DTES Art Engagement Project

This project included eighteen arts and crafts workshops over six months, at various downtown eastside (DTES) locations. The goal of this project was to harness the transformative power of art as a means to alleviate the burden of mental health challenges faced by many DTES residents. This project led to the establishment of the Downtown Eastside Arts and Crafts Society.

UBC Student Project Lead: Taylor Bootsma

Community Partner: Vancouver Coastal Health

Grant Type: C2C

Year of Publication: 2023

Topic: Representation

Keywords: Communities of care, Underrepresented Populations, Community Engagement 

Population: Adult, Immigrant, Indigenous, Women, Youth