Expanding The Creative Community
Connecting With Nature
Rich Diverse Voices
Youth Engaged in Community
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The Art Farm is a non-profit organization based out of the Sunshine Coast, BC, on the traditional territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and shíshálh Nations We organize a variety of community-engaged art projects, installations, and events. Our projects aim to respect our environment, share the voices of the underrepresented, and strengthen our community through creative collaboration.
Emergence – A Youth Empowerment Project
Emergence is a youth-led multi-disciplinary exploration of the impact rising sea levels are having on our ocean-bound communities, and the responses—intellectual, emotional, physical—that are emerging out of this crisis.
Emergence Project is an artistic production that explores the shíshálh swiya and the Four Braves Story shared by Hiwus Calvin Craigan through arts, media & technology. Artists with Deer Crossing the Art Farm has been partnering with Hiwus Calvin Craigan since Spring 2018 to share and enliven Hiwus’ story of The Four Braves with shíshálh nation members and students and families of the Sunshine Coast.
Raising the Curtain
The Imagination Network is a ground-breaking three-year project – Raising the Curtain – that involves creating a theatrical production that is written, produced and performed by people with dementia in collaboration with professional artists, care givers, and community members. Through a partnership with Douglas College, this project also has an important research component with a goal of identifying ways in which creative engagement improves the lives of people with dementia.
Over the past three years we have been collaborating, hosting workshops, and learning more about the experience of living with dementia and how being a part of a project such as this can impact those living with dementia and the community that surrounds them.
Rainforest Circus – Submerged
The Rainforest Circus – Submerged is a vibrant theatrical presentation that takes place in a forest. It incorporates aerialists among the trees, original music and soundscape, clown, dance, poetry and installation art – all inspired by the theme of water — woven together into a live performance. It is a dynamic and collaborative experience between audience, performers, and the forest.
Over two years a troupe from Deer Crossing The Art Farm traveled to various coastal communities to network and develop the theme Submerged. The group collaborated with local arts groups in each community, facilitated workshops and created vignettes with participants of all ages. Through this process helped shape the story of the production.
In 2019 the team put on 5 sold out shows shows in Roberts Creek BC, then went on tour to Sointula Malcolm Island to do 3 more! Thank you to all who contributed to this shows success! Last summer we traveled to Powell River, BC. to do workshops and collaborate with the community in preparation a show in summer of 2021.