Posts Tagged ‘Kate Armstrong’

Nothing happens in good weather

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Great Vancouver public art work titled “Nothing Happens in Good Weather” by the Instant Coffee collective, curated by Barbara Cole of Other Sights. Photos by Kate Armstrong and Kelly Lycan via the Goethe Institut’s Goethe Satellite. I hope this is a permanent installation.

Lieselotte Lehman, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Jinhan Ko, Sonja Greigoschewski, Barbara Cole, Jenifer Paparao, Kate Armstrong.

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“Got culture? Um, actually, no.” By Kate Armstrong.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010


The best and most entertaining piece written so far on the topic of the recent devastating cuts to arts funding in my province of British Columbia is by Vancouver artist and writer Kate Armstrong. It was published a few months ago in Granville Magazine. I’m reprinting it here today as a counterpoint to the fantastically expensive Olympics currently taking place in Vancouver, which may or not be very closely related to our government’s recent demolition of the arts.

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Kim Cattrall speaks out against BC arts funding cuts

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Thank you, Kim! In case you’re wondering what Kim is talking about here, the BC government is trying to cut arts funding in BC by a massive 90% over the next couple of years. This arts funding was only a tiny proportion of the budget -1/20 of 1% before the cuts. When there’s a $1.36 direct return on investment for every dollar the government spends on the arts, this sort of cutting is just stupid.

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