CRD Arts & Culture hosts an Arts Champions Summit every two years to celebrate and engage with the region's arts communities. Have an idea for what you'd like to see at the next summit? Get in touch and let us know!

2021 Arts Champions Summit

Thank you to everyone who joined us to explore and celebrate how arts in the region can support a more equitable future.

Summit Recordings:

  • Part One: Welcome and PechaKucha Presentations (video with closed captioning)
    Remarks from Arts Commission Chair Jeremy Loveday, and PechaKucha presentations by Tiffany Tjosvold (Embrace Arts Foundation), Mercedes Bátiz-Benét (Puente Theatre), and Kenji Maeda (Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance; artsvest BC), with a moderated Q&A
  • Part Two: Interview with Canada Council Chair Jesse Wente (video with ASL interpretation and closed captioning)
    A 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 (video with ASL interpretation and closed captioning)
    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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