chART: Public Art Marpole is a research group led by Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Since 2011, chART has coordinated interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations that create public art and community engagement projects stemming from the community of Marpole.
chART is working from the Oak Park Fieldhouse as part of the Artist Fieldhouse Studio Program. This amazing opportunity is made possible by the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, the Marpole Oakridge Community Centre, and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. During our time at the Oak Park Fieldhouse, the focus of our public art and community engagement will be environmental issues (particularly wild pollinators) and the social and cultural connections to art within the community of Marpole.
We are looking forward to continuing our collaborations with the Marpole BIA, local schools, the Vancouver Public Library, and many of the other amazing community and cultural groups in Marpole.
The Vancouver Park Board’s Field House Activation Program provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses: arts, culture, sport, environment, local food and social encounters.