“Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more human world”
– Andre Maurois
71% of Canadians attend at least one of five key art activities: art galleries, theatre performances, popular music performances, classic music performances and cultural festivals (Charitable Impact, 2016). Empirical evidence has shown that adults who engage with art are more likely to engage more with society and show greater social tolerance, all which contributes to healthier communities.
Here are some of the amazing non-profits in #BrokersOfGood who run artistic and cultural programming.
Brings together both Latin Americans and Latin enthusiasts living in BC through events and their Latin Canadian Professional Network program.
An iconic member of the Victoria cultural community celebrating over 75 years of bringing classical music to audiences in Victoria BC.
Axis’ productions are performed in theatres and schools, enriching curriculum, drawing children into stories and giving them access to ideas in new ways.
Produces ceramics and offers various pottery workshops and classes to people who face barriers to work in the traditional workforce.
Delivers a unique community museum and programs for residents and visitors to experience the heritage and culture of Shawnigan Lake.
Provides vulnerable children with free after-school programming including poetry writing and poetry slams, to encourage self expression.
An artist-run centre that supports artists through exhibitions and renting out affordable studios.