Soft Cedar Performing Arts Society

How Soft Cedar Began

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How SOFT CEDAR BEGAN…

In 2018, Soft Cedar received a grant from Creative BC to present work on all three of The Cultch’s stages in order to provide opportunities for local musicians to produce unforgettable concert experiences for their audiences. Series producers Corbin Murdoch and Meghan Robinson created Soft Cedar to allow Vancouver and BC-based musicians to push their live performance practice. With access to intimate soft-seaters, a comprehensive technical inventory, and an in-house team of expert designers and technicians, the series removed the barriers artists face in realizing their performance ambitions.

The inaugural 2018 season of Soft Cedar presented five concerts in and was supported by Creative BC through the BC Music Fund.

About The Cultch

Since 1973, The Cultch (formally the Vancouver East Cultural Centre) has been one of Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hubs. The organization operates three theatrical venues, a gallery, and various ancillary spaces in the heart of East Vancouver. The Cultch offers dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts, bringing world-class cultural presentations to thousands of citizens each year. Our purpose is to provide a venue for performance that serves a diverse and engaged public and provides space for artistic experimentation and development, building an audience for local companies and presenting cutting-edge national and international work.

We acknowledge the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nations, on whose territory we live, work, and gather for these performances.

Special thanks to our graphic designer Kali Malinka