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Arts and culture

Vancouver Park Board Arts, Culture, and Environment

Go out and explore arts and culture in Vancouver. 

Our city is alive with creativity. We have amazing: music, dance, new media, theatre, festivals, film, design, exhibitions, galleries, museums, and special events.

With arts and culture being of such importance to our city's livability, we have developed our Culture Plan with the core vision to:

  • Develop, enliven, enhance, and promote arts, culture, and cultural diversity in Vancouver
  • Benefit you, the creative community, cultural entrepreneurs, the business sector, and visitors

Theatres and performance spaces

Get to know Vancouver's cultural and performance spaces: The Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, and more.

Art and cultural activities

Find art and cultural activities, including classes in dance, crafts, visual arts, writing, photography, woodworking, pottery, and more.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts and culture.

Public art

Explore and find out how the City and Park Board support public art by emerging and established artists in Vancouver.

Environmental art

Learn about how the Park Board, in collaboration with community groups, offers programs in environmental art.

Culture Plan 2008-2018

Our Culture Plan vision is to develop, enliven, enhance, and promote arts, culture, and cultural diversity in Vancouver.

Moss Graffiti, a project of the Moberly Park field house artists, The Something Collective

Artist spaces and residencies

Find out how the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board support artists through grants, subsidies, and residencies for artist studios, as well as working to create more artist spaces in field houses and at community centres.

Raven of the Railway

Opportunities for artists

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, available studio space, juried shows and exhibitions, and more.

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