Fonds RBSC-ARC-1275 - Intermedia Society fonds

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Intermedia Society fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1275

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  • 1967-1976 (Creation)
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    Intermedia Society

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2.6 m of textual records;ca. 523 photographs

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Intermedia was established in 1967 as a non-profit society. Intermedia fulfilled a need in the Vancouver artistic community for a central meeting place for creative minds from numerous fields. With the assistance of grants from Canada Council and the Federal Government, Intermedia sponsored exhibitions, workshops, educational seminars and impromptu social and artistic gatherings. Gradually, Intermedia began to decline in importance as the spin-offs of the society became more important. While Intermedia Press, Ltd. had eclipsed its founding group by 1974, Intermedia Society had created and initiated an exciting new art scene in Vancouver and left in its wake many groups that have become central to the development of modern art and writing on the West Coast.

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The fonds consists of correspondence pertaining to administration as well as with galleries, councils and festivals. Files include those of business and subjects, which range from events to applications for grants. Newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically from 1967 to 1972. Printed material includes art exhibitions, poetry readings, books, plays, magazines, newsletters and visual art. The fonds also includes original art works and poetry, a sub-fonds relating to the Intermedia Press and an Intermedia photographic collection.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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