artsScene Vancouver

What is artsScene Vancouver?

artsScene is a national initiative of Business for the Arts, engaging the next generation of business leaders who support the arts.  Through behind-the-scenes events and parties, volunteer opportunities, and special forums with business and arts leaders, artsScene aims to connect young business leaders with the arts to help strengthen the artistic communities in their cities.  artsScene chapters exist in eight cities across Canada: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and launching in Vancouver in April, 2011!

What we believe

artsScene has come to Vancouver to mobilize young business and creative professionals to play an active role in the growth of the arts, culture and creative industries in our city.  The importance we see in young business involvement in arts and culture can be summed up as follows:

  • Creative, cross-disciplinary collaboration between business and the arts yield powerful results.
  • Strong creative and artistic communities are linked to innovative and prosperous communities as a whole.
  • There is strength in numbers, and a strong community of young business leaders who support the arts will create a contagious energy that will help invigorate arts and culture in our city.

What we do

artsScene Vancouver Launch: I heart art!

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Plus other events to come…

Behind the Scenes: Exclusive opportunities for artsScene members to discover the arts together and engage with artists before and after performances.

boardLink: Exciting speed-networking events that introduce young professionals to local arts and culture boards.

artsScene Parties: Because culture is stimulating and unpredictable, as any good party should be, we mix performance and visual arts, participants and spectators, in unique nights out on the town.

Special Forums: Interactive forums that connect CEOs, arts- and community-leaders, and young professionals in small groups to explore issues and opportunities facing our creative communities, with the intent to infuse organizations with fresh energy and to identify roles for newcomers to play in shaping our cultural landscape.

What you can do

Sign up for our mailing list: If you’re interested in attending events, volunteering in the arts, supporting our programs, or donating resources, please sign up for our mailing list to receive the latest updates and event news. Click here to sign up for artsScene!

artsScene Vancouver is…
Laura Silvester, Co-Chair
Conor Topley, Co-Chair
Julia Liu, Finance and Admin
Danielle Fecko, Arts Partnership Director
Gavin Dew, Network Partnership Director
Mary Pullen, Corporate Partnership Director
Hanna Cho, Online & Social Media
Daryl Faulkner, Public Relations
Safeena Dhalla, Marketing & Promotions
Peter Diemer, Advisor
Judith Myers, Advisor
John Stroppa, Advisor
Emma Lee, Member at Large

Contact us: artsscenevancouver@businessforthearts.org