Posted on 09 Jun 2016 in sca eventSymposium

Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre and Performance in Canada

20 July 2016 – 24 July 2016, 10:26am
TBA, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre and Performance in Canada

Q2Q  brings scholars of queer Canadian theatre and performance together with the artists, producers, curators and administrators contributing to the vibrancy and diversity of LGBT2Q live arts scenes and cultures across the country. Combining roundtable discussions, networking events, and an evening reading series of new plays, Q2Q asks what a comparative analysis of contemporary queer performance practices can tell us about current trends and future directions, as well as the importance of documenting the larger historical narrative of Canadian queer theatrical production and reception. Addressing questions of aesthetics, diversity, economics, and form, symposium participants will work together to generate through theory and practice new ways of understanding how queer theatre and performance have contributed to the political and social development of LGBT2Q communities in Canada.

Full details at

Tickets are free, but spots will be reservable through the symposium website, currently in development! Join the frank theatre company's mailing list to receive updates.

Q2Q is made possible by the generous support of:

the frank theatre company
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canada Council for the Arts
Hamber Foundation
City of Vancouver
Simon Fraser University (School for the Contemporary Arts; Department of English; Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Institute for Performance Studies; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology; Office of the Vice-President Academic).

Posted on 03 May 2016 in sca eventWorkshop

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

Intensive program returns August 2016!

08 August 2016 – 26 August 2016, 12:00am
Offsite, Arts Umbrella Granville Island, 1286 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for info or call 604-681-5268 x225

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

We've joined teams again with Arts Umbrella and Contemporary Art Gallery to present a three week visual art intensive from August 8 – 26 specifically designed for youth between the age of 14 and 19 interested in developing their visual art practice.

A stimulating and challenging experience for young artists committed to experimentation in their art making in a supportive studio environment. Youth will have the opportunity to work with leading artists, curators, and educators in Vancouver as they explore a range of contemporary art practices such as the creation of site-specific installations, large-scale collaborative sculptures, and exhibition making. Participants will engage in critiques and discussions about developing ideas, working with materials, and viewing works of art.

Three weeks of intensive effort will result in a one-day exhibition at the CAG in downtown Vancouver.

Applications are now open. Download one here. Applications must be submitted to no later than 5pm on Thursday June 30. Please put Visual Art Summer Intensive 2016 in the subject heading of the email.

For details about the program, contact Arts Umbrella Artistic Director Visual Arts, Roxanne Gagnon at or 604-681-5268 x225.