Instruments of Change uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives. By expanding community access to cultural activities, we allow diverse populations the opportunity to make and experience music and art.
Through our arts-based community development projects, which serve schools, hospices, shelters, community centres and prisons, we create synergetic experiences that give both our facilitating artists and our participants a means of expression to find their authentic voice using a variety of artistic modes.
3- year Incubator Artists in Residence at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre and Sunset Community Centre. With Artists Maggie Winston (puppetry), Juliana Bedoya (Visual Arts), Laura Barron (Music/Writing), Flick Harrison (Media Arts), and Natalie Gan (Dance). An initiative of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in Association with Sunset CC.
Based in New Delhi, India. What started in 1998 as a small but very enthusiastic group of puppeteers was registered as the Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust in 2006. Serving these 12 years the organization has acquired 14 major productions which have toured in India and abroad.
At the heart of Katkatha remains one vision- to promote puppet theatre by exploring its various forms, pushing its boundaries and by popularizing it among audiences and bringing more people into this art form. To fulfill this vision Katkatha has had to play many roles. The most visible role is that of a travelling Puppet Theatre which performs all over the country and world.
The Dusty Flowerpot is a collaborative project, now in it’s fourth year, staging immersive theatrical celebrations to sold out audiences in East Vancouver. This group of over 35 multi-disciplinary artists who come together …every year to weave dreams, found items, old and new stories, and incredible local talent are inches away from throwing the Russian Hall doors wide open for the Hard Times Hit Parade!
Shiny Kids is a single day or multiple day family and children’s based traveling festival that will take care of your family and children’s entertainment needs. Whether you are a pre-existing festival with a family or children’s zone that you require entertainment for or simply a community group or city that would like to organize a community event, Shiny Kids is the answer.We are a group of children’s entertainers who understand the needs of your family and child audience. Basically, if you book Shiny Kids, you don’t have to worry or think about your family and/or children’s entertainment requirements. We will show up and take care of it all. Shiny Kids is specifically designed to keep families and kids entertained throughout the day with live musical and theatrical performances, interactive storytelling, puppetry, roving costumed characters, facepainting, interactive workshops, crafting as well as a giant inflatable Eco-Maze and Rainbow Dome that children and parents can enter for storytelling, music, and puppetry.
Founded on traditional Squamish territory north of Gibsons, BC. The Art Farm is a growing movement of people who believe creativity grounded by nature leads to powerful change in their lives ad communities.
Inspired by the Ashrams and Monasteries of India and Thailand we have a 105 acre piece of land in Northern BC, 100 km north of Terrace, in the beautiful Nass Valley. We are intending to have this centre as a support for both beginner and advanced practitioners, and will host yogic intensives, healing workshops, alternative workshops, and meditation retreats. This centre will also be open to a number of like-minded individuals who are wishing for live-in community support.