about

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we're a collaboration lab: exploring opportunities for equity-advancing, arts-enhancing partnerships

We are a collaboration of artists and arts organizations actively forging connections and synergies with sectors such as economic development and tourism. Why? Because art touches everything: it is a fundamental component of community and individual wellness, tourism and business sector vitality, and so much more. Check out our Steering Committee and some of our current projects.

Interested in learning more about our committee or activities? 

Email us to learn more.

We are grateful for the momentum generated by the Digital Innovation Group (DIG) - a group of six Vancouver Island and Gulf Island arts councils.

In March 2020, DIG received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund (DSF) to explore ways to use technology to transform how arts councils operate, collaborate and communicate. Check out DIG’s exciting initiatives and accomplishments here: digarts.ca

 
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labs

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The following projects are collaborations between CreativeCoast and Arts BC, with funding provided by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund. Email us to learn more.

  • Info hub pilot - what if arts orgs and artists could cut through the noise and easily find high quality, inclusive, meaningful information to support their work? (coming early 2022) 
     

  • Art coach pilot - what if rural/remote and under-served artist communities had greater access to multi-media tools/technologies and ongoing tech coaching? (coming early 2022)

 
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steering committee

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Illana Hester

> Creative Coast co-chair

> Executive Director, The Old School House Arts Centre

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Arianna Augustine

> Steering Committee member

> Graphic artist, videographer

> Social entrepreneur

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Laura-Beth Keane

> Regional Coordinator

> Founder of the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub

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Jenny Farkas

> Creative Coast co-chair

> Woodworker, painter 

> Arts marketing strategist

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Kera McHugh

> Steering Committee member

> Community Engagement Director, Comox Valley Arts

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Naas

> Steering Committee member

> Illustrator, painter

> Decolonial community builder

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Ken Blackburn

> Steering Committee member

> Exec Director, Campbell River Arts Council

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Susan Mohler

> Steering Committee member

> Chair, North Vancouver Island Artists Society

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Jacqueline East

> Steering Committee member

> Community Planner, Southern Gulf Islands Tourism Partnership