Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers the day before the conference for a walking tour of Vancouver's art scene:
The tour will touch on aspects of the themes of the conference and provide conference participants a look into how arts organizations connect arts to the context of Vancouver. Inside perspectives will be offered by directors and curators on the themes of organizational history, mandates, and programming as well as the challenges and successes of running organizations within the dynamic set of pressures of contemporary Vancouver. The tour will be focused in The Flats, Chinatown and Main Street areas, which are the city's arts communities both old and newly developing. Comfortable walking footwear is recommended.
A selection of Vancouver's Artist-Run Centers - the cornerstone of Vancouver's art scene and diverse in its mandates and programming.
The Vancouver Mural Festival - a recent initiative producing over 100 street murals and an annual free street festival. VMF is mandated to provide a platform for Vancouver's diverse art scene to contribute to the city's cultural legacy and their accomplishment is unique in Vancouver.
Public art mandated by the City of Vancouver's Public Art Program, which has over its life of 25+ years produced a major visible public art collection.