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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!


  • Lets Talk About Art Baby

    Let's Talk About Art Baby

    15/04/2021 Duration: 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

    Filled to the Brim

    01/04/2021 Duration: 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

    Throw it in the Mix

    25/03/2021 Duration: 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

    Shout Out

    18/03/2021 Duration: 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

  • Love, Theatre

    Love, Theatre

    04/03/2021 Duration: 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

    A Good Variety

    25/02/2021 Duration: 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...

    We Spoke With...

    18/02/2021 Duration: 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

  • Its Fundrive!

    It's Fundrive!

    11/02/2021 Duration: 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

    A Musical Episode

    04/02/2021 Duration: 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

  • A Little Bit Of Everything

    A Little Bit Of Everything

    28/01/2021 Duration: 01h02s

    Today's episode started with an interview Eva did with Amy Kazymerchyk who is the curator of the Western Front's exhibition "Thought, Outside". Besides the exhibition, they also talked about podcasts Amy has been on so give them a listen after ours! After this interview, Silvana did her review of Polygon Gallery's "Alternative Gazes". We continued with another review, Serra talked about "She Sells Sea Shells" that's being put on by the United Players of Vancouver, watch at until February 14th! Lastly Serra talked a little bit about West Coast Chamber Music's latest concert "Trio of Trios". They were kind enough to let us play two of the pieces played at the concert, Wolf Moon and Thunder Moon by the Canadian composer Heather Schmidt. They are planning on having more concerts so keep an eye out at westcoastchambermusic.comLinks:

  • The Episode of Interviews

    The Episode of Interviews

    21/01/2021 Duration: 01h02s

    We started off today's show with an interview with Sarah Rodgers who is the director of "She Sells Sea Shells", a play being put on by the United Players of Vancouver. All performances are available to watch online between January 22nd and February 14th! Buy tickets online at We continued with a couple of shout-outs: Shout out to Trio of Trios, The Polygon's Curator Talk, STRIDE Burnaby Arts Festival and Vancouver Opera's podcat "Offstage". To finish off the show, we had another interview! We spoke with Dr. Amy Parent about her project (RNL) that aims to revitalize Nisga'a language. You can get more information and contribute at if you would like to! Timestapms: Interview with Sarah Rodgers 3:28Shout-outs 28:46Interview with Amy Parent 36:27

  • New Year, Same Us

    New Year, Same Us

    14/01/2021 Duration: 01h21s

    Happy 2021 and welcome back! On the first show of 2021 we had 2 interviews and a review. We started off today's show with Niko's review of Amahl and the Night Visitors that's produced by Vancouver Opera. Afterwards Phoebe had her interview with Norman Yeung who is the playwright and performer of I Know I'm Supposed to Love You. We ended the show with Serra's interview with Suzie LeBlanc who recently started in her position as the new artistic and executive director of Early Music Vancouver. Fun fact: Suzie is the first female artistic and executive director at EMV!Timestamps:Review of Amahl and the Night Visitors 4:44Interview with Norman Yeung 20:50Interview with Suzie LeBlanc 42:45

  • Take A Break Macbeth

    Take A Break Macbeth

    03/12/2020 Duration: 01h59s

    Today's show is our last episode until 2021! We started off with two shout-outs: Shout-out to Toque Craft Fair which is fully online this year! Check it out at until December 6th! Also shout-out to the Vancouver Turkish Film Festival that will be happening fully online from December 16th until the 21st this year! They have 4 feature films and 10 shorts as well as a Q&A with the makers of the features, check it out at ! Our first review of the day was Olivia's review of RoundUp. Second and third review came from Eva, she talked about a feature film called 18 to Party and the Pack Ad concert. After Eva, Serra did her 2 reviews, both of which coincidentally have something to do with "The Scottish Play". She talked about Studio 58's hilarious Theatre: The Play and the Arts Club Theatre Company's The Twelve Dates of Christmas. You can watch both of them online! Go watch them, what are you waiting for? And with that, we are saying goodbye to 2020 and hoping you will be with us in 2021

  • 2+2


    26/11/2020 Duration: 01h43s

    Today's show had 2 reviews and 2 interviews! (and some shout-outs) We started off with the first interview for the new podcast "Art Heals". Serra talked with musician and composer Elaine Jo who is hosting and interviewing different artists for Art Heals. After this interview we had Olivia's review of a short film called "Old Dog". This review was followed by the second interview of the day that Niko did with Paul Pearson about Lunatic Engine. The last portion of today's show was Serra's review and the shout-outs. The review was of Mary-Louise Albert: Solo Dances/Past into Present that is part of The Dance Centre's Global Dance Series. You can stream the dance show from December 3rd until the 17th, tickets are only 10 dollars! Our shout-outs to the Whistler Film Festival, they have over 89 films and it's all online! WFF will be held through the whole month of December! Second shout-out to Wajd-Songs of Separation. You can stream this film until December 9th and join their live Q&A on December 5th at 11 am.

  • So Much to Check Out

    So Much to Check Out

    19/11/2020 Duration: 01h05min

    We started with some shout-outs; shout out to Why Art? Why Now?, the VIDF Open Call for Submissions (apply until November 22nd!) and The Third Annual Podcast Festival (festival passes are 25 dollars!). Right after the shout-outs Serra did her review of The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) that is being put on by United Players of Vancouver at Jericho Arts Center until December 6th! After a quick break we were back with Serra's review of LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan that is produced by Mitch and Murray Productions at Studio 16 until the 22nd of November! After Serra, Silvana reviewed Ridge which you can watch on the Chan Centre's website! To finish off, we had Serra's interview with Chelsea Goodman about her fantasy video gamed themes pilot "Epic Quest" which you can watch on the Fantasy Network's website for free.Time Stamps: Shout-outs 1:00Review of The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) 6:50Review of LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan 21:42Review of Ridge 30:00Interview with Chelsea Goodman 42:50

  • Interview Sandwich

    Interview Sandwich

    12/11/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    This show was an interview sandwich! We started and finished off with an interview. First off was Serra's interview with Shelby Wyminga and Kerri Norris about the audio play Little Women which is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's book, it's produced by Far From The Tree Productions which is actually the production company of Shelby and her sister Joelle! Its debut is on November 14, 2020 and the ew episodes are every Saturday until December 19, 2020. You can listen on all podcasting platforms! In the middle of our sandwich was two reviews! Our new correspondant Olivia did her review of the short film Come To Your Senses and Eva reviewed Dee Daniles' performance at The Shadbolt. We finished off our show with Serra's interview with Michael Scholar Jr. who is the director of LUNGS, produced by Mitch and Murray Productions. You can catch LUNGS between November 13th and 22nd 2020.Time Stamps: Interview with Shelby Wyminga and Kerri Norris 2.35Review of Come To Your Senses 21.00Review of Dee Daniels 28.32Intervi

  • So Many Reviews!

    So Many Reviews!

    05/11/2020 Duration: 01h10s

    We started off today's show with an interview Serra did with Megan Majewski about her upcoming exhibition "Fire Followers" at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity museum and her artist participation in the Annual Eastside Culture Crawl. After this interview, we had a bunch of reviews! First up was Eva's review of Heart of the City Festival, she even gave some of her picks of upcoming events in the festival you can check out! Right after was Serra's review of Studio 58's Risky Nights-Fort, specifically the two rooms The Shame Spiral and Political Party. We continued our show with Niko's review of Vancouver Opera's La Voix Humaine. Finally, we finished off with a review that Serra did of The Arts Club Theatre Company's Buffoon. Time Stamps:Interview with Megan Majewski 2.40Review of Heart of the City Festival 16.20Review of Studio 58 Risky Nights 29.40Review of La Voix Humaine 42.15Review of Buffoon 52.50

  • Interviews? We got em

    Interviews? We got 'em

    29/10/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    This week's show featured 2 interviews! We started with Niko's interview with Sarah Klassen. After a quick ad and psa break, our new correspondent Eva had her interview with Black Pontiac! Their new single "Soda Pop Rock" is out and you can listen to it on spotify and apple music. We finished our show with Serra's quick review of Farouche which was part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Links for Black Pontiac!

  • Lets Slow it Down a Bit

    Let's Slow it Down a Bit

    22/10/2020 Duration: 01h02s

    Today's show is a little calmer, a little slower. Life has been hectic so we thought we could slow it down for this week a bit. We started off Serra's interview with Donna Giraud about her new art show "Together is Always Better". We took a quick ad and psa break and continued with Niko's review of "Suitcase Stories" (going on until the 25th!) and Serra gave some information about the Museum of Vancouver's discounted rates until the end of 2020. After our second quick ad and psa break, Silvana did her review of The Polygon Gallery's "The Third Realm". Serra finished the show by letting everyone know that WIFTV submissions are open until November 20th and talked about the Vancouver Art Gallery's media preview that she attended which was about their current exhibition of Victor Vasarely.

  • We Like What We See

    We Like What We See

    15/10/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    We started off this week's show with an interview that Niko did with Paul Armstrong who is the executive director of Crazy8s. After that, we had two very positive reviews. First one being Serra's review on Studio 58's "The Doll's House Project". Serra actually interviewed one of the actors in this production, Sierra Haynes, so make sure to check out last week's episode for that! After Serra, Silvana did her review on "Brother, I Cry" which was part of VIFF. Fun fact, Serra also did an interview with Jessie Anthony who is the writer, producer and director of Brother, I Cry. If you want to listen to that interview, it's on the episode of September 30th! We finished off the show with some shout-outs to the Discover Dance Series, to VIDF Livestreams and lastly to VSFF Call for submissions. Submit your short film until the 16th!

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