Capture Photography Festival, Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival, is pleased to partner with Magenta Foundation, Canada’s pioneering charitable arts-publishing house based in Toronto and the founder of the Flash Forward Incubator Program, to present the third edition of Incubator in British Columbia. Designed for students within the high school setting, the program proposes a new and exciting model for arts education in Canada. It prepares emerging artists for their transition out of high school and into the next phases of their artistic careers.
This year, students are responding to the theme It’s a Plastic World. The works examine the impact of the thematic statement and consider how literal and conceptual interpretations of plastic may affect us personally regarding behaviours, values, and a sense of self in conjunction with the current intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of our era.
Incubator integrates interactive and instructional methods to provide youth with diverse opportunities to receive feedback on the evolution of their artistic concepts. It is offered free of charge outside of the regular school curriculum and is an opportunity for students to broaden the scope of their art. Incubator is developed in collaboration with industry professionals and educators, including teachers and artists, as well as Magenta’s and Capture’s education teams.
Each of the professionally printed works is available for purchase in an online auction. 100% of funds raised will go to the participating schools to support their art programs. Visit the online auction at this link to show your support and place a bid.
BC PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
Argyle Secondary, North Vancouver
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver
Georges P. Vanier Secondary, Courtenay-Comox
Highland Secondary, Courtenay-Comox
John Oliver Secondary, Vancouver
Kamloops School of the Arts, Kamloops
Mark R. Isfeld Secondary, Courtenay-Comox
Point Grey Secondary, Vancouver
Stratford Hall, Vancouver
Templeton Secondary, Vancouver
University Hill Secondary, Vancouver
Windermere Secondary, Vancouver
PwC Canada Highlights
PwC Canada is proud to be involved in Capture’s Flash Forward Incubator Program in support of young artists. With several environmental interpretations of this year’s theme, it shows that sustainability is top of mind for many of us and increasingly, it is becoming a global business imperative and an important focus for our firm. At PwC Canada, we are creating leaders, inspiring people and bringing perspectives together to achieve what matters most. It is truly inspiring to see what these young artists can accomplish today and look ahead to the future.