Many thanks to our Funders & Sponsors
Many thanks to our Partners & Supporters
The Powell Street Festival Society is currently our main partner supporting the work we do and the funding we’ve received. Our histories and communities are tied together through shared goals, our strong connections to the DTES, especially to the Powell Street area where over 8,000 Japanese Canadians lived before being uprooted during WWII, and our strong beliefs in the power of community and its link to art and social justice.
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.
Gallery Gachet is also one of or major partners, especially in our home on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel. We share many goals and our communities overlap on many levels – we are extremely excited about what the future holds for our collaborations!
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.