Open Up! A Conversation on Sustainable Models and Strategies for a Music Centre



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Performing Arts, Forums & Talks

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7-9pm
Creekside Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room 4
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver - This is an accessible venue
Free admission (limited space, free registration at

Our third conversation event is a chance to reflect on the studies and work VIM has undertaken over the last seven years, and to look at the road ahead. On July 12, the City of Vancouver approved the re-zoning of the Plaza of Nations to include a music presentation centre.
The Conversation on Tuesday, September 18 will enable public feedback on the current plans and to discuss challenges and opportunities as we begin to focus plans for the development of an exciting music hub at the Plaza of Nations.
The Vancouver Independent Music Centre Society (VIM House) was created in July 2011 by a coalition of musicians, music presenters and managers who support the planning and development of a purpose built, culturally diverse, affordable and accessible music centre. This not-for-profit, charitable organization has undertaken a series of studies to determine the need for and feasibility of a new state-of-the art venue that will suit the needs of the local music community and Vancouver residents and visitors.
The vision for VIM House is to showcase the incredible diversity and wealth of music in Vancouver, as well as to host performers from around the world; to create a place where musicians and artists from different genres and cultures will meet one another, share ideas and experiences and develop new musical collaborations.
Vancouver has produced some of the best musicians in the world and is home to a growing population eager for music of all kinds, yet is lacking the creative hub for music that can be found in many cities. As plans move forward to include a music presentation/creation venue in the vision for Northeast False Creek, VIM House is looking to engage the community in a series of discussions exploring sustainable models and strategies for this future venue.