IV16 SPEAKER: Tom Carter

Vancouver artist Tom Carter paints and studies a Vancouver that is both long gone and eternally under the surface. He paints rain soaked urban landscapes in acrylic that evoke the smell of coal smoke on the salt air of False Creek, the rattle of streetcars against the rumble of the sawmills. Even though this particular Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Dusty Hagerud

Dusty has been obsessed with the animated object from birth. Growing up with Jim Henson on the screen, no one could ask for a better influence to pave the way to become creative director and founder of Color Sound Lab, Puppet Designers & Fabricators. He has been performing, illustrating, designing and fabricating in Puppetry for Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Vi An Diep

Vi An is a self-taught, independent world-music recording artist and intuitive improviser who specializes on long-plucked zither instruments from Vietnam, China and Japan. Vi An (pronounced ~ vee – an) who was born outside of Saigon, Vietnam, immigrated with her family to Calgary, Alberta at age 5. She first encountered the Chinese – zheng (jiun) Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Vanessa Richards

She is fascinated by how stories can be developed across creative platforms, and shared. She loves collaborating with groups and supporting individuals and organizations to create inventive, meaningful and beautiful projects. As a performer she has worked in music, film, television, and theatre. As an artistic director she’s devised public celebrations and arts education programmes Read More…

IV Presents – Episode 6 with Rob Hill

At 23, Rob Hill noticed something wasn’t right when he experienced excruciating abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. For a young man who rarely even went to the doctor or had a GP, this was definitely not the norm.

IV Presents – Episode 5 with Sarah Jickling

Our fifth episode of IV Presents is live and available for download, this time with IV15 alumna Sarah Jickling. The first time a doctor told Sarah she had bipolar disorder, she didn’t believe her. In her mind, bipolar was a scary word reserved only for crazy people. It wasn’t Sarah. She was a musician who played glockenspiel Read More…

IV Presents – Episode 4 with Jamie D. Grant

Our fourth episode of IV Presents is live and available for download, this time with IV14 alumnus Jamie D. Grant. Jamie D. Grant is a Vancouver paramedic. He’s also one of the happiest people we’ve ever met. He’s been on thousands of calls and helped save counts lives and his love for life is probably why he’s Read More…

IV15 Speaker Video: Aaron Wong

Who knew a lifelong passion could turn into such a fascinating hobby? At the age of 3, Aaron Wong saw a man curl his lip, sing, and swivel his hips on TV and was immediately hooked on The King. Everywhere he went, Aaron played Elvis’ music—in his car, on his stereo, or in his headphones. Read More…

IV15 Speaker Video: Liam Lewis

Liam Lewis’ passion for cooking and all things food-related started at young age. By age 10, Liam had started his own food blog where he visited with chefs, bakers, and farmers, learning about preparing food along the way. He can whip together a great meal and has even participated in Dinner Party YVR for the Read More…

IV15 Speaker Video: Eyoälha Baker

The ‘group think’ concept may produce wild riots, mass murder, and destruction but why can’t it create beauty, build community, and support a better world for everyone to live in? Eyoälha Baker (her name means ‘the wind’ in Kwakiutl language) is exploring this concept by spreading beauty and joy. Joy can be contagious, especially when Read More…