The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation (VVAF) is a non-profit organization that produces events and programs in British Columbia (BC), strengthening the cultural sector and connecting visual art to the community. VVAF celebrates and supports visual artists and art initiatives with a focus on providing access to the arts through community-based events, festivals, exhibitions, and classes.
To create premiere events that brings global awareness to the visual arts and encourages creators to express themselves.
To create advantageous opportunities by uniting people of diverse backgrounds and cultures through the power of art.
To host international visual art events that advance local and global interest in the Vancouver arts community.
To create opportunities for potential collaborations with artists, arts educators, youth, and arts organizations so that there are more opportunities for individuals to develop appreciation and knowledge of the arts and culture around them.
Disseminate and implement wide-spread initiatives contributing to humanity in a creative way.
To empower underserved communities and women to enhance their quality of life by providing mentorships, lessons, participation, and guidance.
Our organization follows a protocol stating that at least 30% of our activities are dedicated to, or include underserved populations including Indigenous, BIPOC+, those who do not speak either of Canada's official languages, immigrants, refugees, women, youth, ethnically or racially diverse populations, people with disabilities, and low-income households.
As part of our outreach strategy, we contact representatives of different equity-seeking groups and share information and invitations to our events. We invite artists from these communities to participate and represent their culture and collective identity through the different activities and talks and offer discounted or free admission where applicable.
Vancouver Visual Art Foundation
Connect. Inspire. Educate.