The Artists’ Residency program is an important part of our commitment to community cultural development. Professional artists create collaborative projects with community members through workshops, programs, discussions, rehearsals and productions. Residency projects are about building a creative community; they promote diversity, innovation, collaboration and involvement.
Moberly hosts residencies for artists who seek space for rehearsal, presentations and collaborative art projects. Artists benefit from a space that gives them the opportunity to develop professionally and/or to create and complete projects. Artists give back to the community through outreach, events and programming activities.
We support projects that focus on empowering the creative voices of all participants; building on their personal experiences and backgrounds to realize a collaborative creative outcome. If you have a project that you would like to pursue at MACC get in touch with us!
Arts & Health: Healthy Aging through the Arts (50+)
The Moberly Senior Dancers are part of Arts & Health, a unique arts initiative at community and seniors centres across greater Vancouver, which connects professional artists and seniors for collaborative art-making. The Moberly Senior Dancers, together with professional dance artists Anna Kraulis and Olivia Davies, explore cultural traditions, personal history and movement through improvisation and dance. Contact Caroline Liffmann 604-718-5857 for further information.
For more information, visit the Arts & Health website.
Community Sewing with Fabienne Good
Fabienne Good joins the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre as an artist in residence, working with the public to create textile based works of art together, using scraps of fabric from all around. Participants can expect to start small with practical projects and move onto larger projects, like a community made quilt.
Lori Snyder Medicinal Herb Garden
The Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre garden is being developed into a community space for growing herbs and medicinal plants under the guidance of Lori Snyder, a local indigenous herbalist and educator. Participate in drop-in workshops and gardening sessions to get up close and personal with some herbs that are easy to grow in your garden, and learn how to use them to create important medicines, salves, remedies, teas and more.
If you would like to be involved in helping us grow this garden plot for the community, and learn how to use the herbs grown in it, please email Oliver McTavish-Wisden at Moberlyarts@vancouver.ca.
Tayybeh Syrian Homestyle Cooking
This cooking residency highlights the richness, complexity, and most importantly regionalism of Syrian food. Each class sheds light on one of the Syrian culinary hubs, namely Aleppo, Damascus, Latakia, Homs. This residency focuses on what Tayybeh does best, homestyle food that feeds your body and soul and is reminiscent of your mum’s kitchen. Participants will get the chance to learn about the history of Syrian food and specialty ingredients, and the history of the city of focus for the day. Participants will also hear stories about our chefs and their cooking experiences back home and now in Canada and take part in preparing 3 items. Each class culminates in a little Syrian feast for everyone.
Orange Boxes and City Futures with Cristina Moretti
Orange Boxes and City Futures is a community collaborative project that examines the orange fences that surround trees in construction zones in Vancouver. What do these orange boxes say about the city and its transformations? How do they make visible the future of a building or a neighborhood? Participate in this series of workshops to engage in art activities and discussions that relate to your neighbourhood and these fences. We will photograph and draw orange boxes, share food, create poetry, and discuss our ideas and experiences of change, focusing on our everyday life and sense of home. To conclude the workshops, we will create a final exhibition at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre.