Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver

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Celebrate, learn about, and map the future for our cultural spaces

Artist-run centres, performing arts venues, creation and production studios, indie music sites, outdoor plazas, art galleries and museums, and workspaces for creative industries — these are spaces that bring culture to life!  

Cultural spaces are vital to communities and neighbourhoods, and are essential for thriving economic and social well-being. But they can become vulnerable in surging real estate markets.

Join artists, architects, art and cultural organizations, and business and community leaders in a series of workshops and events on creative space in Vancouver. Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver is part celebration, part learning and part crafting a new roadmap for the sustainable creation and operation of cultural spaces in our city.

Space is limited — register today!

Register now to secure your spot at Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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Program of events

Creative Space Developers

Wednesday, June 12, 8:00am-10:00am

Are you an organization who creates, or is trying to create, cultural space for others? Attend this breakfast meeting to network and learn from Canada's leading cultural space developer, Artscape. By invitation only.

Workshop #1: Explorations in Creative SpaceMaking

Wednesday, June 12, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Hands-on and interactive, this half-day introductory workshop will appeal to artists, arts and cultural organizations and businesses, and emerging leaders in the cultural space discussion.

Early bird: $25.00 Regular: $35.00
Additional sales fee applies. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Cultural Celebration: Powered by PechaKucha

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Fun, inspiring, and unexpected. 10 speakers: 20 slides each, 20 seconds per slide. This event will appeal to Creative SpaceMaking workshop participants and to anyone interested in creative and cultural space in Vancouver.

Registration: $10.00
Additional sales fee applies. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Workshop #2: Partners in Creative SpaceMaking

Thursday, June 13, 8:30am-5:30pm

Full-day workshop for artists, architects, developers, arts and cultural organizations, businesses, social-purpose real-estate professionals, and others who want to dig deep into the cultural space challenge, learn, and be a part of an action plan going forward.

Early bird: $45.00 Regular: $55.00
Additional sales fee applies. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Registration details

Early bird registration closes: Friday, May 24, 2013
Regular registration closes: Friday, June 7, 2013

Registration is restricted to two representatives per organization, to reach the broadest possible audience. Each participant must register individually.

Preference for Vancouver-based organizations and individuals.

  • Want to come, but not from Vancouver?
  • Is the event full, and you want to be waitlisted?
  • Can't make it anymore, and want to give up your spot?

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