We Continue To Connect The Dot$

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Be a part of making Brief Encounters grow.

Help us continue to Connect The Dot$… across Vancouver’s cultural communities.

Become a donor, sponsor, supporter…

Fresh artistic voices are revealed…

An interdisciplinary performance series, Brief Encounters is about collaborative research, creation and performance. To date, we’ve supported 308 artists in the production of 153 new collaborative works, over 21 Volumes and 10 special editions.

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We are constantly reaching out to new artists and communities…

Brief Encounters is a growing concept and we are finding ways to apply our format in other contexts. Recent partnerships include Anvil Centre, Dance Allsorts, rEvolver Festival, Neanderthal Arts Festival, INTERSECTIONS with Cineworks, and, we've gone international with the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

We curate a show that celebrates diversity…

Founded by the non-profit society The Tomorrow Collective, we produce each Brief Encounters with an interest in cross-pollination between art forms, audience education and time-constrained creation. The result is cutting-edge collaboration between artists who may otherwise never have worked together.

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We are ripe with Innovation…

Brief Encounters has exposed thousands of people, just like you, to new artistic forms & thrilling live collaborations.

We want to keep bringing you these experiences…

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We very much appreciate all of our donors…

Donations are tax receiptable.
Donors become Members, who can vote at our AGM.
Donors at the following levels receive:

   $10 $25 $50 $100 $250 $500
 $3 off Brief Encounters-produced events
 tax receipt  
 social media shoutouts  
 text recognition (print & electronic)    
 complimentary Brief Encounters ticket        1  2  2
 reserved seats at VIP Table for 4        
 ticket to a Back Stage Event            1

Donate by mail…by sending us a cheque:
The Tomorrow Collective
Suite 303-3102 Main St
Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7

Please contact kristina [at] briefencounters [dot] ca with any questions or to discuss a recognition plan just for you.

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Key Stats

    REVENUE

  • Ticket sales cover 16% of our expenses
  • We get 45% of our funding from tickets, bar, fundraising events, donors, sponsors & in-kind support
  • We get 55% of our funding from the government; City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming & the Canada Council for the Arts
    EXPENSES

  • 92% of our money goes to bringing Brief Encounters to the stage
  • 35% of our money goes directly to participating artists through fees, residency expenses & hospitality
  • 3% of our money goes to administrative expenses

Want real nitty gritty stats? Click HERE

Thanks to those who’ve sparked our successes…

Individual Supporters: Michelle Allan, Sonja Janousek, Topaz Glazer, Alexa Mardon, Ashleigh Withall, Farhad Mirhady, Farida Zli, Khurram Virani, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Harshi Madhushani Ramaraju, Brian Nicol, Jen Crothers, Anonymous, Flick Harrison, Jordan Stewart, Brandy Wilson, Deanna Peters, Kei Baritugo, Jaymie Matthews, Keiron Simons

Business Supporters: Guilt & Co, Print Time, Electrabelle, Make It Business, Kashoo, Novus, One Thousand Rivers

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