How is the housing crisis impacting arts & culture in Vancouver?

  • January 23, 2019
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Location: Vancouver Public Library
  • Address:
  • 360 West Georgia Street
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Free

Inspired by the trope of the starving artist at the centre of Puccini’s La Bohème, Vancouver Opera is hosting a panel discussion about the realities of living and working as an artist in Vancouver. 

This free event takes place in the Peter Kaye Room at Central Library. Excerpts from La Bohème will be performed by members of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program.

The panel will explore how the current housing affordability crisis is affecting artists’ quality of life in the city and the impact this has on the cultural life of Vancouver. How are artists adjusting to this new normal? What is the impact of government led initiatives on those organizations who have benefited? How does Vancouver’s experience compare to other cities facing a similar context?

Panelists include:

David Pay, Artistic Director, Music On Main and President, 110 Arts Cooperative
Dr. Nora Angeles, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning
Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA, Vancouver – West End
More TBA

Moderated by Brenda Leadly, ED, BC Alliance for Arts and Culture.

How is the housing crisis impacting arts & culture in Vancouver?
360 West Georgia Street