ecosystems Symposium:
Strengthening Artist Relations

The ecosystems symposium is an introduction to a multi-pronged approach to strengthening artist relations. Each day of the symposium will focus on one of the three pillars of ecosystems: Artist Care, Advocacy and Repair, and Wise Practices. For three days we’ll join in learning and listening from knowledge holders with living and professional experience; we'll share meals, participate in ceremony, and witness art. On the fourth day we will be hosting a community market and show.

We would like to offer this space for our peers and colleagues who are looking for tools to enact systemic change in tangible ways, with help from community members who are leading trailblazing work. This professional development opportunity will include workshops and panels curated with the care and intentionality that characterizes our work. We’re proud to offer an opportunity to gain knowledge that centres anti-oppression, liberation, disability justice, and other values that we believe serve artists and arts workers. We hope that you will join us!

The team at Vines Art Society is excited to introduce the ecosystems Symposium: Strengthening Artist Relations. This four-day symposium (Nov 29-Dec 2) is an opportunity for arts and culture workers to come together to nurture our relationships to each other and sow seeds for growth in our sector. 


Am Johal

Ana Santos

Audrey Siegl

Cease Wyss


Elliott Hearte

fanny kearse


Heather Lamoureux

Jada-Gabrielle Pape

jaye simpson

jaz whitford

Jillian Christmas

Jolene Andrew

Joyce Rosario

karmella benedito de barros

Katia Asomaning

Manuel Axel Strain

Marcelo Ponce

Miranda Dick

Ocean Shagor

Senaqwila Wyss

Siobhan Barker



Starr Muranko


Tonye Aganaba

Vanessa Kwan