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Eastside Arts Society


Business No: 872741202RR0001

The Eastside Arts Society programs the Eastside Culture Crawl, the Create! Arts Festival, Studio 101 and the Eastside Arts District.

Eastside Arts Society


2022 was a big year for the EAS, made possible by the generous support of our donors. Donors like you are an integral part of our work. Your efforts enable Vancouver’s Eastside arts sector to thrive.

The Eastside Arts District is home to more artists and arts organizations per capita than anywhere else in Canada. For creatives, supporters of the arts, and the community at large, Eastside Arts Society programming promotes arts and culture and is a recognized as catalyst for vibrant engagement and exchange. 

Because of your generous support, in 2022:

  • We welcomed over 30,000 people to the 26th annual Eastside Culture Crawl, with 500 participating artists over the 4-day festival – a return to pre-pandemic attendance!
  • 750 people participated in hands-on art making in Strathcona Park during the Create! Festival.
  • Studio 101 gave 220 public school youth the opportunity to create art with professional artists.
  • We released our report ‘Seizing the Moment: Establishing the Eastside Arts District’, charting next steps to making the district a reality.

This year we need your support to:

  • Create more public awareness of our free and low-cost Culture Crawl and Create! Arts Festivals.
  • Take vital next steps in engaging stakeholders and making progress with public policies to establish the Eastside Arts District.
  • Enable equity and diversity in our programming by creating opportunities and partnerships with underrepresented artists and groups.
  • Enable the delivery of enriching and life-changing arts programming for 220 local youth through Studio 101.

We remain focused on supporting, protecting and uplifting the diverse visual artists who have forged East Vancouver’s unique and cherished creative cultural ecology. We are doing critical work around the preservation and protection of artist production spaces and cultural heritage. Through the actions of this work, the Eastside Arts Society aims to lead and collectively advocate for the sustainability of all arts and culture on the Eastside.

 As a registered charity, we rely on donors and partners like you to be there for our community, our artists, and the youth we support. We hope you will consider making a donation to the Eastside Arts Society.

Art is for Everybody - Together we can keep it that way


About the Eastside Arts Society

The Eastside Arts Society is a non-profit charitable society that believes community can be transformed through art. Our initiatives educate and engage the community, create professional opportunities for visual artists, and provide grassroots arts programming for Eastside schools. The EAS produces some of this city's most dynamic visual arts programming including the beloved Eastside Culture Crawl and CREATE! Arts Festival, a weekend of hands-on art workshops in Strathcona Park. Our Studio 101 program welcomes over 220 Eastside youth into artists studios for free, hand-on arts education. The EAS stands on the forefront of arts advocacy in Canada, creating an Eastside Arts District that will protect and promote the unique arts ecology of East Vancouver.


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