Vancouver, BC - Emerge Festival
the new name for the annual celebration of Downtown Eastside (DTES) Small Arts Grants Recipients announces its 9th edition, taking place June 5-9, 2019 at BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre
, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
, and Vancouver Public Library: nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch
45 artists from the DTES will reveal their new work during a five day celebration of emerging, local creators. The Group Art Exhibition, Screenings, Songs, and Spoken Words, and Writers Read events bring together visual artists, musicians, singers, filmmakers and performance artists whose creative practice is connected to life in the DTES. Surprising, delightful and thought-provoking experiences are in store for visitors to this year’s events.“Partnering with Vancouver Foundation on the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grant Program is not only exciting but so rewarding to the community as a whole.”
says Sharon Belli, Director of Carnegie Community Centre. “The DTES Small Arts Grant Program makes considerable and necessary contributions to positive change in the lives of so many artists and their community. It is an important part of building capacity, sustaining and growing our arts and cultural sector in the DTES. I love this program as it directly invests in people, creativity and the arts. At the Carnegie Community Centre, we believe the arts play an essential role in our everyday lives, our cultural identity and our economy - they inspire, challenge and educate us. As part of the DTES arts and cultural sector, the Carnegie Centre is pleased to support and showcase the many multi-talented neighborhood artists that have received small arts grants.” “At Vancouver Foundation, our vision is to build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across B.C. and the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grant Program enables us to do that by helping to address inequity in the arts,”
says Kevin McCort, President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation. “We’re proud to partner with the Carnegie Community Centre to provide small grants to emerging artists in the downtown eastside that help build their capacity by advancing their practice and increasing the visibility of their artwork. The Emerge Festival is an exciting opportunity to showcase and celebrate the vibrant arts and cultural sector of the DTES with the community that inspires it. Congratulations to all the artists featured in this year’s Festival! We look forward to seeing what’s in store this year.”
The DTES Small Arts Grants Emerge Festival is proud to partner with co-presenters to share this work with Vancouver. In 2019, Emerge Festival is honoured to collaborate with SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs & Partnerships, Vancouver Public Library : nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch, and BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre. EventsWriters Read
Wednesday, June 5 2019 6:30pm I Vancouver Public Library: nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch Library
This evening features writers sharing new work in genres ranging from fiction to nonfiction to poetry. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in experiencing how words can inspire joy, empathy, reflection and insight in our ever hastening lives.Screenings, Songs, and Spoken Words
Thursday June 6 2019 8:00pm I SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
A multidisciplinary evening of world premieres! Filmmakers, Musicians, Singers, and Storytellers share their new work in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Group Art Exhibition Opening
Friday, June 7 2019 6:00pm I BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre - Studio LG 061
Join us for a casual evening of art and conversation. Artists from Emerge Festival will be on hand at the gallery to talk about their work. As guests informally move through the gallery, Artists will share information about their process and their work.
Plastic Fantastic Art Workshop
Saturday June 8 2019 2:00pm I BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre - Studio LG 061
Join us for an afternoon of art creation and appreciation! All ages welcome and encouraged to attend.
Centering low barrier yet deeply transformative art creation and inviting in playfulness and cultural exchange, Cambium Arts and Education
members Amal Rana and Erv Newcombe create a welcoming environment to nurture the creative impulse in diverse communities. Emerge Festival is thrilled to provide a hugely popular Plastic Fantastic art making session. Together we'll make beautiful art creations from upcycled plastic, tapping into our creativity while helping the planet!
Chinese Language (Mandarin/Cantonese) and English Exhibition Tour
Sunday June 9 2019 1:00pm I BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre - Studio LG 061
We are pleased to offer an afternoon of art appreciation in Chinese Language (Mandarin/Cantonese) and English. Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters will be on hand from 1:00pm-5:00pm at to translate content from the show. Exhibiting artists will also be there to share about their work and process.
Free! Register your attendance at any of the events on our Facebook Page @dtessagMore Information
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 604.665.2213. For more information on the DTES Small Arts Grants Program please visit us online at vancouverfoundationsmallarts.ca.About Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival, the annual celebration of DTES Small Arts Grants recipients represents an exciting initiative, first undertaken by Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre nine years ago. The 2019 Group Art Exhibition, Performances, Readings, and Cultural Sharing highlight the work of a few talented artists who have their creative practice rooted in the Downtown Eastside [DTES]. This annual event is an opportunity to shine a light on DTES artists, their practices, and ideas. The DTES Small Arts Grants Program is built on the unwavering belief that DTES Artists have a commitment to their craft that is sustained across their work, and that effort deserves support.About Carnegie Community Centre
Carnegie Community Centre — often referred to as the living room of the Downtown Eastside — provides social, educational, cultural and recreational activities on-site, at nearby Oppenheimer Park and through an outreach team. The programs serve low income adults with the goal of nurturing mind, body, and spirit in a safe and welcoming environment.About Vancouver Foundation
As Canada’s largest community foundation, Vancouver Foundation is dedicated to creating healthy, vibrant and livable communities across BC. Since 1943, our donors have created 1,800 endowment funds and together we have distributed more than $1 billion to charities. From arts and culture to the environment, health and social development, education, medical research and more, we exist to make meaningful and lasting improvements to communities in BC.Listing Information: Emerge FestivalWriters Read: Wednesday, June 5 2019 6:30pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch Library
730 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R5
Screenings, Songs, & Spoken Words: Thursday, June 6 2019 8:00pm
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Group Art Exhibition: Opening June 7 2019 6:00pm
Location: BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre 268 Keefer Street – LG 061, Vancouver BC V6A 1X5Group Art Exhibition: June 8-June 9 2019
Gallery Hours, 12 - 5 pm
Location: BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre 268 Keefer Street – LG 061, Vancouver BC V6A 1X5Group Art Exhibition: Plastic Fantastic Interactive Art Workshop
Saturday June 8 2019 2:00pm
Location: BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre 268 Keefer Street – LG 061, Vancouver BC V6A 1X5Group Art Exhibition: Chinese Language (Mandarin/Cantonese) & English Exhibition Tour
Sunday June 9 2019 1:00pm
Location: BC Artscape Sun Wah Centre 268 Keefer Street – LG 061, Vancouver BC V6A 1X5
Ticket Prices: Free!
Beverly Walker | Carnegie Community Centre
Coordinator, Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Program
604-665-2213 | email@example.com
Jenny Lee-Leugner | Vancouver Foundation
Communications, Grants & Community Initiatives
778.986.2697 | Jenny.Lee-Leugner@vancouverfoundation.ca