2021 Arts Champions Summit: Reframing the Arts 

Thank you to everyone who joined us to explore and celebrate how regional arts can develop a more equitable future. 

Recordings of sessions are now available:

Part One: Welcome and PechaKucha Presentations (Youtube)

Recording includes an update from Arts Commission Chair Jeremy Loveday, as well as PechaKucha presentations by Tiffany Tjosvold (Embrace Arts Foundation), Mercedes Bátiz-Benét (Puente Theatre), and Kenji Maeda (Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance; artsvest BC), and a moderated Q&A.

Part Two: Interview with Canada Council Chair Jesse Wente (Youtube)

Wide-ranging conversation between Jesse Wente (Chair of Canada Council for the Arts) and Cathi Charles Wherry (Special Advisor of First Peoples' Cultural Council) on the future of the arts 

Part Three: Panel and Intro to EDI Subcommittee (Youtube)

Exploring the topic ‘What are the big changes needed to make the arts equitable?’ with Regan Shrumm, Charles Campbell, Sarah Jim and Sean Guist moderated by Kenji Maeda and an introduction from EDI subcommittee chair Cris Caravaca

2018 Arts Champions Summit

'One Region - the Collaboration Effect' brought together arts champions from across the capital region in 2018 to reflect on the cultural moment we create and work in. The event was an opportunity for artists, cultural workers, municipal staff and elected officials to share experiences and connect. Input from the summit also informed the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service Strategic Implementation Plan.

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