To increase access to Victoria’s artistic output; today and for future generations.
Oversee the ArtsVictoria.ca website. This means ensuring it serves the needs of all members the arts community. We report regularly to the City of Victoria who is the sites primary funder. VAPPS guides the direction of site functionality, marketing, policies and partnerships with other organizations.
Hold in trust the historic data. Our database contains 50+ years of band rosters and musician profiles, 16+ years of arts event listings, hundreds of pieces of art, videos, articles and more. It is our responsibility to ensure this data remains archived and accessible in perpetuity.
Represent the entire arts community. VAPPS, has an open board meeting policy, and strives to maintain a board of directors which represents all disciplines of the arts in Victoria. It is our role to listen to the community and ensure they are all represented.
Doug Jarvis (President)
The Victoria Arts Promotion and Preservation society was officially incorporated April of 2014 after a number of years of formative meetings and planning.
In 2015, in partnership with the City of Victoria we added a public art map and gallery to ArtsVictoria.ca which merged the City’s official public art database, with an open community driven system that allows anyone to post notable art of any kind. Later in 2015, VAPPS organized their first event where teams of people travelled around the city photographing and publishing information on local street art.
In 2016 and 2017 when the city of Victoria and the Capital Regional District, were building their community arts plans, VAPPS and ArtsVictoria.ca’s detailed statistics systems were important resources for collecting information about artistic activity in Victoria.
ArtsVictoria.ca is a community driven calendar, directory and living archive of arts activity in Victoria BC. ArtsVictoria.ca is funded by the city of Victoria. VAPPS serves as administrative and advisory body ensuring ArtsVictoria.ca meets the needs of the arts community, and that the artistic data is preserved for future generations.
We want to hear from you. Drop us a line at email@example.com. We have an open board meeting policy, for our board meetings on the first wednesday of every month at 4pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for time and place.