Interested in learning more about the history and ecosystem of the Still Creek Corridor? Looking for a local environmental team-building activity? We offer 1-3 hour walks in Renfrew Park and Ravine with stories of lost streams, old timers, plants, and eco-art from Carmen Rosen’s book, “What Comes To Light: Stories of Still Creek Lost and Found”. Tours are tailored for the age range, goals, and interests of your group; let us know if you want to focus on local history, eco-art, community-engaged art, or environmental awareness.
Price: $350* for groups under 20 people.
“Carmen led our ECUAD Field Class through a dynamic and informative tour of Renfrew Ravine. The students were captivated by the range of projects and history that she covered within a short distance, giving a thorough introduction of the possibilities and impact a community-engaged artist can have within a community and ecosystem.”
– Jaymie s, Interdisciplinary Artist and Educator
“Carmen Rosen of Still Moon Arts Society and I have led a tour of Still Creek watershed for the past 4 years as part of the City of Burnaby’s annual Environment Week program. Her historical and environmental knowledge of Still Creek and her enthusiasm are the highlight of the tour! Still Moon’s engagement of the community in this way is so important to the sustainability of this urban waterway.”
– Mark Sloat, City of Burnaby
We can bring a hands-on lantern-making workshop to your organization or event! Learn how to construct a beautiful and simple lantern from tissue paper. Suitable for all ages and skill levels; no experience necessary. Excellent opportunity for collaboration, creativity, and communication within your group. We bring all the materials and you make your own creation in 2-3hrs. We also have a variety of other beginner-friendly craft workshops: please get in touch if you have other themes or custom ideas!
Price: $350* for groups under 25.
“Still Moon Arts swoop into the classroom and have students transform inanimate piles of recycled materials and seemingly average objects into glowing lanterns and flapping birds. Facilitators are supportive, clear, organized and easy to work with. They foster an environment of fun and inventiveness where students become artists who use creativity not only for their own enjoyment but as a tool to engage the community in important ecological and social issues.”
– Megan Thom, Windermere Leadership Program Coordinator
Community-Engaged Art Talks
Still Moon Arts’ Artistic Director Carmen Rosen has been working with community to co-create works of art since the late 90s. In 2010, she won the Mayor’s Arts Award for Community-Engaged Art. Carmen can come to your school, organization, or community group and share her vast knowledge and experience on social practice art and community engagement with diverse people.
Price: $300* for 90 minutes.
“Carmen’s work to promote Still Creek and the Renfrew Ravine brings the importance of place, joy, and art to the often difficult and technical work of restoring this wonderful ecosystem. Her passion is equally matched by her knowledge of the system and its history, bringing this fragile, important system to life for audiences. Carmen reminds us that the key to restoring our damaged urban environments is to have people, communities care about these places and to understand the value they bring to our lives – and to nature.”
– Sean Markey, Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University
Have a big event coming up? Looking for ways to animate your space with art and public engagement? We have a variety of costumes, characters, and professional performing artists who can bring the fun festival feeling to you! Please let us know your theme and event size, and we can work with you to find the right fit.
Price: $400* per stilt-walker, for three sets of 30 min each with a 30 min break in between.
“The roving performers of Still Moon Arts Society have been an important part of Collingwood Days festival for 15 years. Part of our collaboration has been the imaginative and colourful reinterpretations of our Historical Collector Card stories by the performers. Be it stilting, hooping or juggling, the roving performers have brought playfulness, artistry and magic to our events – creating interactive experiences that bring community members together in the celebration of our shared stories.”
– Andrea Berneckas, Community Connections Coordinator, Collingwood Neighbourhood House
* Please contact us for non-profit/community rates.
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We respectfully acknowledge that our programs and initiatives take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, who have been stewarding this land since time immemorial. We strive for right relations with the diverse peoples of Renfrew-Collingwood and the land and waters of the Still Creek Watershed.