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The Artist Annex in False Creek Flats

False Creek Flats planning workshop: a thriving cultural district – arts, culture, and the role of inner-city industrial

This is the fifth in a series of six introductory workshops designed to help frame the conversations in the False Creek Flats planning process. These workshops will help identify the big questions that we need to address for a successful plan, as well as begin to brainstorm potential solutions to the challenges and opportunities in the area.

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Date and time

June 22 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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National Works Yard, 701 National Avenue



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Workshop theme

Nearly one in five businesses in the False Creek Flats identify as being a part of the arts and cultural sector of our economy.

Already home to hundreds of artist ranging in scale from painting and photography to large-scale set design and public art creation, the Flats is alive with creativity and the back-of house spine of the city's cultural economy.

Arts production, theatre, dance, opera, new media, set production, festivals, film, design, exhibitions, galleries, special events – are all happening here.

Vancouver's arts and cultural community depends heavily on the support services and production spaces housed in the in the Flats.

Art and culture helps our citizens to develop, learn, and participate in the life of the city. It attracts business, workers and tourists and boosts the local and regional economy.

A key question for consideration during the planning process is how could this plan help to ensure that arts and cultural production can continue to thrive in the Flats, while looking for new opportunities to further strengthen cultural production in the area?

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