Partners + Sponsors

Our Partners


Founded in 1946, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) was the first arts council in North America. CACV was instrumental in the creation of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium, the UBC School of Music, the first Vancouver Film Festival, and many other cultural institutions. For more than 60 years, CACV has been contributing to the cultural and community development of Vancouver by creating art projects that engage the community and facilitating, supporting, and advocating for initiatives, facilities, and programs that increase community participation in the arts. You can find them on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about their organization.


The Powell Street Festival Society’s (PSFS) mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. Our main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF) in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood. PSF is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture. In addition to PSF, we engage in co-presentations with arts organizations and produce an annual season of cultural and artistic programming.

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Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gachet is a collectively-run exhibition and studio space built to empower participants as artists, administrators and curators. The organization’s cultural services have grown from the operation of a small, basement studio in downtown Granville South, offering one exhibition a year in 1993, to coordinating approximately 3,000 square feet of public-access arts space with up to 12 exhibitions each year, in addition to residencies, workshops, artist talks, symposia, special projects and other events.

Our Funders & Sponsors


Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing. The regional district is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each local authority.


SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement supports creative engagement and public programming in the theme areas of arts and culture, social and environmental justice, and urban issues through public talks, dialogues, workshops, events, performances and community partnerships. SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement provides community educational opportunities for local residents, access to artist talks and cultural events and builds partnerships with community organizations. The Office opened in December 2010 and is involved in over 200 public events per year with over 8,000 attendees and has over 15 long term partnerships. Working with students, faculty and community, the Office is committed to long term relationship building and creative collaborations between the university and the community, in all its diverse formations and recognizes the arts as a catalyst in social change and transformative community engagement.

SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement is an educational, cultural and community building resource that engages the public sphere, the local First Nations community and the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. The Office is committed to challenging the status quo in the tradition of the public mission of SFU to be the most community engaged university in the world.

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With over 1,600 funds and total assets of $985 million, Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation. In 2014, Vancouver Foundation and its donors made more than 4,900 grants, and distributions totaling approximately $57 million, to registered charities across Canada. Since it was founded in 1943, Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $1 billion to thousands of community projects and programs. Grant recipients range from social services to medical research groups, to organizations devoted to arts and culture, the environment, education, children and families, youth, and animal welfare. To find out more, please explore our website or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tinkerine is Canada’s leading 3D printing company.

They don’t just make the best valued 3D printers on the market*, nor do they simply provide a complete ecosystem of intuitive products and services (hardware, software, material, education, and content). What they’re really passionate about is helping you bring your ideas to life—from the depths of your imagination to the three-dimensional reality.

It’s their belief that great ideas can come from anyone. With their array of 3D printing solutions, they are committed to help you realize your ideas when your lightbulb moments come.

The world of 3D printing is vast and ever-changing. That’s exactly why they’re here to guide you through it. Get your tools ready—it’s time to get tinkering!

Tinkerine is providing help with partial sponsorship of a Ditto Pro 3D Printer! Bill the Production Manager and Eugene, the CEO and Founder are making this happen for the community. Please like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and show some love on their Instagram page!