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  JUNE 10  

  WORK-IN-PROGRESS    INTERDISCIPLINARY CARD GAME

CULTURECAPITAL

MILTON LIM + PATRICK BLENKARN

Join us for a work-in-progress presentation of the inaugural Atlantic edition of culturecapital—the collectible trading card game and live performance project about how theatre, dance, and live art gets made in your region.

At its core, culturecapital strives to offer a genuine window into the complexities of the relationships that artists have with arts funding, being socially relevant, and navigating a rapidly changing landscape of ethics, politics, and economics within the arts. Other versions of the game have been made for British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.

 

The rules are simple: Adopting the role of stewards of the arts, players summon Companies, roll a die for government Grants, use Grants in order to realize Projects of differing values, and then use Projects to compete for Communities. Strategic planning cards are played to change the tide of the competition and whoever has the most Communities at the end, wins.

 

No prior knowledge of art or games is required!

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CULTURECAPITAL, STAGES 2023

(Photo by James Arthur MacLean)

MILTON LIM + PATRICK BLENKARN

British Columbia / the traditional, unceded, and occupied territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Together, Milton and Patrick are the creators of the video game for the stage, asses.masses and the arts economy trading card game, culturecapital. They are also the co-founders and lead archivists behind videocan, an online national video archive of Canadian performance.

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CREDITS

Co-creators: Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

culturecapital has received development and residency support from Boca del Lupo (Vancouver), Impulse Theatre (Victoria), Azimuth Theatre (Edmonton), SummerWorks (Toronto), and Darling Foundry (Montreal). Previous versions of culturecapital:online were developed with the support of HowlRound Theatre Commons (Boston), The National Theatre School (Montreal), and SummerWorks (Toronto) as part of the SummerWorks Lab. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council.

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  FUNDERS  

  FESTIVAL SPONSORS  

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