the art of the workshop

Are you an artist or art enthusiast who would like to dive deeper into art for social change?

Art for Impact recognizes the need to provide artists with the opportunity to connect their practise with issues and causes they care about. Thus, in 2013, our workshop program was born! Still in its emerging stages, the goal of the workshops is to continue to nurture and expand our community's capacity for socially-minded artistic practise.

If you are an artist or aspiring artist interested in this kind of work, please check this page regularly or connect with us to hear about upcoming art for social change workshops.

Upcoming workshop:

None at this time.

Past workshops:

September 2015 at the Magpie’s Nest Community Art Society — Stellar local artists met with Sarah Peacock and the Art for Impact team to explore the theme of 'communities of isolation'. Sarah started us off with a brief presentation which lead into a lively extended discussion on the topic, finishing off with some brief performances by the attendees.

June 2014 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre — A number of awesome artists joined the Art for Impact team, along with special guests Gail Lotenberg and Rebecca Geddes for an afternoon exploring the theme of "isolation vs. community in Vancouver". The workshop included brainstorming, collective dialogue and collaborative art making.

November 2013 at the Tian Jin Temple — This is an opportunity to explore art for social change through issues surrounding censorship. What does art, activism and, government censorship of science have in common? Come find out! We are very excited to have keynote speaker Pamela Zevit from Evidence for Democracy, facilitate this powerful conversation. Food was served. Fun was had.

April 2013 at Bon Chaz Cafe — Our first-ever artist workshop exploring art for social change! Featuring keynote speaker, practising artist for social change Laura Barron, brainstorming and dialogue, collaborative artmaking, networking and more!