jil p. weaving is a site-specific artist, creating works for presentation in both galleries and unconventional spaces, and is the Coordinator of Arts and Culture for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. She has a BFA and an Interdisciplinary Master’s in the Humanities.
jil worked with the Canada Council for the Arts as a researcher for their pilot program supporting artists working with communities, and was a member of the BC Arts Council Community Arts Advisory Committee during the creation of the provincial ‘Arts Based Community Development Funding Program’.
She began her work in community-engaged arts in 1994 as the Artist in Residence at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. Since then she has developed and managed numerous programs and projects for the Vancouver Park Board including the Arts, Health and Seniors Project, providing professionally led arts programs for vulnerable seniors in community and senior’s centers; and the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project, inviting local artists to create ephemeral art works that honored the park and re-envisioned our relationship to nature. She was also one of the producers of the 2015 TRACKS: 7th Annual Canadian Community Play and Arts Symposium that brought together community-engaged Indigenous and settler/immigrant artists to explore the work they do.
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