INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives
June 24, 2016 SAVE THE DATE: OCT. 13th It's that time again, to celebrate all of the art that we've been creating with community. Our semi-annual benefit event will take place at the Imperial, on Oct. 13th, at 7 pm. This year's theme is Street Art (in the spirit of art that is accessible to all), and we will feature hip hop dance and music, graffiti artists, parade bands, STOMP!-like percussion, food cart culinary art and more. Stay tuned for ticket purchase info in August!
June 15, 2016 We are very grateful and excited that the City of Vancouver has provided us grant funding to fully realize our Binners Symphony project. This will allow us to employ our city's most active recyclers, through the Binners Project, to collect a creative array of found object instruments from Vancouver's alleys, for use in a large-scale STOMP!-like community percussion piece that we will present, through Music on Main's Modulus Festival in November. ALL community members interested in participating in our improv found object drumming workshops, next fall, can sign up at partnering community centres: Roundhouse, Sunset, Trout Lake, & the UBC Learning Exchange after August 15th.
June 7, 2016 I of C Director, Laura Barron, was honored to be an invited guest on Roundhouse Radio's, Trying to Be Good. Listen to her describe her journey from classical flutist to community arts organizer here cirh.streamon.fm/listen-pl-3236
May 30, 2016 Instruments of Change artists, Laura Barron and Juliana Bedoya recently returned from Bogata, Colombia, where they lead Something Collective's latest global youth project with students from Liceo Boston and Tuna Alta schools. This creative exchange between students in Colombia and West Vancouver explored the impact of the “fast fashion” industry on their self-esteem, the economy, and their environment, through the creation of original theatre and music performances, using costumes and accessories that the students fabricate from natural and found (trash) materials. Check out the students' imaginative work here: somethingcollective.ca