British Columbia - Art and culture

Activist and poet Bud Osborn has passed away. Bud was a founding member of Vancouver Area Network of Drugs Users (VANDU), a group of users and former users who work to improve the lives of people who...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Organizing, British Columbia
Last week PovNet launched our new PovNet Timeline: A Selective History of Poverty, Anti-poverty Organizing and Technology in BC at the Provincial Training Conference for Legal Advocates and the PLAIN...
Keywords: Art and Culture, British Columbia
The Healthy Aboriginal Network creates posters, multimedia and comic books on health and social issues for and with indigenous youth. Check out their YouTube channel to see how they focus group-test...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Children and Youth, health, Indigenous, indigenous, literacy, native youth, wellness, British Columbia
A Vancouver artist and activist, shares stories and photos of some of the work she has done in the Downtown Eastside for the last 20 years and how the community is changing with gentrification.
Keywords: Art and Culture, gentrification, Poorbashing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
For the last month, members of the Downtown Eastside Power of Women group have been sharing their stories about hope, struggle, love and resistance in the Downtown Eastside on the Vancouver Media...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Indigenous, Women, British Columbia
The Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group will publishing stories collected from their "In Our Own Voices" project throughout the month of June. Check their website for a new story every Monday,...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Women, British Columbia
The Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group is launching the In Our Own Voices writing project in June 2011. After a six-week period of intensive writing, we are ready to share our stories about hope...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Indigenous, Women, British Columbia
Think NDN is a weekly hour-long radio show on Co-op radio in Vancouver for and by Vancouver's Aboriginal community. Archives of the show are available at Coop Radio's website.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Indigenous, Media, British Columbia
Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gallery Gachet strives to provide a focal point for dialogue amongst outsider/dissident artists. Through...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia
W2 is a community media arts centre that is trying to provide a framework for artists, residents and community groups to work together, while exploring new cross-cultural and hybrid art forms.
Keywords: Art and Culture, British Columbia
The Artists' Legal Outreach are a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. They offer resources, workshops and clinics where artists can...
Keywords: Art and Culture, artists, legal help, Legal Research, British Columbia
By official estimates, three hundred people live and sleep on the streets of Nanaimo, British Columbia. On any given day, a percentage of these people are barred from a 40-block area of the city core...
Keywords: Art and Culture, homelessnes, Homelessness, Nanaimo, poetry, British Columbia
The Tyee has put together a stunning photo essay on homelessness in Vancouver and struggle for affordable housing over the past two years. They also put together a panel of experts to assess...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Government Policy, Homelessness, photo essay, British Columbia
Keywords: Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Indigenous, British Columbia
A slideshow of the second annual Poverty Olympics by Blackbird.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, Organizing, British Columbia
More than 50 pieces of art created by professional artists and community members, including ex-residents are on exhibit on the boarded up windows of the Little Mountain Housing complex. The Little...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
PIVOT 2008 Downtown Eastside Portrait Calendar: Hope in the Shadows - For the past couple of years the PIVOT Legal Society has handed out free disposable black and white cameras to residents of the...
Keywords: Art and Culture, British Columbia
A book of life stories of seven women who have triumphed over addiction, poverty, and illness in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in BC. George Ryga...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Women, British Columbia
An SFU graduate student has created a game that puts the player in the role of a homeless woman. The game involves moving the woman around a simple map trying to forage for bottles and items to sell...
Keywords: Art and Culture, British Columbia
Located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Pivot is a non-profit legal advocacy organization that focuses its efforts strategically to address the legal and human rights challenges commonly faced by...
Keywords: Art and Culture, British Columbia