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Arts and cultural activities in Vancouver

Art and cultural activities

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

Monument for East Vancouver (2010), by Ken Lum; The Birds (2010), by Myfanwy Macleod

Public art

Find out how the City and Park Board support excellence in public art of many kinds, by emerging and established artists, in new and traditional media, and through award-winning commissions and artist collaborations.

Environmental art is created with natural materials, is designed to be non-destructive and/or ecologically beneficial, and is often site specific.

Environmental art

The Vancouver Park Board, in collaboration with community groups, offers programs in environmental art. Environmental art is created with natural materials, designed to be non-destructive and ecologically beneficial, and specific to its site.

Arts and cultural centres in Vancouver

Art and cultural centres

Participate in the arts and express your creativity at the Park Board's art and cultural centres: Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, Britannia Community Centre, Roundhouse Community Centre, and Jericho Arts Centre.

Cultural and performance spaces in Vancouver

Theatres and performance spaces

Find information on Vancouver's cultural and performance spaces — The Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, and more.

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.

Grants, funding, and award in Vancouver

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Vancouver's Cultural Plan 2008-2018

Culture Plan 2008-2018

Vancouver's Culture Plan vision is to develop, enliven, enhance, and promote arts, culture, and cultural diversity in our city in ways that benefit our citizens, creative community, businesses, and visitors.

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Annual Report: Arts, Culture & Environment Team

Explore what the Arts, Culture & Environment Team did in 2013 to support:

  • Healthy individuals
  • Caring communities
  • A thriving arts and culture sector
  • Enhanced natural environments
Read the 2013 Annual Report (13 MB)

Integral to everyday life

Download the Vancouver Park Board Arts Policy

Read our mandate, vision, values, and policy statements around the arts.

Vancouver Park Board
Arts Policy

Last modified: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:55:35

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