Calling All Children and Families and Every Creative One of Us

Do you like to draw and colour?

As a show of support for front-line workers, we would love to decorate the windows at Historic Joy Kogawa House with hearts and rainbows.

Please colour a heart or rainbow and deliver it to our Little Free Library at 1450 West 64th Avenue in Vancouver.

Thank you for your drawings!

Portrait of Kate Metten

An Initiative of Our April and May Writer-in-Residence

This initiative is a project of our April and May writer-in-residence, Kate Metten.

An emerging writer, Kate Metten is an interdisciplinary artist who graduated from ECUAD with a Major in Ceramic Sculpture and Oil Painting. Her research is grounded within the Modernist philosophies of the Bauhaus. Metten’s preoccupation with the mechanics of looking, the psychological play of optical illusions, and our brain’s response to reductionist imagery confronts viewers with the conditioning of their own perception. Recent solo shows include The Thinking Eye at BAF, Old Ideas at CSA Space, and Untitled at WAAP.

Have a look at Kate’s website to see past exhibitions and her line of wheel-thrown ceramic tableware.

While living in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House, Kate Metten is outlining a novel and creating concrete poetry from the titles of exhibitions from current issues of Art Forum magazine. She is also filling the kitchen cupboards with handmade ceramics for future writers to use.

Help Us Support Emerging Writers

Historic Joy Kogawa House directly supports writers of all backgrounds through author residencies. New with this year’s call for applications is an opportunity for emerging writers to apply for one-month residencies in November or December each year. Applications are open until to August 31, 2020.

Giving Tuesday Now

A global day of giving and unity will take place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to COVID-19. We recognize the immense and unprecedented impact the COVID-19 public health emergency is having, and will likely continue to have, on the arts and culture sector, including impacts on our funded projects and organizations.

At Historic Joy Kogawa House, revenue-generating events such as writing workshops, educational tours, and other events are now on hold. Our annual donation of $25,000 from a private family foundation has been reduced considerably to $5,000 as that foundation quite rightly redirects its funds to support first responders and front-line workers.

Please help us fill the gap in revenues with a donation large or small. We invite all Canadians to join us in demonstrating the power of generosity.

Use the button on our Support page to make a secure donation. Or write a cheque payable to the Historic Joy Kogawa Society and mail it to #GivingTuesdayNow, Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4.

Tax receipts are available for all donations.

Thank you for your support!

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