I was introduced to the W2 Community Media Arts project while attending a Media Democracy panel. I’ve since joined the volunteer force at W2 and am very excited about its potential to do great things for democratic media in Vancouver, particularly during the Olympics.
Located in the new Woodwards development, W2 is:
“… planned as a 14,395 square foot facility, and will be a community-based media and arts centre offering quality arts programming and presentation opportunities to Downtown Eastside and Vancouver residents through a range of programs, resources and activities… W2 will bring together hybrid art forms, community art practices, individual human development and community cultural development in a single environment. It will be home to a diverse grouping of Vancouver arts and community service organizations offering developmental programs in writing, radio and television production, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video and cross-media.”
Currently in its very early stages, W2 is on the lookout for people who are interested in volunteering at events and on committees that will help steer it into the amazing community media resource that it should be. If you’re interested in getting involved, sign up to be part of the W2 online community, where you can join various interest groups and keep up to date on the unique events, programs and volunteer opportunities available.
Upcoming W2 Events
Fresh Hot Type! – LIVE Performance typesetting with MC Mike Sheehan (Victoria) mixing twitter-length lyrics freshly typeset by the audience on the W2 Woodward’s letterpress. October 24th at 8pm at W2 Perel Gallery 112 West Hastings.
Hot One Inch Action – W2 hosts Hot One Inch Action to bring together 50 artists, 50 buttons, and some hot button trading action with Vancouver’s hottest art audience. November 7th at 8pm at W2 Perel Gallery 112 West Hastings.