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2017

IMPACT REPORT


KRISTEL SAAN. DYNASTY HANDBAG (JIBZ CAMERON).


13TH ANNUAL

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival JANUARY 16 — FEBRUARY 5, 2017 MISSION PuSh International Performing Arts Festival engages and enriches audiences with adventurous contemporary works in a spirit of innovation and dialogue. The PuSh Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts. The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multidisciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe. The Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work. PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization: #82954 9948 RR0001. PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society gratefully acknowledges that it operates on unceded lands belonging to the Coast Salish people, including territories of the Musqueam, Squamish COVER: MATTEO MAFFESANTI. FOLK-S (ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI).

and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

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WELCOME MESSAGES The curation of a festival program is the farthest thing from a science. There is little that one can predict and be certain of. The selection of shows—the jigsaw puzzle that one assembles for an audience’s appreciation—is made up of a myriad of considerations. It takes several years of planning to put together each edition of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Hundreds of works are considered; only a handful are chosen for inclusion each January.

The 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival launched the day before the U.S. presidential election last November, and opened the week of the inauguration in January. Vancouver spent the intervening months covered in record-high snowfall. The confluence of these unrelated events might have been an inauspicious start to the 13th annual PuSh Festival. Instead, it proved yet again that art is a powerful tool to bring people together.

What is most important? What must be considered for a festival to succeed? For the PuSh Festival, relevance is the defining factor. It is more important than innovation, creativity or taste-making, or any other aspects often considered to be arbiters of cultural value. As important as these may be, the relevance of a given program is what truly defines a festival of note.

The snowstorm that greeted our one-night-only presentation of dirtsong may have dampened the 1,800 patrons who braved the elements, but it did nothing to dampen their warm-hearted response to this incredible evening of song and community.

To measure success or failure, we need to speak of impact. The meaning and significance of a work of art has so much to do with the viewer and the context of performance. The art’s resonance is rarely known until its reception, and its ultimate impact is rarely appreciated until well into the future. We know in our hearts and minds the impact of a parent, a lover, a friend, or a teacher; of an event or time in our lives. So, too, of art. All together they define who we are, help us make sense of the world, and deepen our understanding of the human condition. In the months since the 2017 PuSh Festival, the impact and legacy of each and every show at this year’s Festival has begun to reveal itself. Our hope with the 2017 program, as with every PuSh edition, is that its ultimate meaning and import will continue to reveal itself, over time, over many years. In the following pages, you will also find examples of the impact that you—our audiences, our donors, our partners—continue to make on the PuSh Festival and on our city. Like the art, it plays out year over year. Together with you, we are building a festival of note.

Indeed, the enthusiasm and engagement of that evening was felt throughout the three weeks of the Festival. From our patrons, donors, volunteers and artists, we heard time and again that—this year, especially—they were grateful for what PuSh brings to Vancouver: the best in contemporary performance and opportunities to connect with one another. PuSh closed the 2017 financial year with more than $2 million in revenue, one of the highest notes in the organization’s history. Staff worked with our board of directors to develop our current strategic plan and embed the vision outlined within it into our everyday work. We continued to strategize our internal systems and practices so that they are as forward thinking as the art we present. PuSh has settled into maturity as a leadership organization that advocates for culture to play a larger role in civic life. We are nourished by the bold and relevant work of our local, national and international artists, and we are inspired to support and champion the artistic community in every way we can. It is never easy to entice Vancouverites out of their homes mid-winter. But year after year, people show up—you show up. As the PuSh Festival heads into our 14th year, we are excited to continue to show up for you as well.

Norman Armour ARTISTIC & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Roxanne Duncan MANAGING DIRECTOR

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PHOTO: SARAH RACE. CLUB PUSH CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE JORDAN TANNAHILL AT CLUB PUSH.

PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. MOUTHPIECE (QUOTE UNQUOTE COLLECTIVE).

Celebrating a year of success with you!

PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. CONCORD FLORAL (BRUBACHER/SPOONER/TANNAHILL).

PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. PARTICIPANTS AT ODE TO THE ATTEMPT (JANS MARTENS) WORKSHOP. PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. DIRTSONG (BLACK ARM BAND).

PHOTO: SARAH RACE. ATTENDEES AT ARTS, ACCESS & INCLUSION PANEL.

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2017 BY THE NUMBERS

200 21 6

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

VENUES

97

MAIN STAGE SHOWS CLUB PUSH SHOWS

DOZENS

22,500

18 21 DAYS

ATTENDEES

SOLD OUT

including over

500 PASSHOLDERS who came to the Festival

2,200 TIMES

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

of ancillary events

155 VOLUNTEERS 2,000 HOURS

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contributed more than

YEAR-ROUND STAFF MEMBERS

OF ENERGY, SKILL & EXPERTISE

7,700+

9,300+

FACEBOOK FANS

40

CONTRACT STAFF MEMBERS

18

BOARD MEMBERS

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

2017 GIVING

MAY 1, 2016 – APRIL 30, 2017

317

PUSH PATRONS CIRCLE DONORS CONTRIBUTED

108,300

$

during the three-week 2017 festival

PLEDGED BY OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR A MATCHING CAMPAIGN

70

23

INCLUDING

6

15,000

$

$

31,979

FIRST-TIME DONORS JOINED OUR PATRONS CIRCLE

102

MONTHLY PATRONS CIRCLE DONORS MADE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS OVER 12 MONTHS, PROVIDING THE STEADY FUNDS NEEDED YEAR-ROUND

DONORS MADE GIFTS IN MEMORY OR IN HONOUR OF LOVED ONES


2017 FINANCIALS MAY 1, 2016 – APRIL 30, 2017

GRANTS

867,001

$

CONTRIBUTED

$

$

679,665

FOUNDATION PATRONS CIRCLE MAJOR GIFTS IN-KIND CORPORATE COMMUNITY PARTNERS

REVENUES

2,055,585

$179,750 $89,300 $19,000 $127,072 $141,487 $123,056

EARNED

508,919

$

COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT

$

ARTISTIC & CURATORIAL

1,231,509

$

$

529,191

EXPENSES

2,016,399 ADMINISTRATION

255,699

$

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Your support of the PuSh Festival brings the performing arts to life on Vancouver stages

PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. DIRTSONG (BLACK ARM BAND).


PHOTO: NICKY NEWMAN. DIRTSONG (BLACK ARM BAND)

PHOTO: NICKY NEWMAN. DIRTSONG (BLACK ARM BAND)

PHOTO: RYHS GRAHAM. DIRTSONG (BLACK ARM BAND)

PROGRAMMING EXCEPTIONAL ART FROM AROUND THE WORLD It takes almost two years—and in some cases, longer—to program artists for an upcoming edition of the PuSh Festival. Throughout the year, our curatorial team, Artistic and Executive Director Norman Armour and Associate Curator Joyce Rosario, work behind the scenes and travel to theatres around the world to survey work by the most exciting artists practicing today. They don’t do it alone; the PuSh Festival is part of a global network of presentation partners who share leads on artists, resources and industry connections. To present dirtsong by Australia’s Black Arm Band at the 2017 PuSh Festival, for instance, required more than three years of collaboration with many partners, over many time zones. We worked with colleagues in Australia, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary to ensure that this timely, important work could be seen by audiences across Canada. Together with our partners we build regional and global tours that allow artists to perform for audiences far and wide.

80+ national and international presentation partners 21 cities in 10 countries visited 29 festivals attended 200+ shows attended PuSh Festival is a crucial link and partner in an evergrowing network of presenters committed to contemporary work and its practioners. PuSh has carved out a very distinct profile and role for itself… Quite simply, it is one of the finest performing arts festivals in the world.” LANE CZAPLINSKI DIRECTOR OF PERFORMING ARTS WEXNER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS (USA)

Over a third of revenue from individual donations come from Patrons Circle donors who have committed to making ongoing contributions—monthly, quarterly and over multiple years. The steady funding provided by these ongoing donors allows us to accomplish our year-round work and achieve our long-term artistic vision, which includes such ambitious and complex projects as dirtsong.

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PHOTO: PHOEBE CHEONG. EVERY BRILLIANT THING (PAINES PLOUGH/PENTABUS THEATRE COMPANY).

52 international artists from 10 countries 59 artists from across Canada 11 Vancouver debuts of Canadian and international artists

PHOTO: SARAH RACE. BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LAND (TOURETTESHERO).

5 world premieres 6 Canadian premieres of international work

PHOTO: EDMUND COLLIER. .MESS (CHINA PLATE).

ENGAGING ARTISTS OF THE WORLD TO SPARK DIALOGUE AND EXCHANGE When the PuSh Festival invites the world’s most exciting and important artists to our city their art seeds transformative experiences, opens conversation and expands our perspective of contemporary issues. Their performances at the PuSh Festival and their presence in Vancouver are an open exchange of ideas— between artists and citizens alike. The 2017 PuSh Festival welcomed many remarkable artists, and in particular, a special contingent of five English companies as part of our caravan: new english performance showcase. Through their eye-opening, hopeful works that delve into weighty issues, such as depression, anorexia and social justice, these artists from across the pond did nothing less than show us new ways of being—with courage, heart and humour. Artists and their work leave indelible impressions on audiences, the local community of artists and practitioners, and the city at large.

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This show gave us the opportunity to learn about a different topic. A lot of us didn’t really know about mental illness and eating disorders and now we can become more aware of our surroundings and the people around us because you never really know what someone is going through.” STUDENT DICKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ABOUT MESS (CHINA PLATE, ENGLAND)

Patrons Circle donors contribute to covering the costs of hosting the many visiting artists at the PuSh Festival, like this year’s 21 caravan showcase artists and crew from England. Travel and accommodation for visiting artists require significant financial resources, and account for 11% of our annual budget. Donor investments to PuSh support these types of expenses so that the art can be seen in Vancouver.


PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. AUDIENCE AT DIRTSONG (BLACK ARM BAND).

Your support of the PuSh Festival brings the performing arts into the lives of many people

PHOTO: SARAH RACE. PUSH VOLUNTEERS.

PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. AUDIENCE AT TOWN CHOIR (THEATRE REPLACEMENT).

PHOTO: KRISTEL SAAN. AUDIENCE AT CLUB PUSH AT THE FOX CABARET.

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58 Push Youth Passholders 232 $5 Youth tickets purchased 123 participants in PuSh Youth Program initiatives

As a Deaf, gender-neutral, Taiwanese-Chinese person of colour, I found the Youth Academy a tremendous experience. It was amazing. My brain expanded to great heights and horizons through the discussions I was involved in, or just by watching and being who I am in different spaces. I do hope in the future to have more Deaf youth participate in this kind of experience. This was the best gift of the year. I won’t forget it.” PHOTO: TIM MATHESON. PARTICIPANTS AT YOUTH ASSEMBLY.

BUILDING A FUTURE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE At the PuSh Festival, we’re moving forward with young people. With several initiatives, such as the Youth Pass and Youth Academy, that make the arts engaging, entertaining and easier to access, we’re helping to usher the next generation through the rich world of the performing arts. Working hand in hand with young people, we create meaningful opportunities to fill their lives—today and forever—with art, culture and creativity. Concord Floral by Toronto’s Brubacher/Spooner/Tannahill at the 2017 PuSh Festival was one such opportunity, an ambitious project with far-reaching impact. In this Governor General Award-nominated play, a cast of Lower Mainland teenagers—and indeed all teenagers as a class of their own—took centre stage, claiming a space for themselves and demanding to be seen on their own terms. This was a thrilling experiment in creation, collaboration and participation—with youth leading the charge.

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JESSICA YOUTH ACADEMY MEMBER

Investments made by Patrons Circle donors bring large-scale artistic projects like Concord Floral to life. With these contributions, the PuSh Festival can execute the significant logistics required to support the shows’ creative teams—from casting and rehearsals to marketing and technical production. We wouldn’t be able to do our part without our donors.


PHOTO: SARAH RACE. AUDIENCE AT BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LAND (TOURETTESHERO).

SHARING PERFORMING ARTS WITH EVERYONE The PuSh Festival strives to ensure that individuals facing physical, social, cultural or financial barriers can attend our shows because we believe the transformative experiences of the performing arts lead to a brighter future and healthier society for all. We value and embrace each unique audience member; we believe our individual perspectives contribute to our collective strength. For the first time at the 2017 PuSh Festival, we introduced “relaxed performances.” Taking our cue from English artist Jess Thom and her revolutionary play about life with Tourette syndrome, Backstage in Biscuit Land, we offered relaxed performances to welcome anyone— and everyone—who could benefit from a stress-free attitude to noise and movement on the part of audience members, including people on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. It’s a more inclusive theatre environment that embraces, rather than rejects, our individual differences.

427 free tickets distributed through Accessible PuSh community ticketing 40+ community services organizations, including 15 Indigenous groups, benefited from Accessible PuSh initiatives 22 volunteers specially trained on accessibility issues to support diversely abled patrons 25 venue accessibility audits conducted

It was so refreshing to see Jess perform her hilarious show. It opened my eyes and allowed me to look at my own Tourette’s in a different light, without embarrassment and frustration. I think the best thing someone can do is to continue to learn and understand different minds, and when one hears the words ‘disability’ or ‘disorder’ to not interpret them as ‘less than.’” GEORGIA YOUTH PASSHOLDER ABOUT BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LAND (TOURETTESHERO, ENGLAND)

Contributions from our Patrons Circle donors provided volunteers with the specialized training required to execute relaxed performances and support audience members with diverse needs at the 2017 Festival. Together with our supporters, we were able to provide three nights of relaxed performances for more than 500 audience members at Backstage in Biscuit Land.

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THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS CIRCLE DONORS For their tremendous generosity to the PuSh Festival, we honour and thank our Patron Circle donors. Their continued and ongoing commitments bring the performing arts to life in Vancouver.

SUSTAINING ($5,000 – $14,999)

SUPPORTER ($150 – $499)

The R & J Stern Family Foundation • Anndraya Luui • Fei Wong

Anonymous (3) • Anonymous • Jim Anhorn & Patricia Walberg Anhorn • Marijka Asbeek Brusse • Penny Ballem • Trevor Battye • Paul Beagan • Jeremy Berkman & Sheila MacDonald • Allison Blackler • Shawn & Jessica Bouchard • Véronique Boulanger & Carmen Wiseman • Patty Burn • Andrea Busse • Katharine Carol • Barbara Cole • Max Collett • Ann Connors • Lynn Copeland • Elvy Del Bianco • Michael Dobbin • Maria Dobrinskaya • Dale Drewery • Roxanne Duncan • Megan Ellis & Company • Kathy Evans • Jamie Evrard • Sybil Faigin • Alex Ferguson • Jane Flick & Robert Heidbreder • Fox Entertainment Agency • Charles Gauthier • Carole & Martin Gerson • Kara Gibbs & Michael McGuire • Marianne Gibson • Eugene Gorodetsky • Linda Gorrie • Peter Herrndorf • Rosemary Hopkinson • Carolyn Jack • Liesl Jauk • Nancy Knickerbocker • Beverley Kort & Ray Schachter • DD Kugler • Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes • Luce Lafontaine & Gerry McGeough • Jo Ledingham • David Lee • Jocelyn & Fiona Macdougall • Elizabeth MacKenzie • Blair MacLean • Geraldine Maclear • Laurel March • Robyn Marsh • Melody Mason • Stephanie Mayor • Robert McDonagh • Dr. Paula E Meyler • Helen Morris • Ardis Nelson • Alice Niwinski • Wendy Oberlander • Mira Oreck • Bobbi Parker • David Parkes • David Pay & Brian Laberge • Iain Pennington • France Perras • Andrew Petter & Maureen Maloney • Cory Philley • Cindy Reid & Rory Gylander • Sylvia Roberts • Joyce Rosario • Ken Ross • Victoria Ross • Shaundehl Runka • Patricia Ryan • Minna Schendlinger • Kathryn Shaw • Matthew & Matilda So • Alistair Stewart • Michelle Leedham • Dana & Joel Solomon • Diana Solomon • Jonny Sopotiuk • Kristin Stockley • Linnea Strom • Bonnie Sun • Jim & Tara Travis • Christianne Wilhelmson & John Webber • Shauna Wilton • Barb Wolfe • Donna Wong-Juliani • Elizabeth & Christopher Wootten

PRODUCER ($2,500 – $4,999) Leanne Averbach • Sandra Garossino • Harry Gray • Scott Hawthorn • The McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund, held at the Vancouver Foundation • Alexandra Montgomery

CURATOR ($1,000 – $2,499) Norman Armour • Jane Brindley & Ross Paul • Mo Dhaliwal • Peter Dickinson & Richard Cavell • Prem Gill • A.D. Gingrich • Kathy & Stan Hamilton • Michael Heeney & Hilary Meredith • Jane Heyman • Susan Loadman & Kent Gallie • Winkie & Alan Macdougall • Paula Martin • Ross McMillan • Glenn Mori • David Vogt & Tracy Proke • Bill Richardson • Gwyn Roberts • Rodger So • Jennifer Stanley & Thom Weeks • Susan & Bruce Stout • Paul & Joan Whitney • Max Wyman • Mirna Zagar

ADVOCATE ($500 – $999) Evan & Ingrid Alderson • Robert Armour • Roberta Lando Beiser • Lorna Brown • Dana Cromie & Greg Brown • Anne-Marie Dekker • Chris Dobrzanski • Frances Dobrzanski • Marie-Claire Dy • Sandra Gajic • Cheryl Geisler & Mark Stein • Cedar Holdings Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation • Margo Harper • Paul Hecht & Sarah Elkins • Christopher Hunt • Leslie Hurtig • Elsie & Audrey Jang Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation • Jessie Johnston • Winkchop Productions Inc. • Sudha Krishna • Vanessa Kwan • Peter Ladner • Harvey Loen • Kathleen MacDonald • Laura Moore • Susin Nielsen & Goran Fernlund • Rod Pearce • Martin Roland • Lainé Slater • Sue Harvey & Burke Taylor • Barb Whiteman • Stephen Williams • Eric Wilson

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FRIEND ($20 – $149) Anonymous (10) • Anonymous (3) • Anonymous • Laura Aliaga • Michelle Allin • M K Barclay • Ilze Bebris • Frantisek & Lynn Beck • Gisela Beckmann • Alan & Elizabeth Bell • Hannah Bellamy • Linda Belton • Fiona Black • Robbie Blake • Naomi Campbell • Don & Donna Celle • Jane Cherry • Simon Cowell • Juergen Dankwort • Alexander Daughtry • Geoffrey Deacon • Sheila Delany • Janina Deveau • Margaret Dickson • Mary Doherty • Charlotte Ensminger • Itai Erdal • Jillian Fargey • Tara Flynn • Lily Fong • Rachel Forbes • Keren Freed • Kevin Rennie, Rochelle Garfinkel & Family • Kira Gerwing • Ian Gill • Benz Gillani • Shayna Goldberg • Pamela Goossen • Ronda Green • Sean Guist • John Hagen • Kim Harvey • Steven Hill • Kelly Ho • Heather Hoiness • Roger Holdstock • Darby Honeyman & Dave Hess • Jane Hope • Bill Houghton • Tammy Hu • Selwyn Jacob • Melody Jacobson • Kristen Johnson • Marianne Johnstone • Vivian Kan • Siobhan Kennedy • Katie Koncan & Greg Bricknell • Petr Kubon • Trey Le • Brenda Leadlay • Peter Leblanc • Monique Léger • Marie-France Leroi • Jeanne LeSage • Jacqueline Levitin • Milton Lim • Graham Lim • Merle Lister • Juniper Locilento • Janet Mackie • Marni MacLeod • Kenji Maeda • Kurt Mang • Ken Manning • Lydia Marston-Blaauw • John Mason • Ian Mass • Mount Pleasant Massage Therapy • Anne Mathisen • Ann McDonell & Don McGlashan • Kevin Mooney • Kathleen Mullen • Carol Newson & Richard Mackin • Anja Novak • Ellie O’Day • Anne Olsen • Jackie Ord • Carol Oreck • Barbara Parkin • Stephanie Peltz • Alexandra Raffe • Sandra Rose • Alexandra Rudis • Bénédicte Schoepflin • George Scott • Philip Sedlacek • Hilda Shilliday • Jo Shin • Stanis Smith • Donna Soares • Donna Spencer • Peter & Rosa Stenberg • Gail Storey • Alireza Tavassoli • Anona Thorne • Camilla Tibbs • Rebecca Toolan • Court Touwslager & Susan Steele • Nona Avren & Doug Tuck • Coree Tull • Mariken Van Nimwegen • Jerry Wasserman • Peggy Watkins • Lynn Webster • William Wells • Marilyn Williams • Richard Wolfe • Janelle Wong-Moon • Sharyn Yuen

GIFTS IN MEMORY Josh Coward in memory of Phyllis Coward • Ann Daskal in memory of Simon Garber • Robert Gardiner in memory of James Pollard • Tony Giacinti in memory of Lola MacLaughlin • Dr. Evelyn J. Harden in memory of John Wood • Stephen Heatley in memory of Spencer Atkinson • Barry Hegland in memory of Kyle • Miranda Huron in memory of Sylvia Feiedman • Fiona Lam in memory of Dr. Bik May Wai & Elise Partridge • Charles Moore & Anna Cooper in memory of Arthur Moore • Mary Schendlinger in memory of Jackie Crossland • Michael Smith in memory of Howard L. Smith • Teresa Vandertuin in memory of Debbie Blair

GIFTS IN HONOUR Gloria & Bob Dickinson in honour of Peter Dickinson & Richard Cavell • Rob & Arline Dickinson in honour of Peter Dickinson • Pamela Dickinson in honour of Peter Dickinson & Richard Cavell • Andrea Fecko in honour of Dani Fecko • Evelyn Hecht in honour of Paul Hecht • Howard & Rosalind Karby in honour of Mira Oreck • Kerry McPhedran in honour of Heather Qually • Vincent Murphy in honour of Norman Armour & Joyce Rosario • Jodi Stark in honour of Christianne Whilhemson • Mary Catherine Williams in honour of Georgia Bellamy

Donors who give on a monthly basis. We extend an extra special thank you to these donors whose monthly gifts ensure the year-round sustainability of the PuSh Festival. Donors who have given for at least five consecutive years. We are honoured to have so many deeply committed donors who continue to see the value in supporting what we do, year after year. This list represents donors from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Donations made after this date are recognized at pushfestival.ca and in the upcoming 2018 PuSh Festival program guide.

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THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS The success of the PuSh Festival is built on partnership. Year over year, we owe our gratitude to the remarkable corporate, foundation, government and presentation partners who make each edition of the PuSh Festival possible.

PREMIER MEDIA PARTNERS

DOCUMENTARY PARTNER

PRESENTATION PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNER

PRODUCTION PARTNER

VENUE PARTNERS

TELECOM PARTNER

BEER PARTNERS

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CLUB PUSH PARTNER

DOWNTOWN VENUE PARTNER

Vancouver Public Library www.vpl.ca

EVENT SOFTWARE PARTNER

WEB PARTNER I N T E R A C T I V E

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HOTEL PARTNER

PROMO PARTNERS

CATERING PARTNER

WINE PARTNER

DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS


MEDIA & PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

BEHIND THE SCENES

the evolution of

Arts Factory

Christie Lites

Helijet

McMedia Audiovisual

Driving Force

Rise Kombucha

Gearforce Smith Sound

GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

FOREIGN AGENCIES

Consulate General of Portugal Vancouver

PRESENTATION PARTNERS

SURREY CIVIC T H E AT R E S

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STAFF ARTISTIC & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Norman Armour

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Roxanne Duncan

ASSOCIATE CURATOR

Joyce Rosario COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Bonnie Sun

AUDIENCE SERVICES MANAGER

Janelle Wong-Moon

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Linnea Strom

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Trey Le

ANNUAL GIVING COORDINATOR

Hannah Bellamy

AUDIENCE SERVICES COORDINATOR

Leila Toledo

AUDIENCE SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Kaen Valoise

FESTIVAL ASSOCIATE

Heather Lamoureux PRODUCTION MANAGER

David (DK) Kerr

HEAD TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Jeremy Baxter

ARTIST SERVICES MANAGER

Marijka Asbeek Brusse EVENTS & HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR

Leanne Zacharias

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Liisa Hannus

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACCESSIBLE PUSH COORDINATOR

Anika Vervecken

YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Hong Kong Exile

VENUE BOX OFFICE REPRESENTATIVES

Denice Jagic Tamara Lee Trevor Mangion Lindsay McMahon Melissa Oei Alexis Quednau Peter Quin-Conroy Beth Southwell Mae Whyte

CLUB PUSH PRODUCER

Cameron Mackenzie CLUB PUSH CURATORS

Norman Armour Cameron Mackenzie Joyce Rosario Jordan Tannahill CLUB PUSH TECHNICAL DIRECTORS

James Ong Robert Wilson

DIRTSONG TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Eduardo Ottoni

CONCORD FLORAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Scott Zechner

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Amber Cruikshank PRODUCTION DRIVER

Luc Corbeil

CONCORD FLORAL PROJECT COORDINATOR

Dani Fecko PUBLICISTS

Murray Paterson Marketing Group

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Steve Chow

GUIDE AD SALES

Clevers Media GUIDE COPYWRITER

Mike Archibald

DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR

Graham Lim

FESTIVAL VIDEO EDITOR

PRESIDENT

Mira Oreck PAST PRESIDENT

Christianne Wilhelmson VICE PRESIDENT

Alexandra Montgomery SECRETARY

Cory Philley TREASURER

Michael Sider

Glenn Mori

FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jane Brindley Frances Dobrzanski Kent Gallie Harry Gray Margo Harper Paul Hecht Michael Heeney Jessie Johnston Jill MacGillivray Paula Martin Stephanie Mayor Niki Sharma Rodger So

Tim Matheson Sarah Race

BUSINESS MANAGER

Linda Gorrie BOOKKEEPER

Meredith Burney WEBSITE DESIGNER & DEVELOPERS

Denim & Steel

WEBSITE CONSULTANT

Karla Wakefield

DATABASE CONSULTANT

Iain Pennington


PHOTO: KRISTEL SAAN. POINT BLANK POETS.


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2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Impact Report  
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