MACC works collaboratively and cooperatively with numerous organizations to bring a diverse range of experience and programs to the community.
African Friendship Society
The African Friendship Society is a organizations whose mandate is to educate while entertaining, to promote mental and emotional well-being for all, social inclusion and community engagement and connectedness through African arts, and help build self-esteem and empowerment within the African community (especially the youth) through positive cultural identification. They also provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds to learn about and experience African culture, values, history and traditions in friendship and mutual respect, while embracing and celebrating diversity.
For more info, visit the African Friendship Society website
Big Band Jazz Festival
The Big Band Jazz Festival is a yearly two-day festival showcasing big bands from BC Universities, providing many of these bands the opportunity to learn from each other. Proceeds are donated to the Fraser McPHerson Scholarship Fund.
Brad Marsden is a Residential School Counselor and Facilitator from the Gitksan Nation. Together with Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, Brad delivers Fire Across the Land, powerful experiential workshops to help educate service providers of the collective trauma that has impacted Native people throughout North America’s history.
For more information, visit Brad Marsden’s Blog
Canadian Diabetes Association
Food Skills for Families is a hands-on curriculum based program that makes healthy eating, shopping and cooking easy, quick and fun. Diabetes Canada offers this successful six-session program to teach people how to make healthy meals, snacks and beverage choices and to gain confidence in the kitchen. Programs are delivered to targeted, at risk populations.
Dezza Dance provides classes, workshops, programs and productions to enhance the lives of dance artists and dance enthusiasts. Under the direction of dancer/choreographer Desirée Dunbar, emerging dance artists develop their own vocabulary and express themselves with peer support, as well as develop skills such as teaching classes. Every year, Dezza Dance delivers a dance performance at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre entitled ‘Leg Up!’
For more info, visit the Dezza Dance website.
Foolish Operations is a contemporary dance organization that seeks to create and discover new dance experiences where professionals and non-professionals, young and old alike are capable, make choices and solve problems, lead and follow, create and collaborate together. Using the power of play to re-shape reality, Foolish Operations celebrates children, including babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as agents of their own creative choices so that, together, we can build a healthier and more connected future for all.
For more info, visit the Foolish Operations Website
Girls Rock Camp
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is a project for female youth ages 8-17. We provide young women the opportunity to explore, access and create music with the guidance of positive mentors. We believe that girls possess power and agency and that we provide tools to amplify their already strong voices.
For more info, visit the Girls Rock Camp website.
Hibret Amharic School
This class is for children interested in learning to read and write one of Ethiopia’s major languages, Amharic. In addition, students will also learn about Ethiopia’s culture, and history through music, dance and song. Once a month the group will have a day dedicated to cooking traditional Ethiopian dishes as well.
To register, contact Mekdes Gete at email@example.com.
Interplay is an annual festival run by Mutable Subject and hosted at the Moberly Arts and Culture Centre featuring multiple performances from artists exploring the concept of performance through multidisciplinary streams.
For more info, visit the Mutable Subject website.
The Onibana Taiko trio, Kage Eileen, Kobayashi Noriko and Komori Leslieare, are veterans of the Taiko drumming form and command taiko cred at fifty (+) years young.
Polymer Dance offers weekly classes mixing techniques, training, and improvisation for beginners and intermediate/advanced non-professional dancers, along with opportunities to perform in a mix of traditional and non-traditional venues a few times a year. Led by Miriam Esquitín and Kristina Lemieux, Polymer collaborates with other community dance and arts groups, city events, and professional artists.
For more info, visit the Polymer Dance website.
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Since 1977, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House has been a leader in building healthy and engaged neighbourhoods in South Vancouver by connecting people and strengthening their capacity to create change. The South Vancouver Nieghbourhood House is open to everyone and is a place where you can meet a friend, have some coffee, connect to programs or services, become a volunteer, or find resources.
For more information, visit South Vancouver Neighbourhood House website.
Vancouver Community Gamelan Society
The Vancouver Community Gamelan Society is a community group for Vancouver’s thriving Gamelan instrument scene. This group is led by Ann Hepper.
Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is one of the first concert orchestras devoted specifically to performing new intercultural music on a grand scale. It is currently the only professional ensemble of its kind in Canada, and one of a only a handful that exist in the world. The VICO brings together musicians and composers from many cultural and artistic communities in the Greater Vancouver area, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Indian, Persian (Iranian), Latin and South American, Vietnamese, African, North American and European.
For more info, visit the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra website
Writers International Network
The Writers International Network was created to fulfil the need of an environment where the work of an artist is appreciated and recognized no matter what background, what language or what cultural heritage that artist belongs to. Each year, the Writers International Network produces An Evening of Poetry to celebrate International Poetry Day, a free event that recognizes and awards Vancouver poets.
For more info, visit the Writers International Network website.
For further information on creative partnerships and community engagement call the Arts Programmer at 604-718-5857.