Prosperity in. Precarity out.
The mission of ArtsPond is to cultivate big ideas and untapped potential in the arts into exceptional, everyday realities for collective impact on-the-ground and in-the-cloud.
Devoted to radical inclusivity, our vision is to propagate a new normal in the facility of multidisciplinary Canadian arts services to collectively eliminate systemic socioeconomic barriers for vulnerable arts and cultural workers from diverse backgrounds.
Together, our mandate is to incubate positive whole systems change in response to such urgent societal issues from a rapidly changing digital world to growing income inequality/precarity and loss of affordable shelter and workspaces for artists.
Our core objectives include:
Strengthening public engagement within cross-disciplinary arts communities, incorporating emerging, mid-career, and established voices;
Bolstering capacity of racialized, economically-vulnerable creators, curators, educators, producers, and arts professionals within cross-cultural urban, rural, remote, and digital communities; and,
Democratizing access to high-quality support services for underserved arts/cultural workers, regardless of culture, ethnicity, age, or income.