WE Arts was born in looking forward at the role of the arts in the West End. We partnered with the City of Vancouver in creating the West End Art Plan. Through several public consultations we we learned what arts and culture priorities our neighbours have, and we adopted them as goals for WE Arts.
West End Neighbours
West End Neighbours interest is to enhance and celebrate the quality of life, the distinct, the diverse character and the heritage of the West End, a livable neighbourhood between downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. We accomplish this by influencing policy decisions and ensuring change is based on evolving community needs, is neighbourly and respectful, and reflects relevant and timely engagement with residents.
The promotion of community engagement in decisions affecting the neighbourhood is one of our key themes. The West End is a densely populated urban community in Vancouver, with a population of about 46,000 people and a history of over 100 years.