Many of us turn to art in times of uncertainty, and we know that the Culture Crawl holds a significant place in the hearts of the Vancouver community. This one-of-a-kind festival turns 25 this year and we have a goal to raise $25,000 in 2021 to support art happening here for decades to come.
Your donation helps bring our community together through art and supports initiatives that keep our neighbourhood vibrant through events such as the Eastside Culture Crawl and the CREATE! Arts Festival.
Use the Donate button to give online, or you can send a cheque to:
Eastside Arts Society 108–1000 Parker Street. Vancouver BC, V6A 2H2
*All donations receive a charitable tax receipt
2020 was a tough year for all of us. We know that in times of uncertainty, art becomes increasingly important, and we stepped up to educate, inspire and inform our community in new and exciting ways. By going virtual, art lovers from across the country and around the world were able to attend the Culture Crawl for the first time, with attendees in New York, Australia, Europe, and beyond! This was made possible thanks to the support of our donors, we were able to deliver the 24th Culture Crawl through a mix of in-person and online events, providing a vital place of connection for us all.
This year we are proud to be celebrating the Culture Crawl’s 25th anniversary! Over those years, the Culture Crawl has grown from a community of 45 artists, to an annual visual arts festival that directly connects art lovers such as yourself with more than 500 artists, crafts people, and designers. For artists, the Culture Crawl promotes engagement and exchange, and our vibrant Eastside Arts District is showcased as the hot-bed of arts and culture it truly is, with more artists and arts organizations per capita than anywhere else in Canada.
Beyond the Culture Crawl festival, Eastside Arts Society (EAS) provides advocacy and professional development opportunities for artists. Studio 101, an educational initiative that explores the arts with students from inner city schools, connects elementary school students with local artists for free hands-on projects (now online), developing the next generation of artists and art lovers. For many of the youth we work with, Studio 101 is a vital point of connection during these uncertain times.
For the Culture Crawl’s 25th anniversary, we are thrilled to be building on last year’s successes and continue to deliver safe and innovative programming to provide much needed and valued opportunities to connect artists with the public. As we work to expand not only our virtual engagement, but also our programming, we are embarking on engaging wider audiences across the province, the country and even the globe. In addition to our cherished Culture Crawl, the EAS also developed a summer art-making festival, CREATE! Arts Festival, and continues our work to make the Eastside Arts District a reality. Through our expanded programming, we remain focused on supporting, protecting, and celebrating the visual artists who have forged the unique and cherished creative cultural ecology of East Vancouver we all know and love.
As a Society, we are still facing reduced revenue due to the impact of COVID-19 on our local business sponsors and the on-going financial strain on the artists we work with. As a registered charity, we rely on the support of donors and supporters like you to be there for our community, our local artists, and the youth we work with.
We hope you will consider making a donation to the Eastside Arts Society. Your support will help us plan for the future, deliver our 25th annual Culture Crawl, and ensure we can make another 25 years’ worth of memories together – Art Happens Here!
Our registered charity number is 872741202RR0001
Friends Circle recognition includes an acknowledgement in our program and on our website.
Supporter recognition includes an acknowledgement in the Culture Crawl program and on our website, as well a pair of tickets to our annual Art, Bike, Beer Crawl in July 2021.
Collectors Circle recognition includes acknowledgement in our program and on our website, as well as a pair of Take Flight event totes.
Patrons Circle recognition includes acknowledgement in our program and on our website, as well as a pair of Take Flight event totes, and an original artwork from a Crawl artist.