NEW ZONING MEANS BIG CHANGES IN THE ARTS
DID YOU KNOW...
On a per capita basis, the City of Vancouver has the highest number of artists in Canada?
It is estimated that over 8,000 Vancouver residents work in the arts?
Well, the City of Vancouver sure does. They are working on a new series of Zoning Bylawas to help artists find affordable work/live spaces. Great news for everyone who works in the arts, and there are a lot of us apparently!
Read more about these bylaws and what they mean by visiting the Mayor of Vancouver's Blog: http://www.mayorofvancouver.ca/industrialartsspace
|Choreographer Ernst Meisner, the National Ballet and Nova Dance College in Amsterdam|
to create this performance piece entitled Living Brain and photographed by Bill Tanaka.
STRAIGHT FROM THE MAYOR'S LIPS:
“Vancouver is home to one of the most talented and innovative creative sectors of any city in the world, and the City of Vancouver is committed to using every tool at its disposal to support our local arts and culture community,” said Mayor Robertson. “The median income of a working artist is about 36% below the Vancouver labour force average, so finding affordable and suitable studio space is a frequent challenge for emerging artists. These new opportunities in industrial districts will strengthen our creative community and support artists by providing an unprecedented increase in the availability and affordability of much-needed artist space in neighbourhoods all across Vancouver.”