Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV)

Organization Type: Arts, Culture & Heritage
Address: #440-111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4
Contact: Valerie Smaller, Board President
Phone: 604-682-0010

Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) was the first arts council in North America and will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2021. Since 1946, CACV has been a contributor to shaping the cultural life of Vancouver through development of the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse Theatre, City of Vancouver Archives, UBC School of Music, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver International Film Festival, The Opheum and others. CACV is an independent non-profit charitable organization, unaffiliated with any government department.
Our vision is of a socially-engaged, inclusive, and vibrant city alive with community arts. Our mission is to further the development of community arts throughout Vancouver.
Community arts is made by, with, for, and because of people sharing a sense of community, with the support of professional artists. Please consider joining the CACV Board and help us expand the community arts in Vancouver.
CACV programs address social exclusion and accessibility of creative opportunities, Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships, and sustainability in the arts sector including Reframing Relations, Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, Community Arts Network – GATHER, and Artist in Residence partnering with John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland.
CACV completed a new 3-year strategic plan in 2019, including a comprehensive capacity enhancement plan.

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