Fonds MsC-237 - Women in View Festival fonds

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Women in View Festival fonds

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  • Textual records
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  • Sound recordings
  • Moving images

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Women in View

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  • Source of title proper: Title of the fonds is based on the name of the organization.

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MsC-237

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  • 1985-1999 (Creation)
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    Women in View Festival

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87.5 cm of textual records
190 photographs: col prints
504 photographs: b&w prints
75 photographs: col negs
1095 photographs: b&w negs
229 photographs: col slides
37 video cassettes: VHS
4 audio cassettes
4 floppy disks 3.5 inch
4 magnets
2 buttons
1 poster

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(1986-1999)

Administrative history

The Women in View festival began in 1986 when Jane Heyman, along with Sue Astley, Sharon Bakker, Patricia Ludwick and Suzie Payne created View, the Performing Arts Society, a non-profit organization. The purpose of the organization included promoting the artistic growth of women involved in the performing arts; to provide increased opportunity for women in the performing arts and to encourage the participation of women from diverse cultural background. Between 1986 and 1988, View organized workshops, lectures, and networking sessions for women in the arts in Vancouver. From the beginning, the goal of the organization was to create a festival.
The first Women in View festival was held in Vancouver in 1989, and was a multidisciplinary arts festival showcasing work initiated by women. Over the following 10 years, until 1998, the festival was successful at providing opportunities for over 1,500 women in the performing arts from across Canada and around the world. Following the 10th festival, the board of Women in View faced a deficit of $20,000 and the resignation of 2 key organizers. Unable to gain funding for the 1999 festival, the board decided to cancel the eleventh festival and dissolve View at its annual general meeting in 1999. Women in View’s few assets, and its work, were taken over by La Luna Productions, a collective of professional women artists of colour.

Custodial history

Materials were in the custody of Jane Heyman prior to being acquired by Special Collections and Rare Books

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The fonds comprises records made or received in the course of administering and carrying out the Women in View Festival's functions and programs. Most of the records originated with the Board or with Festival employees. Activities documented include media promotion of the Festival board; management of the Festival's finances; evolution of the Festival's organizational structure; production of the Festival's newsletter; committee and annual general meetings and retreats; correspondence; and reports . Records include meeting minutes and supporting papers; correspondence; reports; copies of the Festival newsletter; newspaper clippings; photographs and negatives; video cassettes and audio cassettes.

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Materials were arranged according to categories provided by the donor. Photographs and audio recordings were arranged according to material type.

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      Finding aid prepared by Alexandra Wieland (April 2023)

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