2020 has been a year of careful listening.
In the spring, we started a network of small groups for arts leaders to engage in a dialogue about the challenges, adaptations, and triumphs they’ve experienced in the arts. In the summer months we opened the floor to start a conversation with our readers on how our community can answer Vancouver’s call for culture; You told us why the arts are vital, and how they have enriched your own experience. Last month, we hosted several focus groups to explore the next steps for bring this incredible project forward.
With 2021 just around the corner, we will continue to branch out and gather valuable input from our stakeholders, artists, and community leaders. Interested in sharing your thoughts and ideas in a future focus group? Reply to this email with your first and last name and preferred email address to join our list.
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The SWCA Team
And now for this week’s top picks…
ARTS | Celebrating Artists Sunday
Join us this holiday season in the national effort to encourage consumers to shop from artists! We’ve all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This month, November 29th has been designated a Artists Sunday! Participation is free for artists, cities, counties, states, agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
MUSIC | RPA’s 2020-2021 Registration
Riverside Performing Arts is Vancouver’s first all-inclusive dance, theater, and music training academy and preschool, teaching ages 2 through adult from beginner to pre-professional. RPA is a place where students are challenged to explore their own interests in a safe, nurturing environment.
THEATRE | Magenta Monologue Contest
The Magenta Monologue Contest is now open for submissions! Just choose your favorite short monologue and submit your video. Participants must pay a $5 entry fee per submission, and all videos must be received by midnight on November 28th. A winner will be announced on November 30th.
DANCE | New Dance Intro Program
As a special offer to new students, Groove Nation Dance Academy is offering a new online program that includes 2 dance classes for just $24.99! From hip hop and breakdancing, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, acro, musical theater, jazz, tap, and funk, students of all ages can dive into the art of dance.
LITERARY ARTS | Virtual Open Mic Tonight
Ghost Town Poetry invites you to a virtual Open Mic Night featuring Penelope Scambly Schott. Tune in via Zoom TONIGHT at 7PM to experience live poetry from home! Guests are invited to read one poem for three minutes or less. Be sure to RSVP no later than 3PM to get in the lineup and access the invitation link.
YOUTH & TEENS | Writing Contest for Teens
Do you know a creative teen with a passion for writing and a desire to win a fantastic prize? Have them send an entry for this year’s Imagined Ink Teen Writing Contest! Entries will be read by a panel of judges with prizes awarded to overall Best in Show and Age Group winners for grades 6-12. The contest will be accepting entries until November 16.
CULINARY ARTS | Easy as Pie!
Get inspired with 50 delicious pie recipes from the Food Network Magazine. From Apple-Berry, to Pumpkin, to Chocolate-Pecan, this collection of easy pie recipes will keep your plate full and your oven toasty. Check out this list of mouthwatering pies just in time for the holidays. Have a recipe to share? Email us!
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