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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


2019 PuSh Festival

February 03, 2019

PuSh Festival events at SFU Woodward's

Critical Ideas Sessions:

Ideas Series events are designed for all audience members who seek a deeper engagement with artists and the work they create. Ideas Series events are open to the public.

Youth Assembly | Jan 19

The PuSh Youth Program connects young people and emerging artists (ages 16-24) to the rich world of the performing arts by making it accessible, engaging and entertaining…

Morning Briefing | Jan 30

Industry Series events are geared to performing arts industry professionals and practitioners whether they are artists, producers or presenters; emerging, mid-career or established. Industry Series events can be accessed with a PuSh Industry Pass or Industry Pack.
The morning briefing, the keynote and the pitch session are part of the PuSh Assembly: Industry Series can can be accessed with a $60 Industry Pack ticket.

Keynote: Dawn Jani Birley | Jan 30

Knowledge is power, but sign language is my superpower…

Pitch Session | Jan 30

Nine selected applicants and one coming attraction give a 10-minute pitch of their new and upcoming projects to an audience of producers, artistic directors, festival curators, presenters and programmers.

About the 2019 PuSh International Performial Arts Festival

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.

The Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work.


Critial Ideas Sessions: Free

Industry Series including Keynote: Please visit PuSh for prices. 

Some events require registration


When: Jan 17 - Feb 3

Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in collaboration with SFU Institute for Performance Studies, with the support of SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs.