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Artist Care Fundraiser 2024

Registered Name: Vines Art Festival Society

Business No: 814741195RR0001

Artist Care Fundraiser 2024

In August 2024 Vines Art Society will celebrate TEN YEARS! Vines is an organization and festival that is responsive to and nurturing of artists that are working toward land, water and relational justice. Vines brings imagination to everyday spaces by presenting performances, installations and workshops for FREE across parks on the unceded territories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and we need your support! 

Between February 26th and August 17th, 2024 Vines has a fundraising goal of $40,000 for The Artist Survival & Healing Fund. The Artist Survival & Healing Fund will provide opportunities to give artists holistic support without the bureaucratic processes that hinder the relationship with not only the artist, but the community as a whole.  

As cost of living increases and artist fees and opportunities remain similar to pre pandemic rates we have had an increase of requests for medical emergencies and survival needs. This fund has been the difference between artists keeping their housing or making it through a health crisis - your support is what allows us to be this lifeline for artists in need. We can’t overstate how crucial your support is to our community. 

Hopefully list here about some of the cool sponsors that will be partnering with us for this campaign. On April 13th, 2024 we will host a fundraising concert featuring Leo D.E. Johnson, Kristina Lao and Khari McClelland at the Fox Cabaret!

Vines goes beyond solely delivering the community unique, powerful and immersive performances that are accessible to all residents of the city. It supports, nurtures and advocates for artists as well. 

Art is a story; and we were fortunate enough to bear witness to hundreds of them through Vines. We believe that by prioritizing the lived experiences of QTBIPOC and Disabled artists and fostering honest ongoing relationships and conversations amongst each other, we can create an  ecosystem of collective healing. Supporting the Vines Artist Survival & Healing fund means championing the vision of a brighter future with more of us in it! 

All donations of $25 and above eligible for tax receipt.