What Does Cultural Sustainability Look Like In Our Rapidly Changing City?

We live in a beautiful city with deep history that bubbles with creativity, innovation and is in constant flux. For those of us who call this home, we are aware that we live in a hotbed for real estate development. This panel will showcase and connect with different cultural organizers whose work is helping to preserve, enhance, and cultivate spaces, organizations and histories which contribute to our collective identity. 

With a population of over 647,000 people, we have the highest number of artists per capita in Canada and it is important to learn from others' experiences designing, facilitating and protecting cultural traditions, spaces, events, and the people behind them -- and speak to the future of cultural life in our city. 


VMF is excited to use our 2017 speaker panel to highlight the experiences, perspectives, and challenges of 5 incredible cultural organizers in Vancouver. 

Host: Jocelyn MacDougall

Panelists: Dallanah Bowen - DTES Centre for The Arts
Nancy Lee - Current: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium
Eric Fredericksen - Public Art Manager at City of Vancouver
Joleen Mitton - All My Relations / Indigenous Fashion Week
Dolly Hopkins - Public Dreams Society

Keynote Listeners:
Jenniffer Sheel - Manager of Street Activations & VIVA Vancouver
David Vertesi - Vancouver Mural Festival
Jeska Slater - Young Artist Warriors

Presented by the Georgia Straight
August 9th, 2017
Heritage Hall (3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7)
Doors @ 7pm, Talk @ 730pm
Tickets: FREE (Donations welcome)

Vancouver B.C. - Unceded Coast Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh people! 

David Vertesi