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8EAST is a joint project of the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society and the UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness. 8EAST serves as a meeting place and performance space for musicians and visual artists, among others. We operate a retail store for the sale items produced by the artists, musicians, writers, and cultural workers in our community.
We gratefully and respectfully acknowledge that 8EAST is located in the heart of Historic Chinatown on the traditional and unceded Indigenous lands of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
8EAST is located a few blocks away from the Carnegie Centre and the Heart of the Downtown Eastside. 8EAST is steps away from the Survivors the Survivors Totem Pole, the collaboration between DTES advocates, First Nations, members of the LGBTQ community, along with Japanese, Chinese and South Asian survivors of racism. In this location, it is essential for careful use of the space and our location has been a wonderful opening and learning opportunity for the Society. The values of egalitarianism, representation, inclusiveness, and non-hierachical forms are vital to our practices and we are grateful that we make music on these lands.
8 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada V6A 1T1