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ongoing projects

Welcome to our new project page!

These are projects that we have taken on in addition to our usual operational programming, and how you can get involved.



new metal arts studio
& artist residency 

We have collaborated with Malaspina Printmakers Society to support a metal arts residency in their Howe Street Studios location in downtown Vancouver. We accept applications on a rolling basis between residency intake calls.

We are helping to build a new metal arts shop at the same location and are accepting donations or leads on what you think would make for a fantastic facility. Contact us with leads and suggestions.

printermedia residency
metal arts hub feasibility study
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2024-2025 exhibitions

From inception, our group exhibitions have comprised the majority of our work. 

Pictured: piece by Addison de Lisle for VMAA's 2024 "Evolving Spaces" juried group exhibition.

For more, keep an eye on the exhibitions page and sign up to our newsletter.


metal arts hub
feasibility study

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project funder

We were successful in securing funding from the City of Vancouver to undertake a feasibility study for a purpose-built metal arts production facility in the city.


VMAA and City in Colour interviewed subject matter experts, including arts support organizations and metal and jewellery artists, to complete a needs assessment for a facility that centres decolonization, sustainability, accessibility, and inclusive skill-sharing. With the kind support of the BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver, VMAA is now embarking on the second phase of this project: to explore the financial and operational feasibility of a decolonized, inclusive metal and jewellery artist hub desired by the community.



decade archive project

2022 marks ten years of VMAA, and the history of our organization has included many, many fantastic artists. Over the next year, we hope to apply for and secure funding for assistance with properly archiving many articles, exhibition catalogues and featured artist profiles.

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funder acknowledgments

We acknowledge with gratitude the contributions of the City of Vancouver Cultural Services department, whose Cultural Spaces (small grants) funding stream has made both phases of our metal arts feasibility project possible.  

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