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The Arts Report on CiTR brings you the latest and upcoming in local arts in Vancouver from a volunteer run team that likes to get weird! Based primarily in Vancouver, BC, your show hosts (Ashley and Jake) are on the airwaves on CiTR Radio 101.9FM, Wednesdays from 5-6pm. The Arts Report also uploads special broadcasts in the form of web podcasts on their Mixcloud ( and blog ( Get your daily dose of the latest in the arts and culture scene in Vancouver by tuning in to the Arts Report!


  • An Episode of Theatre (not Theater)

    16/09/2021 Duración: 01h02s

    Today we started with a shout-out, of course. Shout-out to the Capture Photo Fest because their submissions are open until October 15th! Definitely apply if you are a lens based visual artist (link will be below). After our shout-out, we had Serra's interview with Anjalica, Chantal and Sarvin about their Fringe play, Wings over Water which has already opened! This interview was followed by three reviews. Lua's review of So Damn Proud (Holy Crow Arts) and Serra's reviews of Amphitruo (United Players of Vancouver) and A Coveted Wife of East Van (Fringe 2021). Links: Capture Photo Fest - - Interview with Anjalica, Chantal and Sarvin 03:24Review of So Damn Proud 22:33Review of Amphitruo 35:04Review of A Coveted Wife of East Van 45:12

  • We Might Go Over?

    09/09/2021 Duración: 01h15min

    Today we started with two shout-outs. Shout-out to the Fringe Festival! They are back and better than ever. You should also check out Wings Over Water (and tune in next week for an interview with the creators behind it). Our second shout-out went to "A Dream of A Woman" which is a new short story collection by Casey Plett. We continued our show with Serra's interview with Diane Currie Sam about a new musical in development, Olivia O. This was followed by an interview Deon did with Jesse Brown about the White Saviors podcast. Our last interview of the day was with Toph Marshall, artistic director of United Players of Vancouver and the director of Amphitruo. Amphitruo will be playing at the Jericho Arts Centre until October 3rd. Lastly, we had Jade's quick review of the Access Gallery's current exhibition.

  • Back in the Studio!

    05/08/2021 Duración: 01h10min

    This week's show is very special because it's our first live show from the studio in over a year! We started off this very special day with Jade's interview with Lisa Wolfin about the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation. We continued our show with some shout-outs. Shout-out to the Arts Club's subscription series. They are coming back in the fall with a new season and you can get a season's subscription to see all five plays! Our next shout-out goes to the VIFF Talent Accelerator Program. If you're an emergin creative from across Canada, BIPOC and other underrepresented communities, apply until August 8th! Lastly, shout-out to Music on Main. They are coming back with live shows and you shouldn't miss it! Get your tickets online. After our shout-outs, we finished off the show with Serra and Lua's reviews of Arts Clubs's I, Claudia as well as the current exhibitions at the Polygon Gallery including Meydan, Interior Infinite and A Lingering Shadow!Timestamps: Interview with Lisa Wolfin 01:19Shout-outs 12:25Review of

  • We Review Art :)

    22/07/2021 Duración: 50min

    We started off today's show with a couple shout-outs. Shout-out to Arts Club's first show back in person! I, Claudia is on at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre until August 15th! (Also check out our next episode for a review of the play!) Shout-out to the Steveston Heritage Sites. You can experience these heritage sites and their fascinating history complete with costumed guides, engaging exhibits, kid-friendly programs and an on-site food truck! Our next shout-out goes to the Queer Arts Festival! QAF will take place between July 24th and August 13th, get your tickets or festival passes online! Our last shout-out goes to the Pride installation at Nelson Park! It is beautiful and you should check it out! After our shout-outs, we moved on to Jade's review of Art Downtown which was followed by a review Silvana did of Or Gallery's 'Curating While Black'. We finished off the show with Lua's review of the docuseries "HoldFast/StayGold" and interview with Dave Allen, a Kelowna based tattoo artist who has b

  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

    08/07/2021 Duración: 58min

    Today's show started with two shout-outs. First shout-out goes to the Whistler Film Festival. They are now acception applications for their Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship. Our second shout-out goes to The Winter Lake, Phil Sheerin's directorial feature debut. After the shout-outs, Phoebe did a review on The Holy Game which is a movie that offers an exclusive look at an officially sanctioned Vatican soccer tournament for priests. We continued with Serra's interview with Esther Rausenberg about the Eastside Arts Society (EAS) from their name change to upcoming events such as the CREATE! Arts Festival. We finished off the show with Eva's review of D.O.A's livestreamed performance from the Rickshaw and played two of their songs. Timestamps: Shout-outs 02:00Review of The Holy Game 03:50Interview with Esther Rausenberg 13:54Review of D.O.A at the Rickshaw

  • Show of Interviews

    24/06/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    Today's episode was full of interviews! We started off with a quick shout-out to Interior Infinite, current exhibition at the Polygon which you can visit until September 5th, 2021. Right after we talked to curator Justin Ramsey about Interior Infinite. Afterwards Serra had her interview with Brian Postalian, producer of HIVE. We talked about HIVE 2021: Flight Paths which is a collection of twelve micro-performances that take place digitally between you and an artist from your own home, phone, or neighbourhood. Last interview on this week's episode was Serra's interview with Nightingale and Joshua Lam. We talked about Quarantine Qapsule, a Toronto based initiative that is now in BC, documenting the diverse Asian Canadian experience during COVID-19 through artistic mediums. Check out QQ at Shout-out 02:19Interview with Justin Ramsey 04:18Interview with Brian Postalian 25:57Interview with Nightingale & Joshua Lam 44:27

  • Film, Music and Dance!

    10/06/2021 Duración: 53min

    We kicked off today with Serra's segment on Fire Followers, an exhibition by artist Megan Majewski in collaboration with writer Sharon Roberts. You can catch it at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum until October 17th, 2021! We continued with Henri's review of Good Girls Don't, a comedic short-film. This review was followed by Eva's interview with Max Maier for Marmalade Wake and we played their new song Coconut Crackers. To end the show Serra did her reviews of Goh Ballet's performance as part of The Dance Centre's Discover Dance Series as well as TWObigsteps Collective: Marissa Wong/Katie Cassady. PS. Check out Serra's interview with Megan from November 4th, Eva's interview with Switzermaier from February 24th and Serra's interview with Katie from March 31st after this episode! Timestamps: Fire Followers 03:42Review of Good Girls Don't 09:15Interview with Marmalade Wake 19:00Review of Goh Ballet 36:47Review of TWObigsteps Collective: Marissa Wong/Katie Cassady 43:13

  • Interviews on Interviews

    27/05/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    Today we started our show with a shout-out to Doors Open Richmond, an event taking visitors to behind the scenes of the city's most iconic landmarks. Access the event by searching for the #DoorsOpenRichmond hashtag! After our shout-out, Phoebe had her interview with Todd Forsbloom about Yukon Harvest, followed by Deon's review of His Name is Ray. Deon also talked to the director of the film, Michael Del Monte. To finish off, we had Lua's interview with curator Beth Carter about 'To Speak With a Golden Voice,' which you can visit at the Bill Reid Gallery until September 6, 2021. Timestamps: Shout-out 01:30Interview with Todd Forsbloom 03:43Review of His Name is Ray 17:54Interview with Michael Del Monte 23:42Interview with Beth Carter 45:57

  • Variety? We've Got It

    13/05/2021 Duración: 56min

    We started off today's episode with some shout-outs. Shout-out to Vancouver Opera and their latest production, Carmen: Up Close and Personal. Did you know that if you get a season's pass on Vancouver Opera, you can access all of the production at any time you would like until the end of the season? Our next shout-out goes to the Vancouver International Dance Festival. They've done a great job with virtual performances and you should not miss any! Up next, shout-out to Boca Del Lupo's Plays2Perform@Home. You can get a box of 4 plays to perform at home with friends and family, the best part is that these plays are brought to you by national theatre companies! Finally, shout-out to Isolation Suite. Previously we spoke with Tim Carlson about Isolation Suite so make sure to check it out if you missed that and also give Isolation Suite a listen, it's pretty great! After our shout-outs, we had Deon's review of Shelter which was followed by Phoebe's interview with Caroline Cox and Tiffany Ayalik about Food For The Re

  • From Music to Film

    29/04/2021 Duración: 01h24s

    Today's episode features two interviews and two reviews. We started off by Henri's review of Red Snow, "a dramatic feature that begins when Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, is caught in an ambush in Afghanistan". Check it out at We then continued with Deon's interview that they had with Derek Chan, playwright and director of yellow objects, a show that is an innovative resistance against tyranny. Deon followed this with their review of The Essentials, presented by the Cultch and to finish off, we had Serra's interview with Jacob Gramit and Kira Fondse. Jacob is the artistic manager of Musica Intima and Kira is one of their sopranos and they talked about The Beginning of the Song. Timestamps: Review of Red Snow 6:58Interview with Derek Chan 17:48Review of The Essentials 40:02Interview with Jacob Gramit & Kira Fondse 45:50

  • Let's Talk About Art Baby

    15/04/2021 Duración: 49min

    Today's show was a little more chill, a little less packed but triple the fun (because we talked to three people!) We started off the show with Serra's interview with Sandra Laronde, the executive and artistic director of Red Sky Performance. They talked about Red Sky's upcoming performance "More Than Dance, We Are a Movement" that's being presented within Digidance starting April 14th. We then continued with our shout-outs of the week. Shout-out to The Essentials, being presented by The Cultch (we're having a review next show!). Shout-out to also The Capture Photo Festival, make sure you check out the wonderful pictures across the city! Also shout-out to Deon, our new correspondent, for doing the shout-outs! To end the show we had Serra's interview with Kiran Bhumber and Nancy Lee about their upcoming exhibition UNION at the Richmond Art Gallery, launching April 24th!P.S. Drink your chamomile tea kids! Timestamps: Interview with Sandra Laronde 02:55Shout-outs 20:51Interview with Nancy Lee & Kiran Bhumber

  • Filled to the Brim

    01/04/2021 Duración: 01h00s

    Today's episode was packed! We started with a shout-out to the artist talk for Inaction presented by the Richmond Art Gallery. We also talked about Inaction with the curator Shaun Dacey in a previous episode so if you want more info on it, make sure to give it a listen! Our first interview of the day was with thisisisobel and played her new single "finally" which you can listen to on bandcamp! Our second interview of the day was right after, with Katie Cassady about Made in BC's 2nd annual creative residency. We then continued with a review of United Players of Vancouver's "Silent Sky", followed up by a review of "Shine True" which is a Canadian-American documentary series that celebrates the trans and gender non-conforming community by helping them overcome dysphoria and anxiety, and getting them to a place where they can freely and finally present the way they feel. Finally we had a review of "Imagine Van Gogh" which is an immersive gallery experience featuring Van Gogh's works. Links: https://thisisisobel.

  • Throw it in the Mix

    25/03/2021 Duración: 55min

    Today's episode had a good mix of content, we started with a shout-out. Shout-out to Stories of Kindness is an interview series that is focused on spreading kindness, connection, and storytelling through children. Inspiring youth from across Canada were selected to co-host the series and were paired for these important conversations with celebrity guests and it is premiering on March 27th! After the shout-out, we continued with a review of "Out of Order" which was followed by an interview with Don Keistah. We also played their new single "Dandy on the Liquor" which is also part their upcoming album that'll be released this summer! We then finished off with a review of "Merritt Johnson: Love Song" at the SFU Galleries. Timestamps: Review of Out of Order 9:47Interview with Don Keistah 20:50Review of Merritt Johnson: Love Song 39:44

  • Shout Out

    18/03/2021 Duración: 49min

    Today's episode had so many shout-outs! Shout-out to the annual Julboree Event is a music and art event organized on behalf of different charity organizations! Also shout-out to the Sonic Boom Festival features new music created by composers of British Columbia. The festival is rich in new and unique pieces by a variety of spectacular talent, all available online for free from March 23 – 28, 2021. Our final shout-out goes to Digital Moment at FLUX Media Gallery running from March 26 - May 21, 2021 in Victoria, BC. We also had an interview with Jim Smith about Digidance's second presentation "Joe" and a review of "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit". Timestamps: Interview with Jim Smith 3:14Review of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit 32:32

  • Somebody Said Interviews?

    11/03/2021 Duración: 01h02s

    This week we had three interviews and one review! We started off with an interview with Shaun Dacey about "Inaction", a new exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery that comes to life with dance! The exhibition is up until April 3rd so you have some time to see it! We continued with a review of Studio58's TomorrowLove, and as Serra mentioned multiple times, she had nothing negative to say about it. Afterwards, we had an interview with Margaret Grenier about the Coastal Dance Festival which will be taking place fully online between March 12th and 18th! We finished off the show with an interview with Tim Carlson about "We Teach Our Objects How To Speak Our Language" which is a stop-motion music video part of a bigger project coming in the near future called "Isolation Suite". Make sure you check it out!Links: Int

  • Love, Theatre

    04/03/2021 Duración: 01h08s

    Today's episode has so much theatre it's amazing! We started with a shout-out to Studio 58's "TomorrowLove" which we talked about with Ray Koh in an interview right after! Watch TomorrowLove for FREE at until March 7th. We continued the show with a review of "Mx", done by our new correspondent Henri! After Henri's review, we had Serra's interview with Jordy Matheson who is the producer of Virtual Humanity, presented by Zee Zee Theatre. Virtual Humanity is the online version of Human Library that Zee Zee Theatre has been holding at VPL up until 2019. Virtual Humanity will be held every weekend of March so get your day passes and enjoy one-on-one time with the "titles"! We finished off the show with a shout-out to the Polygon Gallery's new exhibition, Feast for the Eyes. Also,Serra talks about her first review on today's show but apparently her first time going to a show for the Arts Report was 3 years ago today! Oh how time passesTimestamps: Shout-out to TomorrowLove 02.16Interview with Ra

  • A Good Variety

    25/02/2021 Duración: 57min

    Today's show has a little bit of everything! We started off with Serra's interview with Samantha Wan who is the co-creator and co-star of Second Jen, which you can watch on OMNI. She also directed half of the episodes so listen to find out more about that process and Second Jen overall! We continued with Eva's interview with Switzermaier, a local band from Vancouver and we also played their single "I Know You" which is a great song and you should listen to it!. Before Serra's interview, we had some shout-outs. Shout-out to Studio 58's new production "TomorrowLove" and O.Dela Arts' "Bring Your Own Project". We finished off the show with Serra's interview of Francesca Frewer's "And does it edge closer?", a dance show presented by The Dance Centre. Timestamps: Interview with Samantha Wan 05.22Interview with Switzermaier 20.42Shout-outs 42.47Review of And does it edge closer? 47.02

  • We Spoke With...

    18/02/2021 Duración: 01h02s

    ...Myriam Steinberg, Farhaven and Fuyubi Nakamura...So many interviews in this episode! We started off with Serra's interview with Myriam Steinberg about her graphic novel "Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)fertility" which is about Myriam's journey trying to have her rainbow babies! You can buy the book at We continued the show with Eva's interview with Farhaven who is a local band from Vancouver and they have a new album called Matchstick. We also played their song Hypothetical Girl before the interview so that should give you an idea of how cool their music is! Afterwards, we had a shout-out to Pi Theatre. They have 2 productions coming up in February and March and you should check them out at! We finished off today's show with Phoebe's interview with Fuyubi Nakamura who is the curator of MOA's new exhibition "A Future for Memory", this interview/segment is structured differently than the others so make sure to listen to it! Timestamps: Interview with Myriam Steinberg 5:5

  • It's Fundrive!

    11/02/2021 Duración: 01h02s

    Today's show is our Fundrive episode! Fundrive is the one week every year we ask for your donations so that we can keep CiTR local and be able to provide a platform for alternative and independent voices! If you can, please donate at , no donation is too small! Also, we're having silent auctions so check them out on CiTR's instagram account! Today's show began with a shout-out to a new exhibition at MOA, "A Future for Memory". We continued with Silvana's review of "I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron". Afterwards, Serra had her interview with Jim Smith, the artistic and executive director of DanceHouse about Digidance. We finished off the show with Niko's review of "Mansfield Park".Timestamps: Shout-out to A Future for Memory 4:14Review of I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron 6:34Interview with Jim Smith 20:26Review of Mansfield Park 40:50

  • A Musical Episode

    04/02/2021 Duración: 01h01s

    This week's show was filled with music! We started off with our shout-outs to Inter- Multi- Trans- Call for Video Submissions and Arts Club Theatre Company's audio productions. The audio productions will be releasing periodically until April so check them out! We then continued the show with Silvana's review of Rumba Calzada, presented by the Shadbolt Centre, Silvana said she was dancing while watching it so you might want to hear this one! After an ad and psa break we were back with a song from Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata which is written by Veda Hille, Bill Richardson, and Amiel Gladstone and Serra was lucky enough to talk to Veda Hille about it. After the interview, we were back with more songs from the Craigslist Cantata! If you like these songs, you might want to hear the rest, you can buy the album Do You Want What I Have Got? Songs from A Craigslist Cantata at or at bandcamp! Also keep an eye out next week for a review :)Timestamps: Shout-outs 2:19Review of Rumba Cal

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