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1975-2055: ART AND COMMUNITY for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 3 2015

November 3, 2015

Panel Discussion
Tuesday November 3, 7pm – 9pm
UNIT/PITT Projects, 236 E. Pender

Representatives of five community-driven arts organizations in the Downtown Eastside present their perspectives on the last and the next forty years and ask: looking at the past, what kind of future do we want to build? What would a future that takes into account cultural diversity, community history, and social and environmental justice look like? What is the role of the arts and of community in building this future?

Panelists: Michael Clague (Community Arts Council of Vancouver), Andrea Creamer (SFU’s Office of Community Engagement), Keith Higgins (UNIT/PITT Projects), Terry Hunter (Vancouver Moving Theatre/Heart of the City Festival) and Cecily Nicholson (Gallery Gachet). Moderator: Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte (UNIT/PITT Projects).

An open invitation to discuss the history of arts and community; present a reflection on the challenges that are faced by community arts organizations in the Downtown Eastside; and elaborate a framework to sustain the communities and practices driving these organizations. Co-presented by UNIT/PITT Projects (part of 2055 public programs) and the Heart of the City Festival.

This event was on  Day 7 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside



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On page 29 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

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