DAREarts Vancouver Program
Launched in 2010 to reach kids in the Downtown Eastside, DAREarts Vancouver programs empower young people with the confidence and courage to be leaders. Through workshops in dance, drama, literature, music, visual arts, photography and videography, our young teens practise the values of Discipline, Action, Responsibility and Excellence so they can create a strong future.
This year, DAREarts Vancouver welcomes Coast Salish Artist, John Aitken, to our team. John is a carver, dancer and playwright from the Comiaken First Nation. John and DAREarts Vancouver Teacher Shelley MacDonald are collaborating to perform his play ‘The Gift’ for students as a provocation for discussion and leadership.
DAREarts helped me learn in new ways. I would not trade my experience from DAREarts for the world, and I hope other kids can get the same experience.