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Call | Community Needs Assessment for Metal Arts Hub Feasibility Study

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

Do you practice METAL ARTS (including jewellery) in Metro Vancouver? Do you identify as Indigenous or a member of an underrepresented community?

Vancouver Metal Arts Association is looking for focus group participants for the Metal Arts Hub Feasibility Project to understand the needs of artists, including Indigenous and other underrepresented communities (e.g., newcomers, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SIA+) associated with the creation of a metal arts hub in Metro Vancouver.

Share your experiences with the existing opportunities and barriers that you have

faced in the artist spaces for the metal and jewellery arts.

Share the qualities of your ideal and desired artists space.

As compensation for time and knowledge, focus group participants will receive a one-time honorarium payment of $350.

The focus group will take place in-person at a location in downtown Vancouver, and the focus group session will be between two and two and a half hours long.

Focus group participation is confidential; all insights will be anonymized and outcomes shared in aggregate.

We have 2 focus groups open for participation:

  • Wednesday, March 1, (6-8:30 pm)

  • Tuesday, March 7, (6-8:30 pm)

Please indicate your preferred focus group date in your email.

Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Please disclose any allergies or dietary restrictions.

To participate or to learn more, please contact Fiorella and Ghazaleh at and Iris Lo at

About the project

The Vancouver Metal Arts Association is undertaking a multi-phase feasibility study to explore building a physical metal arts hub in Metro Vancouver. Phase one, a community needs assessment, has been fully funded by the City of Vancouver and is underway (November 2022-April 2023). VMAA and City in Colour will be presenting preliminary outcomes at its annual general meeting on April 22, 2023. Stay tuned!

This project is made possible by the generous support of the City of Vancouver's Cultural Spaces program.


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