Community Resources Society
Multicultural Mural Community Project
November 23, 2011 to April 30, 2012
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (DIVERSEcity) has secured an Arts Engagement grant from the Provincial Government to create a made-in Surrey Mural, a digital art design for a vinyl installation (888.50” width x172” height).
The Multicultural Mural Community Project aims to establish a mural which represents Surrey’s cultural, ethnic,
linguistic and religious diversity through the collaboration of community
members from diverse backgrounds or perspectives, including youth, seniors, new
immigrants and refugees.
Upon the closing of Call for Expression of Intereston on November 10, DIVERSEcity will host Focus Group sessions and encourage participate (Youth and
Seniors, New immigrants
and/or refugee, people who
speak English as a second language, people who do
not have art experience) input in November to December, and draft mural
design would be avable by mid February 2012. Final mural design will be ready by end of April 2012.
This community project will engage a diverse group of local Surrey residents to develop a mural design that is representative of the social,
cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity of their community. Project
participants will provide the necessary input into the creation of the mural
design that will reflect their idea of a welcoming and inclusive community. This
input will be gathered through focus group sessions facilitated by the project
coordinator. The contracted digital artist will create the design based on
participants’ input and ideas from these focus group sessions.
Planning Committee is comprised of project partners: City of Surrey, Arts
Council of Surrey, Anthem Properties and DIVERSEcity.
The City of Surrey will make a set of 3
street banners from the mural design and it will be placed throughout theNewton town center.
The first focus group meeting will take place on December10.
For more information or to apply, please read info sheet or contact
Ayano Ogata (Multicultural
Mural Community Project Coordinator)
DIVERSEcityCommunity Resources Society
604-597-0205 ext. 1204 / firstname.lastname@example.org
SPARC BC & Museum of Vancouver
Opencall for Working World: Diversity and Employment in Metro Vancouver,
an exhibit of local photography
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: January 6, 2012 (4:30pm)
2012, SPARC BC and the Museum of Vancouver will launch an exhibit of
photographs that explore work and diversity in Metro Vancouver. Show us how
Metro Vancouver’s working world looks from your eyes. Submit your
photojournalistic style image, photo description, CV and artist statement by
January 6, 2012 to have your work selected for display. Selected artists
will be awarded for their contributions (from $100 to $1,500).
Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-profit that works in
the areas of income equality, community development and accessibility. We are
partnering with the Museum of Vancouver to present an exhibit of local
photography about diversity in work in Metro Vancouver. We are just putting out
a Call for Submissions from local photographers (amateurs/students, professionals
and first/second generation immigrants) to display a series of works at the
Museum of Vancouver’s community display gallery in April 2012. Selected contributors
will be awarded from $100 to $1,500. Submissions are due January 6, 2012.
following Working World: Diversity and Employment in Metro Vancouver information
is now available on the SPARC BC web site:
questions? Contact: Katie
To learnmore about SPARC BC, visit: www.sparc.bc.ca
more about the Museum of Vancouver, visit: www.museumofvancouver.ca
Multicultural Community Services
Culture Club: Diversity Talent
Smaller performances between
January and February, the Grand Finale at Gateway Theatre on March 8th
Richmond Multicultural Community Services(RMCS) will host a high school talent show, Culture Club:
Diversity Talent in Richmond between January and February 2012. There will be qualifying
performance nights at Hugh Boyd Secondary, A.R. MacNeill Secondary and the
Cultural Community Centre in Richmond. The top five performances from each
event will move on to the Grand Finale at Gateway Theatre on March 8th
will start to connect different cultures together. This event isn’t just about
talent; it’s about showcasing the diversity of Richmond and extending it to
Participating youth would have a voice to discuss issues surrounding diversity and how people
can work together and connect even if they have cultural backgrounds. They will use
DRAMA, SONG, or DANCE to deliver messages of diversity and harmony,
anti-bullying and anti-racism.
More detials please contact Stefanie
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