Contemporary Arts Co-op Blog

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An Interview with Alley Theatre

Career Exploration

The Professional Development Coordinator at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts interviews Daniel Arnold and Marisa Emma Smith from Alley Theatre about the company, their interest in working with students and advice for emerging artists.

By: Chelsea Hunter 2485 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

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An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 5200 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

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Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 1454 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

Unpaid Internships

Professional development in contemporary arts, in a post-secondary setting, is problematic. What is the responsibility of the university? What does professional development for artists look like? Kevin answers these questions and more.

By: Kevin Day 10377 reads | 0 comments
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Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography

Co-operative Education

Six students from the School for the Contemporary Arts worked with the Capture Photography Festival on a public art project titled Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography. Read about their contributions to this exciting project!  

By: Kevin Day 9398 reads | 0 comments
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Action Talk #3: Highlights

Alumni Spotlight

A recap of the third Action Talk event held at SFU Woodward’s. 

By: Kevin Day 1249 reads | 0 comments
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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

Non-profit

As an emerging dance artist, I was thrilled when I learned that I had secured the role as an intern with a local and large-scale dance company, Ballet BC. However, I was a bit disheartened that, being a production based internship, I would not be dancing with the company at all. So, I readied myself to get comfortable behind the scenes for the first time ever and prepared to look at operations in the arts from a new perspective.

By: Samantha Presley 2190 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

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Four SFU students organized and performed a free outdoor children’s theatre in the Lower Mainland. The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 3697 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 1920 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

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Taking the internship course at SFU this semester has turned out to be an interesting and overall invaluable work experience for me as I near the end of my undergraduate career. Read on to discover what it was like to do an internship with the Contemporary Art Gallery.

By: Lauren Lavery 2285 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

Communication, Art and Technology

The organization that I was fortunate enough to work with this summer was Burrard Arts Foundation.

By: Alexandra Best 2740 reads | 0 comments
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Culturally Rich: A Diverse Co-op Experience with Evergreen Cultural Centre

Art Gallery Curatorial Assistant

Scott Owens spent his co-op at Evergreen Cultural Centre as a curatorial assistant. Unbeknownst to him, his co-op term would be exactly as his supervisor told him: "you do it all at a small gallery".

By: Scott Owens 1048 reads | 0 comments