Community Arts Council of Vancouver creates community through the arts. The mission is: to be the voice for the community arts in Vancouver. We explore critical social issues through creative processes. We foster and support programs, practices and initiatives that develop common understanding through shared experiences.
From its founding in 1946 as the first community arts council in North America to today, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver has been influential in the arts and culture scene in Vancouver. Program priorities are to support community arts programming and infrastructure in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver; provide leadership in community arts in the City as a whole; and be a leader in the developing field of community environmental art.