t EMMA Talks we are really interested in the ways in which an intentionally curated community based art event could actively transform conventional audience/speaker dynamics by enabling different kinds of engagement. And we’re really interested in exploring the possibilities of collaborative art-making as a community response to important issues and ideas.
With support from the BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services, we are able to commission community-engaged artists from diverse mediums to produce a collaborative art event that explores the themes of each talk.
We acknowledge that the strongest community-engaged art projects are sustained, long term projects that allow relationships to build over time. We hope to inspire this type of engagement to embolden the audience’s overall experiences as well as aim to build a stronger and vibrant community surrounding the Talks over time.
We have held 6 amazing Community Engaged Art events along side our talks: