Arts’ Civic Impact: Researchers in Residence

In conjunction with Mass Culture and Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s Aboriginal Gathering Place, The Arts’ Civic Impact: Researchers in Residence, BC cohort focuses on developing a qualitative arts impact framework through a decolonized, Indigenous research lens for Indigenous focused, BC arts organizations in concert with four other researchers from across the country.

The BC Cohort will infuse the research with Indigenous protocols, way and knowledge to bring deeper engagement and understanding the complex relationship that Indigenous organizations and communities in the civil art and culture sector and how indigenous artists, filmmakers, ECU art/design/media alumni that have utilized cultural production to create other forms of value (social, ethical, communal, identity vs economic or state-sponsored, extractionist).

Faculty Supervisor:

Steven Lam;Connie Watts


Sydney Pickering


Mass Culture Canada




Arts, entertainment and recreation


Emily Carr University of Art and Design



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