ARTS IN ACTION SOCIETY
Non-profit charitable organization, in existence since 1988
The following is the mandate of the society:
“The purpose of the Society is to address issues of public interest through the use of the Arts as an educational tool. This will be accomplished by setting up multimedia Art exhibits, public art, presentations and educational seminars, workshops, poetry readings, music, and other means of artistic expression, and to do all such things as are necessary for the attainment of this purpose. The intent of such events is to bring opportunities to the public to learn and reflect on current human-interest questions, by allowing Artists to express their views, while stimulating awareness and discussion among the viewers. The artistic events are also to be designed to allow easier access for the general public to a large variety of expressions and cultures, by bringing the art of local as well as international artists to public places.”
The Thistle Institute (Purple Thistle) programs art projects and programs, and is one of the core project under the umbrella of AIA.
EMMA Talks is a program/project that runs under the umbrella of the Thistle Institute.
Other key projects are:
- Housing Matters Media Project
- Solidarity Housing Society (website forthcoming)
- KAS Cultural Society
- East End Boys Club
Registered Charity Number: 131543886RR0001; incorporated as a charity in 1988. BC Society Act # 2459
Executive Director: Ms. Claudine Pommier/
Programming Director: Carla Bergman
(Bylaws, Financials and AGM info coming)