Morrow is a cultural hub that supports and is in conversation with the work of many artists from across genres. Bring your body, your work, your dreams. In different times and other than usual spaces, creativity inspires. Welcome to Morrow!
We opened Morrow in July 2020 as a three-month pop-up in which to pivot an ensemble creation. A tiny storefront was our makeshift dance studio and performance venue, behind which we turned a secret loft into a gallery for artists to display and sell material creations.
Quite by accident, we stayed in this unorthodox venue until December 2021, by which time, we had programmed thirteen paid residences, produced 70 live micro-performances, sponsored events hosted by other organizations, and provided free use and subsidized rentals. Clearly, we needed legitimate cultural space.
So we moved into Morrow’s current address at 910 Richards Street, a 1270 sq. ft. flex space with studio, gallery and relax/work areas – across the street from a playground and at the intersection of 2 bike lanes. We’re grateful to City of Vancouver Cultural Spaces and the British Columbia Arts Council for supporting venue operations and improvements including: theatrical lighting, surround masking, sound system and upgrades that augment a modest venue. We even have a space operations manager, dance artist Allie Lang!
When people come to Morrow, they often exclaim that the space is stunning. In part it’s the northern light and tree-lined windows. But I know for a fact that Morrow is beautiful because artists who grace the space imprint every particle of the environs with creative and heart energy.