 

Belfry Theatre Society, The

Project: The Mini Plays
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

The Mini Plays are 10-minute-long site-specific plays commissioned from local independent theatre companies, featuring both emerging and established theatre artists to be presented in unconventional spaces throughout the Belfry Theatre. Mini Plays were first presented at the Belfry Theatre's 2008-09 SPARK Festival and will return for a second year in an expanded format.

www.belfry.bc.ca
 

Bill Reid Foundation/Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Project: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

The Bill Reid Gallery will present its first ever exhibition on the contemporary practice of textiles by artists of the Northwest Coast. Nineteen emerging and mid-career artists from Aboriginal communities in B.C., Alaska and Washington State will contribute to the exhibition. The exhibition will be mounted in February 2010 and will be complemented by artist talks, artist residencies and an exhibition catalogue.
 

Blackbird Theatrical Society

Project: The Peer Gynt Project
Community: West Vancouver
Awarded: $11,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Blackbird Theatrical Society, a new Vancouver-based organization, was created to address the current gap in the presentation of classic drama on the Lower Mainland. As part of its second season, Blackbird will present The Peer Gynt Project at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in September 2006.

www.blackbirdtheatre.ca
 

Bowen Island Arts Council

Project: Second annual Voices in the Sound Festival - Celebrating Bowen Island
Community: Bowen Island
Awarded: $8,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Voices in the Sound Festival will be back for its second year on Bowen Island. This outdoor festival integrates art, nature and history to celebrate the abundance of arts and culture on Bowen Island. It will support and feature professional and emerging Island artists and help broaden the role and influence of the arts on the Island.

www.biac.ca
 

Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society

Project: Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Mentoring Program
Community: Smithers
Awarded: $9,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Society will create a mentorship program for local classical string students and teachers, in partnership with six established Canadian music educators. This program will provide a continuing process of improved musical education, currently limited by geographic isolation and the scarcity of classically trained instructors in the Bulkley Valley.
 

Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society

Project: Northwest String Orchestra Workshop
Community: Smithers
Awarded: $6,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

The Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society will undertake a three-day string orchestra workshop uniting amateur classical string players from Northern communities. The workshop will provide an opportunity for players to learn orchestral skills from three prominent Canadian music educators. Limited by its geographical isolation, the goal of the activity is to establish a new partnership of string players in northwest B.C.
 

Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council

Project: Highway 16 Visual Arts Exhibition
Community: Smithers
Awarded: $6,774.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

This juried exhibition will bring together artists from communities between Haida Gwaii and Prince George, whose works look at the issue of the missing women along Highway 16. The exhibition will be mounted in Smithers and include readings, discussions and other community engagement components. In addition to the importance of the issues, the exhibition is also an opportunity for artists who often work in isolation to come together in a collective fashion.

www.bvartscouncil.com
 

CABINET Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Project: Projections I
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $25,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

In partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Turning Point Ensemble and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Projections I will be a contemporary, interdisciplinary event bringing together the work of visual, performing and video artists. This event will be presented at the Roundhouse Community Centre in 2007. It is part of the organization's mandate to work with artists from diverse practices and backgrounds in an effort to introduce new and innovative work to Vancouver audiences.
 

Caravan Farm Theatre

Project: Horse Choreography Workshop - MacBeth
Community: Armstrong
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Caravan Farm Theatre's unique productions incorporate elements of music, mask and physical comedy, as well as horses and trucks. Over the last few years, their productions using horses have become among their most successful. The organization would like to expand their capacity to work with horses and learn to utilise them in a greater variety of ways. To this end, Caravan will undertake a two-week workshop that brings in expert horse-handlers to work with the organization's staff. Caravan would like to enhance the artistic capacity of the organization and push the boundaries of theatrical staging.

www.caravanfarmtheatre.com
 

Caravan World Rhythms Society

Project: Sunshine Coast Dance Performance and Outreach Series
Community: Sechelt
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Caravan, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Dance Society, will launch an annual Dance Performance and Outreach Series on the Sunshine Coast, a community presently underserved by dance performance. The series will showcase a range of dance expression, as well as cultural and artistic diversity. It will include a strong outreach and educational component.

caravanworld.homestead.com

Carnegie Community Centre Association

Project: Carnegie Opera Project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $20,700.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

The Carnegie Community Centre, with the support of the Downtown Eastside community, Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts and the Vancouver Opera, will work with residents and artists of the Downtown Eastside to learn about, and create, community opera. The purpose of the project is not to train residents in traditional opera styles, but rather to provide opportunities to explore words and music in a way that illuminates the nature of community and introduces diverse practices to audiences that may not otherwise have access to them. 2010 Legacies Now's investment will help cover the costs of the first year of development.


 

Carnegie Community Centre Association

Project: First Nations and Chinese Opera
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

The Carnegie Centre will commission professional artists to work with the Firehall Arts Centre, First Nations and Chinese cultural consultants, and the Downtown Eastside community to create an opera that fuses Chinese and Aboriginal music and storytelling forms to tell the rich history of relationships between these two cultural groups in Vancouver.


 

Centre for Innovation in the Arts and Culture in Canada

Project: Interior Investigations
Community: Kamloops
Awarded: $21,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Interior Investigations is an artist-research project that will bring six to nine established artists and cultural critics to the Kamloops region to research and create site-specific works in a variety of disciplines including writing, performance, and installation. In recent years, arts and cultural capacity in Kamloops has seen growth. The Centre for Innovation in the Arts and Culture is part of this. It was created in 2005 by Thompson Rivers University to support the importance of a collaborative, artist-community research model. The project, through community collaborations, will investigate the notion of the interior, both as a geographic region of BC and the interiority of race, class and sexual identity.
 

Centre of Integration for African Immigrants (CIAI)

Project: AfroFest BC
Community: New Westminster
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

AfroFest is a new seven-day project for immigrant African/Black artists to celebrate their talents, and to assist them in understanding the steps necessary to continue their artistic practices in a Canadian context. Locally established professionals in a variety of artistic fields will assist artists with organizational management and marketing of their talents through a series of skills-building workshops.
 

Chako Kunamokst Rediscovery - Nuxalk

Project: Rediscovery Nuxalk Heritage Canoe Project
Community: Bella Coola
Awarded: $16,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Chako has been asked to be involved with phase 2 of the Canoe Quest, with the Nuxalk participating in the journey from Prince Rupert to Bella Coola. Up to 28 canoes from 16 different Aboriginal Nations will participate, the whole journey taking place over 15 days. The project objective is to construct an ocean-going canoe out of cedar in traditional methods that have not been practiced by any carvers in the community for over 80 years. Through this initiative, experienced carvers will support and assist young adults to increase their knowledge of Nuxalk's heritage and culture.
 

Chief Dan George Centre for Advanced Education

Project: Story Scapes Gastown
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $17,510.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Four Aboriginal youth, under the guidance of an Elder, will research, interview, gather and record Aboriginal stories related to the Gastown area of Vancouver. This project will continue the tradition of stories being passed from one generation to another. The research phase will prepare the initiative for the second phase, which will involve re-inscribing Aboriginal stories in public places in Gastown.


 

Cinevolution Media Arts Society

Project: Dream Project - Youth Film Outreach Program
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $7,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Dream Project—Youth Film Outreach Program will bring together professional filmmakers and the children of new immigrants, giving Richmond youth handson experience and training in filmmaking, animation and multi-media art installation techniques. The students' work will be exhibited at the New Asia Film Festival in May 2010 and displayed in public locations throughout Richmond.


 

City of Surrey, Parks, Recreation and Culture

Project: Whalley Lantern Procession Project
Community: Surrey
Awarded: $21,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Whalley Lantern Procession is part of the Whalley Revitalization Strategy adopted by City Council in July 2003. A series of community arts workshops will precede the Lantern Procession, which will take place in Holland Park. This art and community building project will be an expression of community pride, and it's hoped it will improve social cohesion in the area.

www.surrey.ca
 

City of Vancouver Public Art Program

Project: INTERSECTION: Public Art Project for the windows at Hastings and Carrall
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

In partnership with Centre A and Interurban/Portland Hotel Society, the City of Vancouver Public Art Program will work on a new public art project entitled Intersection. Intersection will develop a framework for ongoing opportunities for artists to create light and media works in the windows in buildings at Hastings and Carrall in Vancouver. This project is an expansion of the City's current public art activities, and will enable local artists to participate. It will also include mentoring opportunities. Funding from the Innovations program will go toward developing and launching this new program, while the City is committed to having this become an ongoing project.
 

College of New Caledonia (CNC), Nechako Campus

Project: Red and Blue Beetle Art Tour
Community: Vanderhoof
Awarded: $8,500.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

CNC Nechako will coordinate a tour of Red and Blue Beetle Art, an exhibition of artwork, poetry and music relating to the impact of the mountain pine beetle. Developed by a 33-member artist collective, the exhibition will travel to eight locations in the Central Interior region of BC.

http://www.cnc.bc.ca/tools/events/pdfs/071114_Beetle_Art1.pdf
 

Comox Valley Community Arts Council

Project: Fibre Arts Symposium 2007: "Weaving This Island"
Community: Courtenay
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The 2nd Fibre Arts Symposium (FAS) 2007, Weaving This Island, will establish the Comox Valley as a meeting place for fibre artists to celebrate the economic, cultural and artistic role they play in rural communities throughout Vancouver Island. Fibre artists, gallery owners, curators, business owners and members of the public will be invited to participate in workshops, exhibits, lectures, a fashion show and a marketplace at the FAS from May 10 to 13, 2007. In addition to establishing an ongoing Fibre Arts Symposium, the long term objective of the FAS is to produce collaborative, multi-disciplinary work that will signify the important contribution that fibre artists have made throughout the region.

www.comoxvalleyarts.org
 

Compaigni V'ni Dansi Society

Project: B.C. Métis Dance Workshop Tour
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $7,500.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

Compaigni V'ni Dansi will travel to eight B.C. communities as part of a B.C. Métis Dance outreach and training tour. National jigging champion Yvonne Chartrand will teach a four-day weekend dance intensive culminating in a performance in each community. The tour serves the dual purpose of building relationships for V'ni Dansi and training local dancers in traditional Métis dance practice.
 

Corporation of the District of West Vancouver Cultural Services

Project: The WinterSong Festival
Community: West Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The WinterSong Festival is a new annual vocal music festival in West Vancouver that will include singing of choral music, musical theatre, jazz, opera, pop and ethnic repertoires. The festival will engage professional and emerging artists at various locations throughout the community. This is the first of what is intended to be an annual festival, and is part of the municipality's commitment to enhance the availability of arts and cultural opportunities for the local community.

www.westvancouver.ca
 

Cowichan Folk Guild

Project: Chapel Recording Sessions Project
Community: Duncan
Awarded: $5,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

The Cowichan Folk Guild will coordinate nine recording sessions in the Chapel at Providence Farm in Duncan. The sessions will provide live acoustic recording opportunities for local professional musicians. Artists and audiences will have the opportunity to meet and mingle at a farm-fresh dinner prior to the evenings' recording sessions.



Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation (Canadian Museum of Rail Travel)

Project: Steaming Along
Community: Cranbrook
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Cranbrook currently lacks any summer festival or live entertainment. To address this, the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel will oversee the commissioning of a play by a local playwright that will incorporate elements of local history. The play will be presented at the Royal Alexandra Hall at the Museum, targeting both local and tourist audiences during the summer.


 

Crimson Coast Dance Society

Project: Dance on the Crimson Coast: Expanding Dance in Nanaimo
Community: Nanaimo
Awarded: $7,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Crimson Coast Dance is a company dedicated to the development, support and presentation of contemporary dance in Nanaimo. The proposed project involves community-based dance creation workshops that will be integrated into an existing festival of dance. The workshops will help to build the artistic capacity of the local community through participation in movement activities. In particular, the project will be oriented toward teens and young adults in the local community.

www.crimsoncoastdance.org
 

Crimson Coast Dance Society

Project: Body Talk Project 2010
Community: Nanaimo
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Body Talk Project 2010 offer youth (13–19) the opportunity to work with arts professionals in administration, production and performance. With a professional guest artist, a facilitator and Society staff, the youth curate, administer and produce a series of free summer classes and a final performance presentation, in which they participate.

www.crimsoncoastdance.org
 

Dance Victoria Society (formerly Victoria Dance Series Society)

Project: Community Dance Project
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $15,200.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

The DVS will undertake a large scale community dance project for presentation in Victoria's Inner Harbour over the July long weekend in 2007. The event will bring together a range of arts groups, organizations and associations, and will include live music, spectacles, performances and workshops. Leading up to this event, DVS will conduct a series of workshops and small public performances to engage audiences and build the necessary partnerships for the larger scale event.

www.victoriadanceseries.com
 

Dance Victoria Society

Project: Mystic Butoh
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Mystic Butoh is an intensive training workshop and presentation led by Vancouver-based Kokoro Dance. Dance Victoria is partnering with Kokoro Dance to invite members of Victoria's pre-professional and professional dance community to participate in a two-week intensive training program that will culminate in a performance on Mystic Beach near Jordan River on Vancouver Island. The presentation will offer audiences a new experience - seeing dance performed in an outdoor venue. The project is also an important component of Dance Victoria's plan to develop a choreographic centre in Victoria.

www.victoriadanceseries.com
 

Dance Victoria Society

Project: Dance Days
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Dance Days is a 15-day community-wide event in Victoria that features main stage and second stage performances, open rehearsals, free classes, workshops, a forum with visiting dance presenters, a lecture demonstration and more. This project involves community engagement activities that will move the audience into the studio where they will witness dance in development or participate directly in dance activity.

www.victoriadanceseries.com
 

Dancers of Damelahamid Society

Project: Gilo Hyte: "Sharing the Spirit"
Community: North Vancouver
Awarded: $25,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Gilo Hyte – "Sharing the Spirit" is an exploration of traditional Gitksan performance arts complemented with multi-media technology. It will involve the development of a production of Gitksan dance works belonging to the Dakhumhast House, and will combine Gitksan artistic storytelling techniques and technology to bridge traditions with innovation. There will be presentations in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Hazelton and Gitsegulka.
 

Deroche Elementary School

Project: Carved Aboriginal House Post for School Foyer
Community: Deroche
Awarded: $3,800.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Deroche Elementary School will create a House Post for the school's foyer that will reflect the designs of the school and its community. The post will become a symbol of the native and non-native communities, blending symbols of both the school and the two First Nation's reserves located near the school. The raising of the post will be marked by a ceremony in October 2005, when a large feast and celebration, including drumming and dancing, will introduce the students and their families to the rich and diverse history of the region.
 

District of Tumbler Ridge

Project: Street Spirit Banner Program
Community: Tumbler Ridge
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Part of its current project focusing on the beautification of Tumbler Ridge's downtown, the Street Spirit Banner Program will help showcase the area's local culture and artists. Local artists will not only create banners, but will lead workshops with residents interested in creating banners that reflect themes of identity for the community, in both historical and contemporary contexts.

www.tumblerridge.ca
 

Documentary Media Society, The

Project: DOXA Networking Intensive
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $16,828.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Documentary Media Society will bring together aspiring documentary filmmakers from around BC to participate in a unique vision-building experience. Youth from around the province, aged 18-25 years, will apply to attend a forum to be held in conjunction with DOXA, Vancouver's only annual film festival dedicated exclusively to examining the art of documentary film. Mentored by experienced documentary filmmakers, participants will gain invaluable access to the vibrant British Columbia filmmaking community. They will carry the benefits of this experience back to their own communities, where they will have the renewed knowledge and drive to pursue their own documentary endeavours.

www.doxafestival.ca
 

Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association

Project: Local Colour Arts and Culture Festival
Community: Courtenay
Awarded: $8,800.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, in partnership with the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, will mount a three-day arts festival to take place on the streets of Downtown Courtenay. Working with local businesses, the festival will showcase local artists, food producers, performers and crafts people in several venues throughout the downtown area.

www.downtowncourtenay.com
 

Downtown Nanaimo Partnership

Project: First Annual Spring Break Festival
Community: Nanaimo
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Downtown Nanaimo Partnership will coordinate a range of Nanaimo arts, cultural and heritage organizations in the inaugural Spring Break Festival. The Festival will engage youth aged 12-18 in a hands-on experiential festival of various arts disciplines – visual arts, film, writing and theatre. In addition to the community engagement aspects of this project, it will establish a collaborative framework in which local and diverse arts, culture and heritage organizations can work together.
 

Ecole Mission Central

Project: Aboriginal Artwork Project
Community: Mission
Awarded: $3,250.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

In partnership with the SiwalSi'wes Aboriginal Department, Ecole Mission Central Elementary School will create a large spindle whorl for the school grounds. Representing the Coast Salish, on whose land the school sits, the project will bring the entire school community together through the involvement of students, Aboriginal elders, staff, families and the community. The creation of this artwork will address the sense of pride for the Aboriginal students and their families, but will also provide learning opportunities for the non-Aboriginal students and public about the Coast Salish culture, art forms and values.
 

Electric Company

Project: HIVE: Intimate Performances and Explosive Events
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $22,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Inspired by the success of SWARM in the visual arts community, HIVE is a unique and ambitious event which will celebrate and showcase the work of up to fifteen creation-based theatre companies in Vancouver. Taking place in November 2006 at the Great Northern Way Campus of BCIT, UBC and Emily Carr, HIVE addresses the independent theatre community's needs to share resources, cross-fertilize creative ideas and engage diverse audiences in a format that is accessible and exciting.

www.electriccompanytheatre.com
 

exit.left productions

Project: Mud Island
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Using a wide variety of theatrical mediums, exit.left productions will present Mud Island, a site-specific show set in one of the old parking garages on Granville Island. The work will highlight the gritty history and untold stories of the industrial heart of Vancouver in the 1930s. Eight-day camps, focusing on a variety of theatrical workshops, will be offered to at-risk youth and children in under-served neighbourhoods.
 

Felix Culpa (Grinning Dragon Theatre Co. Society)

Project: News of the World
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

News of the World is an experiment in creating a new kind of political theatre. The creative team will mix current events with performance, realtime video art, audience interactions and live internet to create a fast, furious, up-tothe minute theatrical event. The artists will use live streaming internet to explore their own and the audience's ability to understand the world through media. The project will advance the field of mixed media as applied to theatre through new technologies and open doors to a new form of theatrical design.
 

First Nations Friendship Centre

Project: First Nations Youth Arts Foundation
Community: Vernon
Awarded: $12,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

The First Nations Youth Arts Foundation project will provide local aboriginal youth aged 13 to 29 with hands-on experience and training in multi-media arts. Facilitated by artists in the Enowkin Centre's National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program, the young people will participate in a 12-week program that will incorporate a combination of traditional, literary, visual and media arts. In fall 2009 the art works will be featured in a Youth Exhibition at the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna.
 

First People's Cultural Foundation

Project: Ist Annual Indigenous Arts Summerfest
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $9,450.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

FPCF proposes a new Aboriginal interdisciplinary festival that: features culturally diverse practices; promotes awareness of the interconnectedness of Aboriginal art, culture and language; and provides new opportunities for Aboriginal artists to showcase their work. To be held in June 2005, the festival will feature indigenous art works from across BC, with visiting artists from across North America and other indigenous peoples.

www.fpcf.ca
 

Friends of Film Society Powell River

Project: Powell River Film Festival Youth Program
Community: Powell River
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

Powell River Film Festival Youth Program consists of the School Film Fest which is two days of films for school-age children, the Five-Minute Film Contest that highlights the achievements of young B.C. filmmakers and the Adventures in Film Camp that promotes skills development and encourages youth to consider film as a career.

www.prfilmfestival.ca
 

Friends of the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives Society

Project: Chinese Heritage Recognition Project
Community: Quesnel
Awarded: $4,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Friends of the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives Society will undertake an extensive research and documentation project as a way to increase representation and recognition of the contribution of Chinese history and culture in Quesnel. The Society will conduct video interviews on the significance of the Chinese photographer C. S. Wong, as well as interview Chinese residents who are direct descendents of the Gold Rush history. The results of the research and video interviews will take the form of a public community presentation in Quesnel.
 

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

Project: Stories of Compassion (working title)
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, the Vancouver School Board and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education are embarking on a new book project entitled Stories of Compassion. The project will consist of a series of written and visual anecdotes on the theme of compassion, written by students in B.C.'s public and independent schools with the support of educators and the partner groups. The book and a corresponding interactive website will provide young people with the opportunity to tell their stories about witnessing compassion, benefiting from compassionate acts, and performing acts of kindness. The project interconnects with newly-developed curricula on social responsibility.
 

Full Circle: First Nations Performance

Project: Creation Stories: Two Sisters
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Creation Stories: Two Sisters is a multidisciplinary theatrical collaboration of Margo Kane, Floyd Favel, Leela Gilday and Bob Baker of Mohawk Poetess E. Pauline Johnson's adaptation of the ancient Squamish legend about the mountain called The Two Sisters. The work (presented in both Squamish and English), will be delivered in a manner resonant with young audiences and created with the intent to tour.


 

Gabriola Arts Council

Project: Gabriola Theatre Festival
Community: Gabriola Island
Awarded: $5,250.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Gabriola Theatre Festival will build on the success of its first three-day festival which was a celebration of live theatre, music, poetry and visual arts by presenting its second festival in 2010. The festival garners support from the community at large, business, performers and artists and from festival volunteers. In 2010 the festival will add events such as an outdoor stage, a Lions pancake breakfast and Street Art, the largest gathering of Gabriola's visual artists where their art is profiled.


 

Gateway Theatre

Project: Sea of Stories
Community: Richmond
Awarded: $11,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Sea of Stories is a project that invites residents of Richmond's culturally-diverse community to tell their stories of change, immigration, family and culture. These stories will then be developed into 10-minute plays and presented in a reading series for the contributors, their families, friends and the general public at the theatre in 2007.

www.gatewaytheatre.com
 

Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society

Project: Youth Learning Traditional skills through Culture
Community: Prince Rupert
Awarded: $16,625.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The project will enable the society to offer three traditional workshops for youth of the Nisga'a Nation. Elders will teach youth traditional practices of regalia, drum making, and cedar paddle carving. Youth make up nearly 25 per cent of the overall Nisga'a Nation population, but due to low economic standards they often cannot afford to participate in arts and cultural activities. The project will not only train these youth, but will also raise awareness regarding the customs and traditions of the Nation, and provide them with the ability to share their culture with the larger community of Prince Rupert.

www.nisgaahall.ca
 

Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Prince Rupert/Port Edward Society

Project: Youth and Young Adults Working Together on Traditional Values
Community: Prince Rupert
Awarded: $11,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Carvers, artists and designers will come together to mentor youth by offering cultural workshops on wood carving, painting, regalia sewing, creation of 18-inch rawhide drums and loom beading techniques. In addition, Elder mentors will be invited to share in conversational Nisga'a language through storytelling on a bus tour to the Nass Valley, the homelands of all urban Nisga'a residing in the Prince Rupert and Port Edward region.

www.nisgaahall.ca

Green Thumb Theatre

Project: The Edge: Borderless Youth Theatre
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

The Edge: Borderless Youth Theatre is a multi-community outreach project unlike any other. It is part play, part installation, part proof that creation has no borders. In the fall of 2010 Green Thumb Theatre will mentor the collective creation and present an entirely original play written, performed and designed by exciting creative youth from four different Lower Mainland Secondary schools at The Roundhouse Community Centre.

www.greenthumb.bc.ca

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

Project: EarthArts: Salmon Return
Community: Richmond
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

EarthArts, a Vancouver based arts collective, will coordinate the multi-media exhibit Salmon Return at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site scheduled for May 2009. The installation will move beyond historical facts and speak to our lost relationship with salmon, as sacred creatures whose bodies have fed both land and people. Through video projection, sculpture, and performance, Salmon Return will introduce emotional, ecological and artistic content into the industrial and heritage environment of the Cannery Museum.

HR MacMillan Space Centre

Project: Sky Tales: Aboriginal Views of the Night Sky
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $20,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Perspectives on astronomy have been dominated by a western point of view. Sky Tales: Aboriginal Views of the Night Sky is an innovative, new planetarium show that will present astronomy from the beliefs of BC's First Peoples. The Space Centre will focus on collaborative, creative development to ensure the show is respectful and inclusive of the peoples represented.

www.hrmacmillanspacecentre.com
 

Haida Gwaii Museum Society

Project: Haida Gwaii Museum Visual Arts Program
Community: Skidegate
Awarded: $10,500.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Haida Gwaii Museum Visual Arts Program is a regional visual arts program that supports emerging and established artists though an annual series of exhibitions, artist-led workshops, lectures, cultural exchanges, art commissioning and marketing. The program responds to the creative economic shift occurring on Haida Gwaii, from resource extraction, to the arts, culture, landscape and tourism.


 

Health Arts Society

Project: Tickle Trunk Touring Circus
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

Under the auspices of the Health Arts Society, the Tickle Trunk Touring Circus will launch its first production entitled Chuckles Finds His Laughter. This troupe of professional circus artists will incorporate aerial work, acrobatics and juggling in the flavour of Cirque du Soleil, to tell the story of a clown who has lost his laughter but regains it through interaction with the circus troupe. The circus will be presented to audiences of all ages in open air locations at 20 health care sites in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island in the summer of 2009.
 

Health Arts Society

Project: Tickle Trunk Circus 2010
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $13,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Tickle Trunk Circus 2010 is a new production based on the successful 2009 circus Chuckles. Twenty one shows are planned in August and September 2010 featuring eight professional artists, performed in the open air at B.C. health care sites for an audience of people in care, caregivers and families.

www.healtharts.org
 

Helen Pitt Gallery Artist Run Centre

Project: Exhibition Programming and Events
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

Exhibition space and programming for the current season are at risk for the Helen Pitt Gallery. The Innovations investment will help secure new gallery space, reinstate the director/curator position and follow through with the exhibitions and projects planned for the upcoming year.

www.helenpittgallery.org
 

Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society

Project: First Nations Living History Interpretation and Recognition Project
Community: Prince George
Awarded: $14,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Huble Homestead is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of the buildings of the Giscome Portage Regional Park. At present there is a gap in the overall presentation of the local Aboriginal history of the area. This project will see the building of a traditional First Nations fish camp as a living history interpretive site on the location of an original 1920s fishing camp. In collaboration with the Lheidli T'Enneh Band, Huble Homestead will provide information to the public on the history and culture of the First Nations in the area.

www.huble.ca
 

In-SHUCK-ch Services Society

Project: The Cedar Bark Workshops
Community: Deroche
Awarded: $4,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

In-SHUCK-ch Services Society will offer a series of cedar bark/root workshops teaching individuals how to harvest and prepare cedar bark/root to create baskets, ropes, fishnets and other artistic and functional objects. The workshops will be open to all community members, and will take place from May 2007 (an optimal time of year to harvest cedar) until May the following year, when they will showcase their baskets and cedar objects at a celebratory cultural event called In-SHUCK-ch Nation Days.
 

Intrepid Theatre Company Society

Project: Uno Fest: Canada's Singular Live Theatre Event (13th Annual)
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

Uno Fest: Canada's Singular Live Theatre Event is an annual, international theatre festival in Victoria, B.C. Uno is an event with national profile that has been an important professional launching pad for many emerging artists and for premieres of new work by established artists. It is also a rare opportunity for Victoria audiences and young local artists to see professional alternative theatre and dance from across Canada and around the world.
 

Jabulani World Music Society

Project: World Music Outreach Program for Schools and Communities
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Jabulani World Music Society will tour Kutapira, an acclaimed youth marimba percussion ensemble that blends African and Caribbean music, around BC school districts and communities. Kutapira will perform concerts and give workshops intended to inspire the creation of programs and ensembles for young people to learn music through the oral tradition.
 

Japanese Canadian National Museum

Project: Ohanashi - Japanese Canadian Life Stories
Community: Burnaby
Awarded: $12,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Ohanashi is a digital filmmaking project recording stories of Japanese Canadian community elders, internment survivors, fishermen, miners and shopkeepers. These stories, together with those of younger generations, will be collected to create a library series of videos to share with community centres, museums and schools across British Columbia.

www.jcnm.ca
 

Joe Ink Performance Society

Project: (in)HabiTaT
Community: Burnaby
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

(in)HabiTaT is a new dance that will explore how we define our sense of place in the world and the importance of home as a sanctuary. The work will be built around three performance narratives along with an accompanying gallery installation. Community dialogues relating to the concept of shelter, housing shortages and homelessness will occur in conjunction with project partners from Gallery Gachet and the Pivot Legal Society. In addition, exploration into the notion of the body as a first layer of shelter will be informed by partners from the Looking Glass Foundation, an organization dedicated to physical well being for adolescents suffering from eating disorders. The (in)HabiTaT performance and exhibition will take place February 2010.
 

Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions Society

Project: Koffee Haus - Youth On Stage
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $3,750.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Koffee Haus will feature performance works created, rehearsed and produced by youth (ages 13-18), to be showcased at a monthly cabaret-style coffee house. Youth will also be involved in the planning and organization of the monthly event, providing opportunities for growth and education.

www.kaleidoscope.bc.ca
 

Kelowna Art Gallery Association

Project: We Are Artists
Community: Kimberley
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

The Kelowna Art Gallery (KAG) will partner with the Cool Arts Society to showcase the works of local artists with developmental disabilities in an exhibition entitled We Are Artists. The exhibition will include a series of workshops, a catalogue, and a panel discussion to foster dialogue and raise awareness about the arts and artists with developmental disabilities in regards to accessibility, diversity and creative practice.
 

Kimberley Arts Council - Centre 64

Project: Arts on the Edge 2006, Kimberley's Festival of the Arts
Community: Kimberley
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Building on the unprecedented success of 2005, Arts on the Edge 2006, the 2nd annual Kimberley Festival of the Arts, will bring together visual, performing and literary artists to exhibit, demonstrate and perform in public settings in Kimberley from August 10th to 13th, 2006. Residents and cultural tourists will view exhibits and performances and participate in workshops.

www.kimberleyarts.com
 

Kimberley Arts Council - Centre 64

Project: Kimberley Arts Festival
Community: Kimberley
Awarded: $13,750.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Centre 64 is a hub for the visual and performing arts in Kimberley, and for many professional and emerging artists located in the southeast Kootenay region. The Kimberley Arts Festival is envisioned as a three-day gathering of visual and performing artists and artisans, displaying, demonstrating and performing their arts in public settings and showcasing the region's artistic talents. In addition, the festival will develop a series of workshops where artists and the public can learn a range of new artistic skills.

www.kimberleyarts.com
 

Kitimat Centennial Museum Association

Project: Kitamaat/Kitimat Unity Pole Project
Community: Kitimat
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Kitimat Centennial Museum Board and G'psgolox Pole committee will bring the two communities of Kitimat and Kitamaat together to create a totem pole of friendship and unity to promote a bond of understanding, friendship and respect. The project will include mentorship by a master carver from Northwest Community College's new artist-in-residence program. This will be the first collaborative effort between the two communities, and will seek to strengthen and enhance the communication and cultural capacity of the organizations involved and local residents.

www.kitimatmuseum.ca
 

Kitimat Concert Association

Project: Kitimat Blues Blast
Community: Kitimat
Awarded: $6,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Kitimat Concert Association will present a new two-day blues festival in Kitimat on April 7 and 8, 2006, with award winning veteran and emerging artists that will attract north-western BC audiences. The concert will coincide with the established regional draw of Kitimat's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair and the First Nations Basketball Tournament.


 

Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre of Surrey Aboriginal Cultural Society

Project: First Nations Artist in Residence Carving Project
Community: Surrey
Awarded: $20,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Society will bring in First Nations carvers to work with youth participants at the Surrey Art Gallery for an artist-in-residency and mentorship project. These artists will teach youth how to carve a traditional canoe, which will then be included in the Pulling Together Canoe Journey along the Fraser River, culminating in a Surrey landing and community festival.


 

Kokoro Dance Theatre Society

Project: Kokoro Dance - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Collaboration
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $7,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Kokoro Dance, in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, will develop and produce an innovative, collaborative event that will apply current video technology in a new way to address the space restrictions encountered when combining an orchestral ensemble with a group of dancers. The project is a way for Kokoro to explore new ways of combining live music and dance in a setting outside of a theatre.

www.kokoro.ca
 

Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Association

Project: Innovations in Arts and Health Symposium
Community: Nelson
Awarded: $6,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Innovations in Arts and Health Symposium, to be held in Nelson from June 8-10, 2006, will bring in presenters and participants to explore relationships between arts and health. Opportunities for partnerships, mentorships and collaborations will be encouraged between the health care and arts community, laying the foundations for increased economic opportunities between the arts and health sectors in Nelson.


 

Kwakiutl Band

Project: The Kwakiutl Arts and Cultural Festival
Community: Port Hardy
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Kwakiutl Band will train members of the Fort Rupert reserve in drumming, singing and making regalia, to perform at Aboriginal Days on June 21st and 22nd, 2007. This festival, celebrating the rich heritage and culture of the Kwakiutl First Nations, will become a regular event in the North Island, and is part of an important commitment to the growth and enhancement of arts and cultural activity for the community.

www.kwakiutl.bc.ca
 

Leaky Heaven Performance Society

Project: Leaky Heaven's Satellite Circus
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $6,900.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Leaky Heaven will provide a mentorship opportunity for young theatre artists to gain practical experience in socially-engaged arts practices. By connecting emerging performers with mature theatre professionals, Leaky Heaven is looking to build a bridge between education and practical arts experience. Over 35 young individuals will be included in the program, working on a collaboration that will debut at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and other public gatherings throughout 2006.

www.leakyheaven.com
 

Leaky Heaven Performance Society

Project: Dog Days
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $7,500.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2008

Leaky Heaven Circus, in partnership with the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre and the Russian Hall will create the Dog Days carnival, a series of children-envisioned events that will take place in the Strathcona neighbourhood over the long weekend, August 1 - 3, 2009. Facilitated by a group of professional actors, designers and musicians, 30 children aged 8 - 12 will participate in workshops, share ideas and lay plans for the Dog Days community event.

www.leakyheaven.com
 

Lester Centre for the Arts

Project: Twelve Moments in Time
Community: Prince Rupert
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Twelve Moments in Time is a theatrical production that depicts the 100-year history of Prince Rupert, incorporating First Nations drumming and featuring Raven as the storyteller throughout. The production will include an audio recording that will become a resource for future projects and new community development activities.

www.lestercentre.ca
 

Lillooet Friendship Centre Society

Project: Lillooet Rock Mosaic Project
Community: Lillooet
Awarded: $13,300.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

The Rock Mosaic Project is an innovative community-based project that will explore alternative approaches to community development, cultural bridging, economic sustainability and viable beautification. Utilizing local, natural and readily-available materials, the mosaics will be located at more than 60 sites. Drawing on local native and non-native histories and artistic practices, the project will reflect the blending of cultures and art forms in the region.


 

Lulu Performing Arts Society

Project: The Elements: A Festival of Nature in Performance
Community: Gabriola Island
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

The Elements: A Festival of Nature in Performance on Gabriola Island will be a terrestrial symposium that involves sound art, installation work and digital media with performances, workshops and master-classes for all ages. Audiences can experience the process of creation and performance that integrates and reflects their environment in an inclusive and transformational manner.
 

Made in BC

Project: Made in BC - Dance on Tour
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $16,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Made in BC will develop a province-wide network of regional presenters for dance who are committed to increasing dance activity in their communities. Made in BC will work with regional presenters to increase exposure for diverse dance performance across British Columbia through dance presentation and outreach activities.


 

Maple Ridge Mountain Festival Society

Project: Spirit of Wood Festival (2009)
Community: Maple Ridge
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

The Spirit of Wood Festival is a new, multi-day celebration of wood showcasing wood artists and crafters from throughout B.C., Canada and the Pacific Northwest. This community-driven event will include demonstrations, workshops, wood vendor sales, carving competitions, children's make-and-take projects, and a community carving project through a partnership with School District 42's Aboriginal Education Department Cultural Mentorship program.
 

Mascall Dance Society

Project: JOSHUA: multimedia body project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Mascall Dance Society will partner with Computational Poetics Research Group on an exciting project called JOSHUA: the multimedia body. The project will document dancers and moving body parts – the face, head, hands, legs and torso – and create an interactive, multimedia display that will reache a diverse audience in various Lower Mainland galleries.

www.mascalldance.ca
 

Mascall Dance Society

Project: Homewerk Graphic Comic Book
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $7,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

The Homewerk Graphic Comic Book is an interactive publication for young readers inspired by the dance piece Homewerk that is performed in schools throughout B.C. by Mascall Dance. Designed to complement the dance work, the comic book will be based on stories about homes and the idea of homes around the world. The comic book will include blank strips where students will be able to incorporate their own ideas about the project themes and the performance they have seen. The comic book will be launched at the Vancouver International Children's Festival in spring 2009 and distributed to schools where Mascall Dance will perform Homewerk.

www.mascalldance.ca
 

Media Undefined Society

Project: Intersections
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2008

Intersections is a living history project that will engage youth, seniors and artists from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in Vancouver's Strathcona and Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods. A team of professional artists will guide participants through an exploration of the neighbourhood's geography, and social and cultural history. Through a process of collective creation, the project will result in multi-media works that will be projected through storefront windows and onto building facades, casting their imagery onto the streets. In addition, the works will be presented in community venues in a month-long series of screenings.
 

Mission Folk Music Festival Society

Project: People of the River
Community: Mission
Awarded: $12,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

People of the River is a new festival program that will feature Aboriginal music, dance and culture of local First Nations and their Aboriginal counterparts across Canada and internationally. The program base will be with the Sto:lo, or People of the River with activities in facilities and venues not commonly used for performance and not commonly visited by the public.

www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca
 

Movement Enterprises (MovEnt)

Project: MovEnt Industrial Works/SURGE
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $17,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

MovEnt will expand its programming with the creation of SURGE, a full-length choreography inspired by the industrial environment of the Black Box Studio Labs. The new work is in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.


 

Municipality of the Village of Lions Bay

Project: Winter Light: the Spirit of Lions Bay Lantern Festival
Community: Lions Bay
Awarded: $2,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Municipality of the Village of Lions Bay will develop and present the first Winter Light Lantern Festival, a new community-wide public art program to be held annually in Lions Bay. Ten weeks of collaborative, creative workshop activity will culminate in a village-wide lantern festival commemorating an important local historical event and symbolizing the hope that new light brings.
 

Music on Main

Project: Music on Main / Music on Vancouver's Main Street Corridor
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $12,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Music on Main will create an inaugural season of concerts at Heritage Hall on Vancouver's Main Street, leading to an ongoing series up and down the Main Street corridor. The new program components include innovative concert formats and "Emerge on Main," a programme designed for emerging musicians on the brink of a professional career.

www.musiconmain.ca
 

Music on Main

Project: A Month of Tuesdays
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Currently in its second season, A Month of Tuesdays features classical, new and genre-bending music in an unconventional setting: the Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club. With innovative concert formats and expanded performance opportunities for B.C. musicians, the series will develop affordable concert experiences for new audiences in a casual and stimulating environment.

www.musiconmain.ca
 

Music on Main

Project: Emerge on Main
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $13,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Emerge on Main will provide new performance and mentorship opportunities for emerging classical, new music and genre-bending musicians from across British Columbia who are on the brink of a professional career. Each Emerge on Main artist will perform three free community concerts at various venues and a Main Stage debut at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. Artists will receive professional development guidance.

www.musiconmain.ca
 

musica intima

Project: Confluence/Mamawapi Sipiy
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

Confluence/Mamawapi Sipiy ("rivers meet" in Cree language) is a new collaborative project involving the Iskwew traditional Aboriginal music ensemble led by award-winning composer and musician Sandy Scofield and Vancouver-based vocal ensemble, musica intima. The project will explore the two distinct musical traditions and showcase the fusion between the two performing ensembles. Confluence will include workshops and seminars on both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal singing practices as well as Aboriginal dance and storytelling.
 

N'Quatqua Band of the Stl'atl'imx Nation (Education Committee)

Project: Arts and Culture Youth Workshops 2005 in N'Quatqua
Community: D'Arcy
Awarded: $9,650.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Arts for Youth Workshop Series includes three weekend programs in N'Quatqua that will provide youth (12–20 years) from five small reserves with hands-on experience with professional mentorship featuring traditional and contemporary arts and cultural activities. Workshop themes include wood carving, drum painting, basketry and dance. The project seeks to promote self-worth, exploration of identity, and creativity in a nurturing learning environment for youth.
 

Nanaimo Festival Heritage Theatre Society (TheatreOne)

Project: Frank Ney Project
Community: Nanaimo
Awarded: $8,900.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

TheatreOne will commission and develop a new play script based on the life of Frank Ney, an important personality in Nanaimo's history. 2010 Legacies Now funds will go toward a community consultation process by the playwright, including outdoor interactions with the public.

www.theatreone.org
 

Nanaimo Sings!

Project: Nanaimo Sings! A Festival of Choral Music
Community: Nanaimo
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

A new partnership of 13 choral groups from the mid-Island region will come together to present a three-day festival of choral music in Nanaimo. Local choirs totaling 300 singers will perform mini-concerts at various venues in the city. The festival will culminate in a Gala Concert at the Port Theatre featuring all of the choirs performing individually and en masse. All concerts will be open to the public.
 

Nelson Fine Art Centre Society

Project: Boundary Lines: Ancestry, Edge
Community: Nelson
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Boundary Lines: Ancestry, Edge is an artistic residency program in Nelson that will bring together three professional artists in the creation of a multi-disciplinary performance piece. The project will coincide with the Our Way Home Reunion in Nelson in July 2006, and produce 21 shows in Nelson and 9 shows in the West Kootenay region. This will be the first multi-disciplinary project for the Nelson Fine Art Centre Society and its members.
 

Nelson and District Museum

Project: Writing on Water
Community: Nelson
Awarded: $2,380.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

The Nelson and District Museum will partner with the Sinixt Nation as host venue for Writing on Water, a four-part project to promote Sinixt culture to regional elementary school students. Activities will include storytelling with Sinixt Elders, singing and an art-making workshop. The project will provide curriculum-linked Aboriginal programming for elementary school students within a museum setting, and will cement a strategic relationship between the museum and the local Sinixt people, establishing a foundation for future collaborations.
 

Nelson Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society

Project: Freshly Squeezed: Multi-media Exhibition
Community: Nelson
Awarded: $3,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Design is Everywhere' is a multi-media exhibition produced through the collaborative efforts of Freshly Squeezed, a group of seventeen Nelson-based, internationally-practicing designers from various fields. This is the first design exhibition for the Museum, and part of the organization's commitment to introduce new and important contemporary ideas to the local community. The exhibition will focus on demystifying the world and process of design. Through interpretive modules the exhibition will invite viewers to participate in a fun, interactive and innovative environment.

www.nelsonmuseum.ca
 

Neworld Theatre

Project: PodPlays
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

Neworld Theatre in partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre will commission writers and sound designers to collaborate on the creation of five, 15- minute PodPlays. Designed for an outdoor theatre, PodPlays are an evolution of the traditional radio play. Audience members load a PodPlay onto portable media players and step outside to walk an assigned route where they have a singular story experience that includes narrative, music and interactions with performers along the route.
 

North Vancouver Community Arts Council

Project: Mountain Mardi Gras - The Trickster's Carnival!
Community: North Vancouver
Awarded: $17,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

In partnership with Public Dreams Society, the North Vancouver Arts Council will create a new multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural arts carnival at Cleveland Dam in February 2006. The carnival will invite professional and recreational artists, athletes and community members to participate in a site-specific event involving cutting edge performances.

www.northvanarts.com
 

North Vancouver Community Arts Council

Project: Mountain Mardi Gras
Community: North Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

North Vancouver Arts Council, in partnership with Public Dreams Society, will produce the 2nd annual Mountain Mardi Gras. Mountain Mardi Gras is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary arts event, in which a month-long series of workshops culminate in a one-day carnival at Cleveland Dam in February 2007. Artists, athletes and the community are invited to unite art and performance with environmental awareness and physical play in a celebration of the North Shore's unique culture.

www.northvanarts.com
 

Oceanside Community Arts Council

Project: Soundwaves Community Music Project
Community: Parksville
Awarded: $2,500.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

The Soundwaves Project transfers an award-winning, community-based world music youth program from Vancouver to Oceanside as five young musicians come together as a band to blend musical styles, develop original repertoire, perform at community events and teach marimba and hand drumming to children and youth at a summer youth camp in August 2010.

www.oceansideartscouncil.com
 

Okanagan School of the Arts

Project: Urban Renaissance
Community: Penticton
Awarded: $15,770.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

In partnership with the City of Penticton, the Downtown Penticton Association, the Penticton Academy of Music, and numerous local arts organizations, the OSA will undertake a summer-long celebration of creativity in downtown Penticton. From public art panels and collective art pieces to workshops and classes, the celebration's focus is on community involvement at all levels as a way to educate and engage audiences in a variety of artistic practices – music, dance, theatre and visual arts.

www.osarts.com
 

Old School House Arts Centre, The

Project: Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music
Community: Qualicum Beach
Awarded: $8,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Old School House Arts Centre Society will organize, direct and deliver the Qualicum Beach Harvest of Music, a five-day, multi-genre, eclectic event scheduled for the fall of 2006. The event will bring together the Oceanside Tourist Association, the Town of Qualicum Beach, artisans, residents and visitors in an effort to increase the range and scale of arts festivals in the region.

www.theoldschoolhouse.org
 

Only Animal Theatre Society, The

Project: NIX: 'Theatre of Ice' Experiments
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

The Only Animal Theatre Society will create a new play, NIX, that takes place in a theatre built of ice and snow. NIX expands the Only Animal's experimental practice by combining a snow/ice environment, fire, glass instruments/props, and original music. Funds from the Innovations program will go to the first phase of NIX development for a series of collaborative, cross-disciplinary experiments that will take place in Williams Lake.


 

Or Gallery Society

Project: Out of Office Reply
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Out of Office Reply is a satellite project that engages emerging artists in experimental art activities. Participating artists will bring contemporary art directly to the public by installing work on billboards, creating public sculptures, or producing walking tours. The project introduces new and experimental artistic practices to the Or Gallery Society, in particular making use of space outside the confines of the gallery.

www.orgallery.org
 

Orchid Ensemble

Project: Della's Different Trains
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $18,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Della's Different Trains will include collaborative presentations with the Orchid Ensemble, composer Ya-wen Wang and Lorita Leung Dance Association. The presentations will explore the lives of Chinese Canadians from early settlement to modern times. Stories collected from interviews and archives will explore themes of diaspora and cultural conflict through a program of music, dance, spoken word, theatre and media arts.

www.orchidensemble.com
 

Orchid Ensemble

Project: Ghost Project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Inspired by a shared curiosity about the afterlife, artists will explore the rituals and customs in different cultures through music, masks, dance, media arts, shadow puppets and scenographic installations. This collaboration between the Orchid Ensemble, musicians, actors, puppeteers, dancers and media artists, Vancouver Community College Choir and Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society will culminate in workshops, demonstrations and performances at the Roundhouse Community Centre in late October 2008.

www.orchidensemble.com
 

OUR Ecovillage - OUR Community Association

Project: The Art of Community by Design - Earthen Art Mural
Community: Shawnigan Lake
Awarded: $4,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Through a participatory design process and a collaborative creation process, a community-building art project will be undertaken at the gathering space of OUR Ecovillage. An earthen art sculpture will be designed and created by the Cowichan Valley community through an extensive participatory process, which is the first of its kind for the Association.

www.ourecovillage.org
 

Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School

Project: From Deer to Drum
Community: Penticton
Awarded: $6,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

From Deer to Drum is a project that will engage Penticton Indian Band members and other Okanagan Nation members in working collaboratively toward cultural revitalization. Community members of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in drum-making workshops, classes about traditional and contemporary hand-drum songs, and traditional dance workshops. The project will culminate in a spring festival that will celebrate cultural revitalization activities happening throughout the Okanagan Territory.
 

Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Project: PBO East Side Community Concerts
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $6,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

In partnership with St. James Anglican Church, PBO will create a concert series of baroque, classical and contemporary music, free of charge, for members of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside community. The project will allow the Downtown Eastside community to benefit from access to high-quality live music, while the PBO musicians will gain the opportunity to perform to diverse audiences, thereby increasing the technical and artistic quality of the orchestra.

www.pacificbaroqueorchestra.com
 

Pacific Cinematheque

Project: open i: A Digital Filmmaking Project by Youth with Disabilities
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $25,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

"open i" is an innovative digital filmmaking and media literacy program for youth with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 24. In partnership with the National Film Board, the project will help youth develop skills needed to realize their creative visions and tell their own stories in their own voices through the medium of digital video.


 

Pacific Cinémathèque Pacifique

Project: Landscapes for Every Screen
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

Landscapes for Every Screen will empower British Columbians of all ages and from diverse backgrounds to collaborate to discover and frame digital video interpretations of their landscapes and their worlds. Pacific Cinémathèque and its project partners will launch integrated media literacy and production workshops in urban and rural communities around the province. Participants will create video interpretations of their landscapes, which will be showcased at public screenings to encourage further dialogue on visual media and technology in communities and in educational and artistic forums in B.C. and beyond.


 

Pacific Rim Arts Society (PRAS)

Project: Launch of a West Coast Carving Festival - "Carving on the Edge"
Community: Ucluelet
Awarded: $5,200.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Carving on the Edge is a new West Coast carving festival that will celebrate both the traditional and contemporary West Coast carving arts and will explore canoe-building, architecture, chainsaw arts, traditional tools, retrospectives of renowned local artists, demonstrations, lectures, film, artistic exhibits, and studio tours. Each community of the region will be encouraged to celebrate its artisans, showcase the rich cultural history and acknowledge the importance and stature of B.C.'s traditional coastal arts in the world cultural community.

www.pacificrimarts.ca
 

Pangaea Arts Society

Project: The Gull: The Steveston Noh Project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $20,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

The Gull will be an original Canadian Noh play integrating traditional Japanese Noh Theatre into a modern theatrical experience. Exploring the experience of Japanese immigrants in Steveston, the project will provide Pangaea with international mentorship opportunities, allowing theatre musicians to travel from Japan to work and collaborate with Canadian artists.

www.pangaea-arts.com
 

Pangaea Arts Society

Project: The Life of Paper
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

The Life of Paper is a collaboration between performing artists from Western and Eastern traditions and origami master Joseph Wu. This innovative work will fuse the ancient art of folding paper with live theatrical performance including sets, props, costumes, masks and puppets made entirely out of paper. A free interactive origami exhibition will increase the visibility and credibility of origami as an art form, while school workshops will inspire teachers and students to use origami as a learning resource in subjects such as math, science and geometry.

www.pangaea-arts.com
 

Pender Harbour Music Society

Project: Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Community: Madeira Park
Awarded: $3,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Pender Harbour Music Society will establish the first annual Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival in August 2005. This builds on the Society's previous work running a concert series and an annual Jazz Festival and will introduce new programming to the area.

www.penderharbourmusic.ca
 

Pivot Legal

Project: Hope Shadows Artistic Initiative
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

In partnership with Geist magazine, Pivot Legal will create a publication featuring the work of 80 photographers and 80 writers from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The publication will document life in that community. In addition to the publication, the project will include cross-disciplinary aspects such as gallery exhibits and magazine and newsprint layouts. The goal is to give a voice to a community that has had little access to mainstream artistic endeavours.

www.pivotlegal.org
 

Poetry Gabriola Society

Project: Words and Music Concert Series 2010
Community: Gabriola Island
Awarded: $7,600.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Words and Music Concert Series 2010 is a professional concert series on Gabriola Island featuring performing artists with the intention of drawing new audiences locally and from Vancouver Island to a showcase of culturally diverse Canadian musicians who perform truly inspired, original work and who would not normally be seen in this rural location.

www.poetrygabriola.com
 

Powell River Regional Economic Development Society

Project: Expanding Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific
Community: Powell River
Awarded: $20,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The PRREDS, in partnership with the Powell River Academy of Music, proposes to develop the Powell River Summer Academy of the Arts. In particular for 2005, PRREDS hopes to develop the Opera Academy of the Pacific. The Summer Academy of the Arts will expand upon and create programs that foster the development of visual and performing arts for the region. The project will contribute to the increased cultural and artistic capacity of Powell River, and in particular allow the region to develop a truly unique school within the province.

www.soap-powellriver.ca
 

Prince George Potter's Guild

Project: Northern BC Clayfest
Community: Prince George
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Prince George Potter's Guild will host its first biennial Northern BC Clayfest in August 2006 to offer isolated northern BC clay artists an affordable opportunity to participate in advanced clay technique workshops featuring international clay artists. The project is an opportunity for clay artists from across northern BC to access training workshops, and to work with artists of a caliber not often available in their region.

www.pgpotters.ca
 

Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association (Two Rivers Gallery)

Project: Young at Art
Community: Prince George
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Young at Art is a series of four interactive art-making events to engage Prince George teenagers in creative activities. Black Light Night, Print Factory, Ink Ignition and the Canned Film Festival will provide them with a stimulating creative outlet while building young people's participation at Two Rivers Gallery.

www.tworiversartgallery.com
 

Prince Rupert Community Arts Council

Project: Fraser Street Public Art Project
Community: Prince Rupert
Awarded: $12,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Fraser Street Public Art Project is a community-based mural project that will pay tribute to the rich history and diversity of the Fraser Street neighbourhood in Prince Rupert. The project will take place on a 6,084 square foot back wall of Overwaitea Foods, and involves an extensive community process of participation in the design and creation.
 

Princeton Arts Council

Project: Community Mosaic Mural Project
Community: Princeton
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

The Community Mosaic Mural Project will be installed at Riverside Community Centre in commemoration of the town's 150th anniversary. The new work of art will be the flagship project for Princeton's Arts in Public Places program and will provide an intergenerational opportunity for community members to share in the creative process with "tile creation workshops."
 

Project X Theatre Productions Society

Project: Xfest
Community: Kamloops
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Project X Theatre is a dynamic new organization on the Kamloops theatre scene. Following several successful independent productions, Project X will capitalize on an identified gap in summer programming in the community and create a three-play, three-week theatre festival in 2006 in the heart of Kamloops at Riverside Park. The festival will mix Shakespeare with modern Canadian productions.

www.projectxtheatre.ca
 

Proximity Arts Society

Project: Creation and development of Antic, a site-specific performance installation
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $4,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Between November 2006 and December 2007, Proximity Lab will develop an innovative and experimental audience interaction interface. In collaboration with researcher Greg Corness, the Society will create Antic, a site-specific performance project that will use experimental technology and music to share stories with the public in an antique store environment. The focus is on collaborative development, combining a composition process with interactive performance.
 

Ptarmigan Music and Theatre Society

Project: Island Mosaic, A Children's History of the Outer Gulf Islands
Community: Pender Island
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

The Island Mosaic project is a collaborative arts project involving artists from the Gulf Islands, community arts and cultural groups, children from the Pender, Mayne, Saturna and Galiano Island schools, and home school students. Year one of this arts program will include storytelling, songwriting, dance, music, drama, film and the visual arts, and it will culminate in a multi-media performance based on narratives that form a picture of life on the Gulf Islands. The program is intended to give all of the participants a greater sense of their history and identity.
 

Ptarmigan Music and Theatre Society

Project: Island Mosaic, Year Two
Community: Pender Island
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2008

Now embarking on its second year, Island Mosaic is an arts outreach program that engages local artists, community groups and schools on Pender, Mayne, Galiano and Saturna islands. Through activities such as storytelling, song writing, dance, music, drama, film and the visual arts, the program integrates the history of the Gulf Islands into its activities with a view to providing participants with a greater sense of identity and connection to the region.
 

Puente Theatre Society

Project: Storytelling Our Lives on Four
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Puente Theatre Society is committed to creating theatrical experiences as a way to bridge cultural understanding. Storytelling Our Lives is a community-based play that gives shape to the real experiences of immigrant women. Puente will offer the play to seven cities in BC whose populations are served by immigrant service organizations, allowing the voices of women from diverse regions to become part of the play.

www.puentetheatre.ca
 

Purple Thistle Community Society

Project: Purple Thistle Exhibits and Workshops at the Interurban
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Purple Thistle is a youth-driven organization that focuses on innovative arts, cultural and educational projects. The project will draw together three of the organization's working groups – writing, art and photography – for two separate exhibitions at the Interurban Gallery. This is the first collaborative project between the working groups, and will provide an opportunity for the youth to work together to create a magazine that blends the three disciplines into one publication.


 

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Project: Club PuSh
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $13,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Club PuSh was launched in 2009 as a dynamic multi-disciplinary platform for cutting-edge artists. The "Club" features work that would not find its true audience in a more traditional venue. Programming is focused on trend-setting experimentation with ideas, text, narrative, projections and music. The work is salon-style—compact, portable and highly performative.

www.pushfestival.ca
 

Quesnel River Watershed Alliance

Project: Horsefly River Salmon Festival 2005
Community: Horsefly
Awarded: $2,300.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Quesnel River Watershed will incorporate a participatory arts and culture component in their Salmon Festival, an event held every four years to correspond with the Horsefly Sockeye run. The Alliance will work with the local school to create a public mural in celebration of the festival.
 

Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre

Project: Art in the Park - Trails of Quesnel Community Arts Project
Community: Quesnel
Awarded: $4,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Art in the Park is a family festival to be held in Quesnel's LeBourdais Park on August 13, 2005. Regional and local artists will engage with the public, showcasing their artwork and providing demonstrations of their artistic process. Trails of Quesnel is a project that will see local artisans collaborate with the public will create stepping stones that celebrate the histories of Quesnel – fishing, the Gold Rush, the railways, agriculture and more.
 

Realwheels Society

Project: Realwheels Theatre Project: Skydive
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Realwheels Society looks to cast persons with disabilities in plays that have no textual reference to physicality. Realwheels is interested in challenging the audience's perception of disabilities. Skydive is a new play that explores uncharted territory in theatre by incorporating aerial choreography for performers with physical disabilities, allowing the performers to float above the playing space as if gravity were not a constraint.

www.realwheels.ca
 

Realwheels Theatre Society

Project: The Realwheels Theatre Project: Skydive
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $12,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Realwheels Theatre will rehearse and present, at the 2007 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, a new cross-disciplinary live theatrical presentation that brings together the innovative gravity-defying ES Dance Instruments with the transformational text of Electric Company's Kevin Kerr. The project will act as catalyst for change in the public's perception of people with disabilities.

www.realwheels.ca
 

Realwheels Society

Project: Classical Project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

Realwheels, in partnership with Pound of Flesh Theatre, will engage the broad community of people with disabilities in the development of a high-calibre theatrical work known as the Classical Project. The project seeks to provide an accurate and respectful representation of people with disabilities through an artistic medium. Through artist-led workshops, participants will identify issues of classical and current interest, and will explore new theatrical languages through the lens of disability. The development phase of the project will conclude with the completion of the first full draft of the script. Realwheels hopes to mount a full-scale professional production in 2009.

www.realwheels.ca
 

Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society

Project: Our World
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $12,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Our World is a project that looks to empower Aboriginal youth in three communities across British Columbia – Canim Lake Band (100 Mile House), Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (Prince George) and Cowichan (Duncan). It's a partnership with the National Film Board, and will help Aboriginal youth conceive, plan, shoot, edit, and screen short animated films that speak about their world, their life, and their vision. In the process of learning a new craft, youth will channel their creativity into greater self-confidence, positive work ethics, and marketable skills.


 

Richmond Museum Society

Project: Musqueam First Nations School Resource Kit
Community: Richmond
Awarded: $4,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Richmond Museum, in partnership with the Musqueam Band and the Richmond School District, will develop an interactive resource kit for elementary schools on Musqueam history in Richmond. The resource will include a variety of primary source materials (books, pamphlets, audio-visual material, etc), as well as a teacher's manual connecting the kit to school curriculum. The content will encourage critical thinking as well as hands-on exploration and multi-disciplinary learning.
 

Royal & McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS), The

Project: The Victoria International Arts Symposium
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Society, in partnership with the City of Victoria, will host the Victoria International Arts symposium, which will bring together artists in a range of disciplines. The symposium will provide a forum for discussion on key issues related to the arts. It is intended to inspire, educate, increase public awareness and stimulate dialogue. The symposium will be held at the McPherson Playhouse and Royal Theatre, Victoria Conference Centre and other locations, from October 27–30, 2006. It be the first of its kind for Victoria, and is expected to lay the groundwork for future large-scale, collaborative projects.

www.rmts.bc.ca
 

Runaway Moon Theatre Arts Society

Project: Food for Thought
Community: Grindrod
Awarded: $7,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Runaway Moon Theatre Arts Society will create a community-based arts project that expands the range of existing activities for the organization. The project focuses on issues of food and consumption, with a particular interest in locally available, inexpensive and healthy food. Led by professional artists in different media, attendees from a wide demographic will work together to create artistic projects using food as a theme, while preparing and eating a healthy creation with the guidance of a local artist cook. Eight sessions will be held, each with a different artistic medium and a different basic food. The individual projects will be displayed at an ongoing, cumulative art show, community feast and harvest celebration. A low-cost catalogue/recipe book, illustrated with the artwork, will also be produced and distributed to participants.

www.runawaymoon.org
 

Runaway Moon Theatre Arts Society

Project: Food for Thought
Community: Grindrod
Awarded: $7,500.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

Food for Thought is in its second year of a two-year, community-based arts project celebrating the beauty and importance of seasonal, locally-grown food. Project elements include: eight visual art pieces and mini-feasts; four seasonal theatrical spectacles; a catalogue/book filled with artwork, recipes and food lore; and a final exhibition in the Enderby Community Health Centre. The project provides multiple opportunities for professional and amateur artists and citizens to engage in hands-on creation and presentation of community art projects.

www.runawaymoon.org
 

Runaway Moon Theatre Arts Society

Project: Reflection
Community: Grindrod
Awarded: $7,500.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Reflection is a multi-phase community arts project in Enderby and district using workshops in music, dance, ceramics and fabric design inspired by the theme of water, in all its forms. It will lead up to a performance of a community dance drama at the Kingfisher Environment Interpretive Centre on the shore of Shuswap River in July 2010.

www.runawaymoon.org
 

Salt Spring Jazz & Blues Society

Project: Salt Spring Jazz Fest 2007
Community: Salt Spring Island
Awarded: $6,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Salt Spring Jazz and Blues Society will expand their weekend jazz festival, featuring international and local artists, including student musicians from the community high school jazz program. The festival is intended to improve the appreciation of jazz and related music by expanding the number of concerts and related workshops locally available in the southern Gulf Islands.
 

Screaming Weenie Productions Society

Project: Fresh Sheets
Community: Salt Spring Island
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

Fresh Sheets is a new annual festival of original, queer-themed plays by emerging and established Canadian playwrights. In its first season, Fresh Sheets will select up to four plays from a nation-wide call for submissions. The works will be professionally work shopped and will receive a staged reading at the Pride in Art Festival in Vancouver during Pride Week 2009.
 

Sicamous Visual and Performing Arts Society

Project: Shakespeare in the Park
Community: Sicamous
Awarded: $6,652.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

The Society will produce A Midsummer Night's Dream in Centennial Park from July 14-17, 2005. The local community will be engaged in all aspects of the production and a particular effort will be made to include youth.
 

Sid Williams Theatre Society

Project: Star Spirit Series 2007
Community: Courtenay
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Star Spirit Series 2007 is a new series of public performance events featuring First Nations performers and artists. The series encourages the participation of organizations and audiences of native ancestry through outreach sessions involving local First Nations organizations with other community organizations. Different art forms will be showcased to develop cross-cultural awareness, and strong collaborative/creative networks. The sessions will conclude with a play, "Moonlodge" by Margo Kane, in January and a film festival and concert in spring 2007. In the long term, the Sid Williams Theatre would like the series to evolve into a festival showcasing art works, music, dance, theatre, stories and films by, and for, Western Canadian First Nations artists and communities.

www.sidwilliamstheatre.com
 

Sid Williams Theatre Society

Project: Star Spirit - Carving a Legacy
Community: Courtenay
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

The Star Spirit - Carving a Legacy project will invite residents of the Comox Valley to experience history in the making. The Sid Williams Theatre Society will launch its 2008 Star Spirit First Nations Performance Series with a week-long mask-carving residency. Over the course of a week, carver Charlie Johnson will be in residence in one of the theatre lobbies creating a symbolic mask carving that will tell the story of the friendship of the many cultures in the Comox Valley. The resulting work will be incorporated into a podium that will be used at future Star Spirit shows and other theatre and community events. The carving residency will be open to the public during the day. Two evenings of the residency week will be earmarked for community talking circle workshops involving guest elders and artists from Vancouver Island First Nations communities.

www.sidwilliamstheatre.com
 

Sid Williams Theatre Society

Project: Star Spirit Film Festival
Community: Courtenay
Awarded: $2,500.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

Star Spirit Film Festival is a First Nations Performance Series consisting of four to eight juried documentary films by First Nations filmmakers. The "kick-off" will feature a presentation by the Kumugwe Dancers from the K'omoks First Nation with introductory talks by filmmakers. During the festival a combined student/professional art exhibit will be hung in the theatre lobby. Events will also include community "talking circle" workshops for youth and adults on the festival theme and a "friendship" dance workshop at the end of the festival.

www.sidwilliamstheatre.com
 

Smithers Gallery Association

Project: Past, Present, Future: Artistic Renditions of the Bulkley Valley
Community: Smithers
Awarded: $7,150.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2008

The Smithers Art Gallery will engage five local artists to share their skills and talent with community members of all ages in the creation of 30-50 original art works. Using a variety of mediums, the works will use historic photographs of the Bulkley Valley as a starting point for the creation of a new body of contemporary artwork. The newly created works will be exhibited adjacent to their historic counterparts in public venues throughout the community in the spring of 2009.
 

South Cariboo Movement Arts Alliance (formerly the Co-operative Dance Group)

Project: Arts on the Move
Community: 100 Mile House
Awarded: $12,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Since its inception in 2001, the Movement Arts Alliance (formerly the Cooperative Dance Group) has brought dance and movement to the forefront in the South Cariboo, staging workshops and performances by local artists. Arts on the Move is part of the group's commitment to increase the artistic excellence in movement arts available in rural BC. Bringing together a series of touring performances that will bring a diverse range of new forms of artistic practices to the region, this initiative will expand both the organization's and the community's cultural capacity.


 

Spo7ez Cultural Centre and Community Society

Project: Squamish and Lil'wat Nation Traditional Weaving Exchange Program
Community: West Vancouver
Awarded: $12,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Squamish and Lil'wat Nations will develop an intercommunity exchange of weavers to revitalize traditional weaving styles. A team of artisans from the Squamish Nation will travel to Mount Currie to learn the traditional weaving style of the Lil'wat Nation and to create weavings which will be showcased at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.
 

Surrey Art Gallery/Surrey Arts Centre

Project: Youth New Media Gallery and Digital Photography Exhibition Project
Community: Surrey
Awarded: $13,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

This project involves the development of a youth new media gallery for the purposes of presenting new ideas, new artists and new media for new audiences. The gallery will be launched with an animated digital photography exhibit including work by 1,000 children, produced by a collaborative team of youth artists mentored by professional new media artists in residence. Partners include Kwantlen College, Surrey Art Teachers Association, the Surrey School Board, the Canadian Heritage Information Network and numerous local new media artists.

www.surrey.ca
 

Surrey Arts Centre

Project: Move It! Community Dance Project
Community: Surrey
Awarded: $5,500.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

In partnership with the Joe Ink Performance Society, the Surrey Arts Centre will present three weeks of Move It!, a community dance workshop free of the barriers of age, gender, ability or admission fees. Each week, 35 participants will learn, move and create an original dance piece with the help of experienced dance educators. Each group of participants will showcase their new work in the Studio Theatre to an audience of family and friends.

www.surrey.ca

Theatre BC / The British Columbia Drama Association

Project: ACToberfest - Provincial One-Act & Monologue Fringe Festival
Community: Nanaimo
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

As part of its 75th Anniversary season celebrations, Theatre BC is creating a new provincial theatre festival featuring one-act plays and monologues, presented by community theatre, and student and emerging professional actors and directors. The focus will be new works and Canadian scripts. The event will move around the province to a different host community each year, part of the mandate being to leave a lasting theatre legacy within each location.

www.theatrebc.org
 

Theatre BC / The British Columbia Drama Association

Project: Community Theatre Touring Series
Community: Nanaimo
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

The first Community Theatre Touring Series will invite theatre productions from around the province to perform at Nanaimo's newest small scale performing arts venue. Community theatre groups will have the opportunity to workshop their play with a theatre professional who will provide critiques and address areas for improvement. In addition, theatre groups will explore a framework they can use to extend the run of their shows.

www.theatrebc.org
 

Theatre For Living Society (Headlines Theatre)

Project: The Indo-Canadian Theatre Project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $12,500.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Working in partnership with the South Asian Family Association and other members of the Indo-Canadian community, Headlines Theatre will create a forum theatre production exploring the issue of violence in the Indo-Canadian community. The project will incorporate cross-disciplinary aspects by integrating a community television and web broadcast, including live interventions from the audience. Headlines Theatre hopes the production will act as a catalyst for exchange, dialogue and reconciliation within the community.

www.headlinestheatre.com
 

Theatre for Living Society (Headlines Theatre)

Project: METH - a province-wide addiction prevention project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Theatre for Living Society will partner with grassroots organizations across the province to bring its new community-based interactive forum theatre play, Meth, to 25 to 30 BC communities. The project includes a live interactive webcast and DVD. Meth will explore the root causes of addiction and feature a mixed native/non-native cast who has struggled with Meth addition.

www.headlinestheatre.com
 

Theatre SKAM Association

Project: My Memory's Not So Good
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $2,600.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

My Memory's Not So Good will see Theatre SKAM artists build relationships with the residents of two seniors care facilities to create a resource library of audio and video files. Archived content will form core source material and the live media components will be subsequently integrated into the finished play.

www.skam.ca
 

Theatre Terrific Society (TTS)

Project: Disabled Artist Theatrical Troupe
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Theatre Terrific will create a professional troupe of actors, which will include people with disabilities. The troupe will be selected in October, begining twice weekly rehearsals in November, and will create an original work to be performed in Vancouver in March. The goal is the formation of an integrated professional troupe dedicated to the art of theatre, and the expansion of the disability theatre genre.

www.theatreterrific.ca
 

Theatre Terrific Society (TTS)

Project: The Bread Project
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $9,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2009

The Bread Project is a community-building theatre project bringing together five diverse, distinct communities with developmental, physical, mental health, immigrant, native and gender issues. They will collaborate with a team of professional theatre artists in creating a theatre event celebrating the nurturing elements of the shared common "staff of life"... bread. The project will involve 20 diverse participants working for six weeks as a collaborative theatre ensemble.

www.theatreterrific.ca
 

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Project: Tsleil-Waututh Nation Cultural Arts Festival
Community: North Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Cultural Arts Festival will be a celebration of Coast Salish culture. The one-day festival will be held at Cates Park/Whey-ah-Whichen, a traditional village site, and looks to educate the public on the artistic contributions of Coast Salish people. The festival will include cultural dance and drum groups, a traditional food fair, a visual arts display, as well as a showcase of regional arts and crafts vendors.


 

Upintheair Theatre

Project: Walking Fish Festival: Evolution
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

Walking Fish Festival: Evolution is Vancouver's emerging artist theatre festival. Now entering its eighth year Upintheair is making a bold move to transform the festival to attract a broader funding base and is expanding the short-form theatre festival to include a series of professional one-act productions.

www.upintheairtheatre.com
 

Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry

Project: Building the Circle
Community: Courtenay
Awarded: $5,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Building the Circle focuses on building the artistic and cultural skills and expertise of people of Aboriginal ancestry who no longer live in their traditional territories. Participants will learn skills including beading, regalia making, drum making and drumming, and engage in activities including Pow-wows and other cultural events.
 

Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry

Project: Dancing with Spirit
Community: Courtenay
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Dancing with Spirit will build upon the knowledge learned in drum-making workshops held, and drum groups formed, last year. Continuing to build traditional skills and knowledge will enable off-reserve urban Aboriginal and Métis peoples to celebrate their heritage and more fully engage in cultural activities. Workshops will be offered in traditional elder and youth dancing, beading, cedar bark weaving and basketry, and regalia-making with buckskin. Participants will be able to showcase their achievements in a traditional dance festival that will be part of Comox Valley's July 1 celebrations.
 

urban ink production society

Project: From Where We Speak
Community: Galiano Island
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2007

From Where We Speak is a collaboration between artists, students and residents of the communities of Galiano and Kuper Islands. This collaboration will involve research and the creation and development of a new performance work. Over the next year, visiting artists, artist mentors, junior mentors and students will work in group clusters to create a multi-disciplinary work that explores themes of nature, culture, space and place. The project builds on urban ink's successful history of outreach and represents a new scale of community-based project development.

www.urbanink.ca

urban ink production society

Project: Squaw Hall (Williams Lake Community-Based Theatre Project)
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $5,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Squaw Hall is a community-based initiative between urban ink productions of Vancouver and Twin Fish Productions from Nelson to research the legacy of colonization in Williams Lake and the surrounding First Nations. The initiative will focus on stories of Squaw Hall, a dance hall during stampede days with a tragic history for Aboriginal women. The project will result in an installation, performance and a filmed documentary.

www.urbanink.ca

Vancouver Art Gallery

Project: Urbanization and the Politics of Space
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $6,800.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Urbanization and the Politics of Space is a collaboration between the Vancouver Art Gallery, King George Secondary School and the Pacific Cinematheque. It will give teens the powerful tools of poetry, film and sculpture to respond to issues of homelessness and the politics of space in their own West End community. The project will see youth design and create functional shelters for homeless people, and to document the process using video and still photography.

www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
 

Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch)

Project: IGNITE! Youth Intensive Program
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $7,000.00
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2008

The IGNITE! Intensive program is a professional mentorship program for young people interested in developing their craft through workshops and performance opportunities. Mentors for the 2009 program will include professional artists from Vancouver's song writing, dance and spoken word communities. The program will culminate in performances at the Cultch's new VanCity Culture Lab during the annual Youth Week Festival. Upon completion of the IGNITE! program, the youth will have the opportunity to share their new skills and mentor younger children through a partnership with the Vancouver International Children's Festival.
 

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society

Project: 33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $15,000.00
Program sub-category: Activity at Risk
Application Year: 2009

The 33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival will take place in mid-July 2010 at Jericho Beach Park. On eight stages, the programming will celebrate and explore "folk" from many cultures with over 60 diverse artists from the city, across Canada and around the world.


 

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Project: The Emperor of Atlantis
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2008

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) will partner with City Opera Vancouver to present the British Columbia premiere of The Emperor of Atlantis, a chamber opera by composer Viktor Ullman and librettist Petr Kien written during World War II at Theresienstadt, a Nazi transit camp. The opera will represent City Opera's first fully staged professional production. Performances will take place at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver's Jewish Cultural Centre. In connection with the performances, the VHEC will deliver a series of presentations to schools, community and church groups on the historical and contemporary significance of the opera.
 

Vancouver Island Consortium of Indigenous Arts Society (VICIA)

Project: Kwak'wala Tales
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $25,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Kwak'wala Tales is a partnership project between three Aboriginal arts/culture organizations and ten artists. The intent of the project is to create a multi-disciplinary collaboration among Kwakwaka'wakw artists and fluent speakers of the Kwakwaka'wakw language to create new artistic works based on the traditional tales and legends of the Kwakwaka'wakw.
 

Vancouver Summer Festival Society

Project: Festival Vancouver at Whistler
Community: Whistler
Awarded: $12,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Festival Vancouver at Whistler is a new, public music festival featuring concerts of classical music, world music and jazz by professional artists in Whistler. In collaboration with the Whistler Arts Council, the festival will extend the programming scope of Festival Vancouver, while introducing a new and unique summer festival to Whistler.


 

Vancouver Symphony Society

Project: VSO Connects
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $12,200.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

VSO Connects is a pilot program created to deepen the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's relationship with students, and the students' relationship with the performaing arts, in each of the six major school districts in the Lower Mainland. The VSO's Education Advisory Committee has developed this new in-school program in consultation with public school educators from the Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam and West Vancouver districts.

www.vancouversymphony.ca
 

Vernon Public Art Gallery

Project: Rumours of a House
Community: Vernon
Awarded: $9,300.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2005

Rumours of a House will be an outdoor multi-media, multi-disciplinary theatrical event about the history, stories and folklore surrounding the Caetani House – a well known local heritage site. Audiences will encounter 1½ acres of sets, illustrating stories taken from the Vernon Museum and Public Art Gallery records. By engaging the community through theatre, the gallery hopes to broaden understanding and appreciation of local history.


 

Vernon Public Art Gallery

Project: Riot on the Roof
Community: Vernon
Awarded: $4,000.00
Program sub-category: New Activity
Application Year: 2009

Riot on the Roof is an alternative art-focused event taking place on the top floors and roof of the Parkade located in downtown Vernon. This public event showcases musicians, video projections, spoken word artists, performance/installation art and visual art with an aim to expand the audience of the Vernon Public Art Gallery while providing a venue for emerging and alternative art forms.

www.vernonpublicartgallery.com
 

Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival

Project: JumpCuts: A Festival for Young Filmmakers
Community: Victoria
Awarded: $8,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival will present their second festival for young filmmakers – JumpCuts. JumpCuts is a two-day event for youth to expand their understanding of and participation in media arts. The second festival builds on the success of the first, held in 2005.

www.vifvf.com
 

Virtual Stage Arts Society, The

Project: Spank!
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,800.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

Virtual Stage Arts Society will research and develop a new play entitled Spank!, in which computer-generated, three-dimensional moving scenography will be integrated with a choreographed aerial performance. The play will make use of an innovative new harness rigging design.

www.thevirtualstage.org
 

Western Theatre Conspiracy Arts Society

Project: Club PuSh
Community: Vancouver
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Ventures
Application Year: 2007

Western Theatre Conspiracy, in collaboration with the PuSh Festival, will curate and coordinate Club PuSh: nightly presentations of dynamic cross-disciplinary works at Performance Works during the 2009 PuSh Festival. Cabaret in style, the presentations will showcase a diverse range of artists engaging in experimental, raw, genre-bending programming that will draw both seasoned festival-goers and new audiences to this eclectic and energized social hub of the PuSh Festival.

www.conspiracy.ca

Whistle Stop Gallery Society

Project: Whistle Stop Community Wall Mural Project
Community: McBride
Awarded: $4,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

The Whistle Stop Gallery Society in cooperation with the community of McBride is sponsoring a community art mural project. Focusing on the diverse heritage of McBride, this inclusive project will provide a transformative cultural and educational experience for all ages and abilities. Participants will research the history of McBride before designing and painting murals based on the community's heritage.


 

Whistler Film Festival Society

Project: Whistler Stories
Community: Whistler
Awarded: $6,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Whistler Stories is the second year of a project supporting the creation of short-films based on stories from Whistler and the surrounding areas. Building on the success of 2005, the project will continue through 2010. Filmmakers will work with the festival's director of programming, and the films will be premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in 2007.

www.whistlerfilmfestival.com
 

Whistler Theatre Project

Project: Whistler Theatre Project Summer Arts Festival
Community: Whistler
Awarded: $25,000.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2005

Whistler Theatre Project will establish an annual Summer Theatre Festival in the Resort Municipality of Whislter. The inaugural, five-week production commences in August 2006, and will be presented under the canopy of an open-backed tent on Blackcomb Mountain. The festival is also designed to provide a theatre training program for youth and emerging artists.


 

Wishbone Productions

Project: "Robson Valley Anthology," a collective theatre creation
Community: Dunster
Awarded: $5,500.00
Program sub-category: Community Initiatives
Application Year: 2006

Wishbone Productions will work with members of the Robson Valley community to write, develop and produce a collective theatre play inspired by characters and events from local Robson Valley history. The play will be performed at the new theatre in Valemount in September 2007.
 

Wishbone Productions

Project: The Small Town Project
Community: Dunster
Awarded: $8,500
Program sub-category: Engaging Communities
Application Year: 2008

For the second time, Wishbone Theatre's professional artists will work with an ensemble of local actors and volunteers in the Robson Valley to develop, create and produce a musical theatre production entitled The Small Town Project. Community members from Valemount, Tete Jaune Cache, Dunster and McBride will participate in all aspects of the production. The play will be presented at theatres in Valemount and McBride.
 

Writing on the Ridge

Project: Muskwa-Kechika Artist Exploration Camp 2006
Community: Rolla
Awarded: $6,250.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

The project will take the form of an artist camp in the remote region of Muskwa-Kechika to raise awareness of one of the great wilderness areas on the planet, and to provide 10 artists working in a variety of disciplines to create a collaborative work from their experiences in the camp. The results will be exhibited at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery in Spring 2007.
 

Young People's Opera Society of BC

Project: The King Who Wouldn't Sing
Community: Delta
Awarded: $10,000.00
Program sub-category: Creative Explorations
Application Year: 2006

The Young People's Opera Society of BC will premier the children's opera "The King Who Wouldn't Sing" at the Surrey Arts Centre in 2007. Forty professional and amateur performers - adults and kids - as well as numerous volunteers, will introduce opera to new audiences in Surrey, and foster innovative new collaborations within the community and beyond.