ArtSpring Patrons’ Survey

There’s still time to complete the survey, which will help us understand more about how our patrons feel about attending events at ArtSpring again.

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all businesses and organizations throughout Canada, but particularly the cultural sector. The survey results will be important for ArtSpring to prepare for recovery planning and for a return to live events. We want our patrons to have confidence in the steps we’re taking as we follow the B.C. Public Health guidelines, and to feel safe about coming back to the theatre. We are counting on your valuable collaboration. Please be assured your responses will be anonymous. We do not ask for your name, contact information, or any other information that could identify you. The time required to complete the survey is between 3 and 5 minutes. The link to the survey is:

The survey is now open and will close on June 29, 2020.

From all the team at ArtSpring, thank you for your contribution.

Readers’ Submissions

What have you been up to lately? We asked you to let us know how you’ve been keeping busy and creative. Please keep submissions coming to

Thank you this week to Chloe Haigh, a grade 11 dance student at GISS:

“I have been dancing for a very long time but the work and art that came out of this weird, uneasy time has been some of the most rewarding. I think I speak for each of my fellow dancers when I say that it has been hard. Trying to find positive inspiration when you are feeling lost and alone was one of the trickiest parts of this term. I am used to finding inspiration in a daily routine where dance is incorporated in a specific time frame. During this time, it never felt like inspiration hit me when I needed it. Having no dance performance, nor a stage to look forward to at the end of the process made finding the inspiration and drive to create something to be proud of even harder. I have missed being in the environment of dance, the studio, the stage, the people. A place where creativity flows through you daily, a place of belonging and love. Though my dance mates and I have both been in places of distress and darkness, it has helped us all find a deeper and more meaningful side to ourselves and our dancing. This has led to beautiful solos from every dance student. I think when we all look back on these days, we will remember the hardships but we will also remember the beauty that came out of them.”


BC Arts Council Microgrant Program

The Microgrant Pilot Program is intended to support professional artists and cultural practitioners in B.C. to adapt either an existing work or their professional practice to respond to emergent needs or changes in the arts and culture sector. Awards of up to $1,500 are available. More >

Isolation Commissions #93

Alex Mah, performed by Sasha Schaepe. More >


Support us with the Thrifty Foods Smile Card program. If you already have a Smile Card from ArtSpring you can continue loading it up and we’ll receive 5%.

Don’t have a Smile Card from ArtSpring? Contact us – or 250.537.2102 – and we’ll happily put one in the mail for you. Please confirm which address you’d like it sent to.

Thank you for your continued support!