presenting "Roots of Change"

Art for Impact celebrated its 10th event (and 5th year) with a festive occasion at the sleek CBC Studio Theatre in downtown Vancouver. We couldn't think of a better way to honour this milestone than to dedicate the show to the very theme of art for social change itself- so we asked artists to delve into this idea in their work, of how art can truly feed positive change in the world.

Photos available below were taken by our super-awesome photographer of the evening: Yvonne Chew

more about Roots of Change

Leading up to the show, we hosted our inaugural Art of Change" workshop where we invited participating artists from Roots of Change, as well as the broader arts community to engage in a dialogue about art for social change, and start putting these ideas into action. This pilot project was an excellent step for us towards cultivating a deeper culture of art for social change in our community.

Roots of Change saw an array of high-calibre artists present their work, each bringing their own unique voice to the show and riffing off of our theme in a variety of ways. We were also pleased to feature a free outdoor performance on the CBC outdoor stage, showcasing the talents of The Sidewalk Cellist and the new electronic music group Her X and the Wildman (who were also joined by dancer Jay Hirabayashi of Kokoro Dance).

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at Roots of Change- we look forward to where the next half decade will take us!

the beneficiary

The !mpact Project- specifically our workshops program
In celebration of our 10th event, all proceeds from the show went to Art for Impact's very own "!mpact Program", a new initiative through which we can promote the idea of art for social change to artists and communities, and actively encourage and foster connections. This includes expanding our workshop programming with artists, outreach activities in diverse communities, and seeking out new and exciting opportunities to connect artists and communities and causes.

the artists

the volunteer team

Special thanks to everyone who made this event, and AFI itself, possible- there are a lot of you. We'd also like to acknowledge the generosity of our dedicated volunteers for this event-

our awesome supporters

As per usual, a huge thanks goes to the supporters of our endeavours: