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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

Community Ticket Program

SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs (SFUW) and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement partner to create opportunities for access to educational, arts and cultural programming. Accessibility is the foundation in this partnership, whose mandate of 'The Right to Culture', prioritizes democratization of the arts, healthy communities, and removal of barriers to cultural activities and events. 

The Right to Culture is a movement, a process and a position that begins with the premise that art, culture and community are a dimension of life, integrated into everyday experience rather than in isolation. 'The Right to Culture' asserts that art and culture are for everyone and are an essential part of civic life.

The Right to Culture is a philosophical approach to programming which is committed to reducing barriers, engaging discussion and encouraging participation in the cultural life of the city. SFUW recognizes that it is a part of a rich and historically vibrant artistic community. It is committed to advocating for the arts, convening important conversations that impact these fields, and to promoting new spaces for innovative cultural production and the dissemination of ideas.

SFUW’s vision of cultural engagement involves a commitment to artistic excellence, emerging artist development, social arts and distinctive public discourse. This approach recognizes the importance of diverse practices, histories, audiences and communities in order to enhance the appreciation for the arts.

SFUW and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement distributes over 1,000 complimentary community tickets to our partners, students and local community members. Many of our programs are also free of charge.