The PIDC Project

This project brings together 11 multidisciplinary artists (dancers, visual art, media arts and more) from across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, supported by curator/mentors, and a project leadership team to create and share work for both physical and digital spaces. The artists will work individually and in collaborative groups to create unique works or evolve works in iterative phases over 16 months. This project engages 3 organizations: Xchanges Artists’ Gallery and Studios, Victoria Arts Council, and MediaNet (Flux Media Gallery) in Victoria, BC.

Project Artists Kayla Henry, Minah Lee, and Wryly Andherson perform for the group during a project retreat during November 2022. Photo by Alex Jensen.

Latest Project Updates

PIDC Project Artist Amber Downie-Back Receives $10,000 Crystal Dance Prize

Via Dance Victoria: “Amber Downie-Back from Victoria, a resident dance artist at both Impulse Theatre and Dance Victoria Studios, receives $10,000 towards the project, ‘on the nature of…’ This interdisciplinary work explores themes of memory and nostalgia, while incorporating interactive and digital elements with dance performance and sound. Downie-Back will collaborate with Emilie van der…

PIDC Dissemination One: Emergence

Three pop-up events opening next weekend — Friday, February 24th; continuing February 25th and 26th! Join us on Friday, February 24th from 5pm–6:30pm for the opening of Nowhere Anywhere Portal Passage at Errant Art Space and Camber at arc.hive gallery for opening night, followed by a live performance, Lichens, at Xchanges gallery at 7 pm.…

Lichens: Dance Days x PIDC Open Group Jam

JANUARY 19 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Xchanges Gallery & Studios2333 Government Street, Suite 6AUnceded Lekwungen TerritoryVictoria, BC The PIDC Project and Xchanges Gallery are excited to present Lichens: An Open Group Jam featuring performers Kayla Henry, Melissa Flagg, and Art Action Earwig (Minah Lee & Wryly Andherson). Mover + Shaker + Scratcher +…