David Cecchetto runs 1/2 Marathon for Open Space

Sunday, May 23, 2010 (All day)

David Cecchetto runs 1/2 Marathon for Open Space


Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mission: To raise $1,000 for Open Space.

In response to the extreme cuts to British Columbia arts funding, past Open Space Programming and Board committee member David Cecchetto conducted a personal fundraising drive. His goal was to raise $1, 000 towards programming funds for the Society.

Seasonal Pageant Disorder

Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:00 pm

Seasonal Pageant Disorder: a MediaNet Open Space Fundraiser

Date: December 18, 2009

Artists: David Gifford, Peter Sandmark, Megan Dickie, Kirk Schwartz, Ross Macaulay, Dallas Duobaitais, Marlaina Buch, Iain Baxter, Nathalie Daoust, Eden Veaudry, Rick Raxlen, Suzy Raxlen, Phil Osbourne, Tracey Nelson, Eden Vaudry and Jared Brandle (all Victoria)

Admission: $10

With the reddest of red-letter days fast approaching, Open Space and MediaNet resolved to decongest the holidays—to discharge the worst mutations of festive excess and waste like the gelatinous remnants of a co-dependent cold. Music, refreshment and gifts from local artists supported upcoming Open Space and MediaNet programming partnerships.

Tax Workshop

Saturday, March 14, 2009 (All day)

Tax Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009

Artist: Bruce Maycock

Admission: Free

Join other artists for a special tax workshop lead by Bruce Maycock, of Maycock and Co., led a special tax workshop for artists at Open Space on March 14.

During the workshop, Bruce Maycock discussed how artists (and Revenue Canada) determine whether an art practice is considered a business. Maycock outlined the tax implications and how to prepare and file tax returns. He clarified Revenue Canada’s perspective so that artists can anticipate and plan the financial side of their art practice.


Vote With Your Heart

Friday, May 1, 2009 (All day) to Tuesday, May 12, 2009 (All day)

Cuts to the arts sector affects: Real Jobs; Real Families; The Real Economy.

We saw in the last federal election how Quebec artists inspired the public and turned out in record numbers to protect culture.

In February’s budget, the BC government announced that investment in the BC Arts Council was being cut drastically. While supplementary funds were found to maintain the government’s investment for the current year, arts groups around the province are looking at a reduction in government funds of 40% in 2010 and 2011.

Illegally Yours!

Saturday, June 6, 2009 (All day)

Illegally Yours! fundraiser

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Artists: James Lindsay, Sharka, Ken Gordon, Marco and Stefan Bozenich, Lily Fawn, Marek Tyler, Megan Boddy, Grayson Walker, Natasha Enquist, Chris Logan, Matt Pease, Julia Wakal, Kristen Wright, Alfons Fear, Aubrey Kelly, Marcus Hissen, Rebecca Hissen, Scott MacInnes, Jonty Parker-Jervis, Aidan Knight, Michael Timothy (All Victoria)

Featuring: Meatdraw, The Revolucionary Cyborg Wedding Band, Bu?an Bu?an, Ken Gordon

Interactive organizaitional fundraiser thematizing summer weddings. Participants were invited to take part in a mock wedding ceremony complete with active chapel, Eastern European marching band, portrait studio, karaoke and performances by local escape/ entanglement artist Ken Gordon and pop band, Meatdraw.

Superhero Event

Saturday, March 3, 1984 (All day)

Superhero Event

Artist: Der Mittelgang

Date: March 3, 1984 

The community as invited to dress as their favourite superhero and bring a donation to launch their own peace missile. Der Mittelgang played at the event. 


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