Women in the Arts (A Recap!)
July 24, 2018
Yesterday we welcomed many amazing women through our doors at The Post at 750, as a continuation from the Women in the Arts event originally hosted by The Cultch in January. Opting out of any formal panel or discussion, this event provided a space for women to have conversation over drinks, snacks, affirmation colouring stations, and DJ Kookum’s The Matriart Mixtape playlist (on repeat).
The goal was to bring women working in Vancouver’s arts community together in a casual environment to start (and continue) conversations about our shared and diverse experiences in the sector. The best part? That’s exactly what happened. Women joined us from across the cultural sector, representing organizations such as:
- The Vancouver International Film Festival
- Arts Club Theatre Company
- Pi Theatre
- The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
- The Cultch
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- The Museum of Vancouver
- The Dance Centre
- DOXA Documentary Film Festival
- Music on Main
- Touchstone Theatre
- Coastal Jazz & Blues Society
- The Georgia Straight
- Bard on the Beach
- Vivo Media Arts Centre
- Department of Canadian Heritage
- Vancouver Blues Around Town
- Independent artists, promoters, and producers
If you couldn’t make it, or you were at the event but too busy meeting rad women, we collected an array of insight from our attendees based on three prompts:
Why is it important for you to be at this event?
How has being a women impacted your career?
Who are your mentors?
If at this point you’re feeling inspired to contribute your own thoughts to the prompts above, please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below so we can keep the conversation going!
If instead you’re intrigued by the previously mentioned affirmations colouring station, it’s your turn to feel inspired. Using the PuSh office’s favourite adult colouring book, The Affirmations Colouring Book by Sarah Mangle (please support her amazing art!), all we had to do was provide the markers. The result? Here you go!
Thanks to all of you who joined us for the second iteration of this event, and an extra thank you to those who have already provided feedback! For those who attended, please share any thoughts, comments, or inspiring tid-bits of conversations had last night.
Let’s keep this conversation going and see you all at the next Women in the Arts event (TBD), which the Arts Club has volunteered to host!