DTES Small Arts Grants 10th Anniversary Website

Rudolf Penner

Watercolour on absorbent ground on particle board

Received 2 grants

Rudolf Penner moved into fine art after studying briefly, a graphic design program in Nelson, BC. He has worked in many flat media: oil, watercolour, acrylic, graphite, chalk pastel, collage, photography.

How has receiving a DTES Small Arts Grant supported your development as an artist?

Helped me get some work out into the public. Last year i printed 18 prints of two canvases on homelessness-social control-human rights and distributed to attendees at the art show free of charge.

How has DTES Small Arts Grants helped DTES artists?

DTES grants help identify artists working in and around the Downtown Eastside. Local residents and support workers also begin to recognize them as artists. This boosts confidence and production.

How has DTES Small Arts Grants impacted the community?

Makes the community tighter knit in that we recognize each other once we have worked together to hold a show.

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