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Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2018

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August 10, 2018
11 AM – 9 PM

Vines Art Festival and Community Arts Council of Vancouver are the organizers of the following event.

JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND YEAR!

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the second annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offering visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning.

The 3-day free festival includes individual artists as well as organizational partners, workshops for artists and the public, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside music, spoken word, live art, clown, and other performances in the Exhibition Hall. This year Vines Art Festival 2018 and VOAF are co-presenting a performance series Friday on the outdoor Turntable, followed by a conversation around accessibility and Ablesim.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Full, up-to-date event schedule can be found on our website: https://goo.gl/erJAhv

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100% OF SALES TO ARTISTS, PAID PERFORMERS

Our primary values are inclusion and active participation towards strengthening a sense of community and creative citizenship among participants and the public. Eligible artists self-identified as outsiders and have strong creative practices, with wildly diverse aesthetics. 100% of sales go to artists, and performers are paid fees: this is a professional opportunity for outsider artists.

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FREE PUBLIC ARTIST DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The festival aims to increase awareness about Outsider Artists and to challenge stereotypes about who and what counts in the art world. The festival provides a much-needed platform for visual and performing artists to gather, learn, and share their creative scope with Vancouver. PLAN, MPA Society, Coast Mental Health, and Alternative Creation Studios are all organizing group shows, alongside 46 exhibiting individual artists.

Free public learning workshops for artists include “The Business of Selling Your Art, with Talkback by Jeff Wilson” on Saturday at 10 AM and “Writing Grants 101” on Sunday at 10 AM.

*** PLEASE NOTE, BOTH of these workshops are now at capacity for general public admission. If you are a participating Festival Artist who has not yet registered, we are reserving spaces for you. Please check in at the front desk 20 – 30 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to start.

—> Read up on what to expect in “The Business of Selling Your Art” with Karen Irving & Talkback by Jeff Wilson, taking place Saturday August 11th at 10:00AM here: https://goo.gl/hNoLJN
—> Read up on what to expect in “Writing Grants 101″ with Allyson McGrane, taking place Sunday, August 12th at 10:00AM here: https://goo.gl/ScqDio

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FREE PUBLIC HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

The festival program offers many ways to get your creative groove on with free art-making workshops including “Lino Block Printmaking” with Edzy Edzed, “Ekphrastic Writing” with Heidi Greco leading writing inspired by the visual art, and “Sonic Docent Tour” inviting you to add a layer of song to your experience, led by Vanessa Richards.

—> REGISTER for our free public “Drop-In Live Light Painting” with Kulturelia here: https://goo.gl/PStt3U
—> REGISTER for our free public “Disability Justice” workshop with Quin Lawrence: https://goo.gl/iC8um6
—> REGISTER for our free public “Ekphrastic Writing” workshop with Heidi Greco:https://goo.gl/DG3zU4

PLEASE NOTE that “Lino Block Printmaking” with Edzy Edzed is now FULL! If you are one of the registrants, please check in at the front desk ~10 minutes before the workshop. To read up on what you can expect at the workshop, visit the FB event page here: https://goo.gl/jsfTcn

PLEASE NOTE that “Sonic Docent Tour” with Vanessa Richards was unfortunately cancelled, due to a scheduling error. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause, and we plan to bring Vanessa and ‘Seeing Through the Lens of Song’ for 2019!

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DISRUPTING INCLUSION

This art shakes up what you think you know about art and sometimes delves headfirst into challenging social and political issues. This year’s co-presentation with Vines Arts Festival brings All Bodies Dance and other artists working at the intersection of art and activism to the outdoor Turntable venue on Friday August 10 beginning at 12 PM.

LIVE PERFORMANCES:

We have three fantastic days of live performances this year, featuring spoken word, music, hip hop, clowning, a special Vines Arts Festival Performance Series, and more! Be sure to check each of them out:

DAY ONE : https://goo.gl/BE1uV2
DAY TWO: https://goo.gl/UC7eXv
DAY THREE: https://goo.gl/6n6P9D

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NOTE TO ATTENDEES REGARDING SCENTS:

Please refrain from using scented products before attending this workshop, such as perfumes, lotions, and hair products. It is critical as many in attendance have allergies, sensitivities, and severe reactions to scents.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Full venue description and accessibility information can be found on the Radical Access Mapping Project here: https://goo.gl/hQhx8Y

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The Community Arts Council of Vancouver and the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival take place on the unceded and occupied, traditional and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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SOCIAL:

Join the conversation! Find all 2018 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival Facebook events, Instagram posts, and tweets using the following hashtags:

#voaf2018 #voaf #cacvan #roundhousecc

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