CREATE. ENGAGE. INSPIRE.
SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs (SFUW) engages with leading edge artists in dance, theatre, cinema, music and digital arts; provoking new practices and approaches reflecting the everchanging landscape of contemporary arts.
Create- SFUW commissions and co-presents select projects on an annual basis.
Engage- SFUW works with over 25 professional cultural partners across the Lower Mainland representing a diverse community.
Inspire- Working with leading artists, locally and internationally. SFUW aspires to find new artistic expresssions capturing contemporary voices in our society.
ABOUT SFU WOODWARD'S CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Since our inception, in 2010 SFUW continues to commission, produce, and present over 200 events per year.
Commissions- SFUW works a minimum of two years in advance on commissioned projects.
Produces- SFUW committs to working with leading artists by supporting residencies, developmental workshops, and artistics incubations. Through access to our venues and technical support, artists are permitted an artistic the necessary tools to help advance their vision.
Presents- SFUW presents in partnership with over 25 professional cultural community partners, reflecting diversity and inclusivity of the Lower Mainland.
Originality requires great talent, experimenting, research and time. SFUW works within a very modest budget. Our patrons often comment that we hit far above our weight. Our practice is to stretch a dollar tenfold. This approach is crucial to the success of our process. With this discipline there is still a gap. Please help support us these visionaries to provoke and inspire new worlds that will further humanize our collective futures.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
By supporting professional activities through partnerships, SFUW engages multiple cultural communities including our immediate inner-city community where we work. The SFUW partnership portfolio is our largest undertaking built on recurring relationships since our beginnings in 2010. Most of our presentations are Vancouver based given the outstanding qualities of our GCA venues. SFUW will begin cross locating many of these partnerships to our Burnaby and Surrey Campuses as the university embraces a greater role for arts and culture to further enhance the student experience.