“The Downtown Eastside gathers most of those cultural organizations whose mission is delving into cutting edge, socially controversial, user unfriendly artistic research, which is usually classified in the arts and crafts sector of the creative industries classification: low turnover but highly creative. In a nutshell, the R&D cultural lab of the city.”
The Power of the Arts in Vancouver: Creating a Great City
A Collaboration: Professor Pier Luigi Sacco and Vancity
Artists, leaders, and social entrepreneurs have similar qualities and interests. They all work creatively to contribute to the interests of others. As individuals they can learn by connecting with one another.
Community is created when everyone can have the opportunity to create, play a role, and make a contribution. When artists, leaders, and social entrepreneurs collaborate the community benefits.
What we know
Communities have their own character and unique creative expression
Social justice is people being treated fairly, respectfully, and appreciatively
The nature of life is diversity, and diversity is our greatest resource
What we do
Engage in creative exploration, creative expression, and creative contribution
Offer opportunities for cooperative collaboration in creative enterprise
Pursue and reward integrity, contribution, and creativity
Change our our interests, our ideas, and our thinking
Showcase the creative resources and entrepreneurial spirit of the community
Give artists, leaders, and social entrepreneurs a voice
Give the community a voice
Change the way we see and do things through learning experiences
Excite creative exploration
Demonstrate how cooperative enterprise can work
Acceptance, appreciation, and respect for others rather than judgement
Develop models to learn from, aspire to, and replicate
Would you like to contribute?
It doesn’t matter what you contribute, whatever you do will be a creative experience.