The Vancouver Art and Leisure Society is a radical artist run organization devoted to presentation, programming, and advocacy of art and leisure in unconventional and unexpected places and ways in Vancouver.
We believe art and leisure should not be limited by space but by idea; presenting events in both professional institutions and nontraditional spaces, but always favouring the unexpected, the temporal, and the experiential. Our programming is site-specific from warehouses to art centres, public parks to festivals, with no scale nor scope too large.
We present professional projects and happenings to the public with no discrimination in terms of artistic intent or discipline. We promote all realms of artistic, sexual and political expression both personal and external. We believe in growing artists of all disciplines through the highest caliber of programming possible.
We envision a world class city with an innovative approach to art and leisure, breaking down barriers of access, providing meaningful connection, and knowledge sharing among the public and artists. Using both private and public spaces, we want to grow Art and Leisure in the city as an important aspect of city planning including developing initiatives for art and leisure on local, regional, and municipal levels.