our partners' mandates
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery’s mandate is to research, exhibit, collect, publish, educate and develop programs in the field of contemporary art and in contemporary approaches to the practice of art history and criticism. The Gallery is not limited to particular media or disciplines. However, it places special emphasis on the areas of the Canadian avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s, the international network developed at the time and its role in the art of today; emerging artists; Vancouver’s post-war art history; and practices and projects that challenge the status quo, including exhibition concepts initiated by artists.Through a regular program of exhibitions, publications, loans, traveling exhibitions, special projects and exchange programs, the Belkin Art Gallery participates in the national and international community of institutions concerned with contemporary art.
The Museum of Anthropology’s (MOA) mandate is to inspire understanding of and respect for world arts and cultures. MOA emphasizes exhibition, teaching, as well as research of international visual, intangible, and performative culture, and critical and collaborative museology. It provides a transformative environment for visitors to learn about themselves and others, and to consider contemporary and historical events and issues from multiple perspectives. It strives to enhance its international profile while working locally, maintaining and strengthening its focus on Aboriginal peoples of British Columbia as well as diverse cultural communities. It embraces interdisciplinarity and endeavors to provide innovative and imaginative exhibits and programs, encouraging full academic and student participation.
Presentation House Gallery (PHG) is the largest non-profit photographic gallery in Western Canada. It has offered a variety of contemporary and historical photographic and media exhibitions since 1981. PHG's mandate is to exhibit and disseminate photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. In addition to the exhibition program, this gallery organizes national and international tours of exhibitions, produces publications, and offers public events and art education programs. It endeavours to offer the community diverse experiences which will enrich viewers with new considerations about the world which they live.