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Announcement! Inaugural Vancouver Independent Archives Week in 2015

July 23rd, 2015

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July 24, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – 

grunt gallery, Western Front, and VIVO Media Arts Centre are excited to announce that they have received funding from the Vancouver Foundation to host an inaugural Vancouver Independent Archives Week in November of 2015.

This initiative will build direct community awareness and interaction with artist-run centre (ARC) archives in the City of Vancouver. grunt gallery, Western Front and VIVO Media Arts Centre will collaborate in hosting and organizing a series of free community education and engagement activities and events. Participants can expect programming such as archive tours, performances, public talks, screenings, and hands-on art and archive activities for families and youth. Vancouver Independent Archives Week will showcase how non-institutionalized archives operate as a community memory for cultural histories.

“This funding announcement for Archives Week is fantastic news and we’re excited to collaborate with Western Front and VIVO – two organizations that share an invested interest towards their archives. This partnership will bring a needed focus from the public to see the greater value of arts-based archives and the vibrant history they contain.”
– Glenn Alteen, programming director and co-founder for grunt gallery.

We greatly appreciate the support from Vancouver Foundation and look forward to releasing more information regarding this event in the Fall of 2015.

grunt gallery | Western Front | VIVO Media Arts

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