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About Our Society

The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1977 to promote an appreciation and understanding of Contemporary Art. What defines “Contemporary” is a constantly shifting paradigm and we navigate the sometimes controversial, often enigmatic and forever fascinating topic by scheduling a program of lectures by prominent artists, critics, collectors, designers, architects and fine art professionals from North America and abroad to speak annually between September and June.

The CASV operates entirely on memberships and donations. We receive no other funding and maintain an exciting program of events through the efforts of a very active volunteer board of directors. The CASV is dedicated to fostering awareness of contemporary art to a wide audience.