DTES Small Arts Grants 10th Anniversary Website

Shawn Giroux

Acrylic paint

Received a grant in 2012

Hi my name is Shawn Giroux. I’m a artists in many ways,paintings, musician song writing,tattooing. Video producer.
I’ve been doing art in the downtown Vancouver Eastside for 18 years. Been hosting open mic at Oppenheimer Park, the past 7 years.I facilitate art classes at Life Skills for 10years. & Co facilitate Music therapy classes for 5 years with Devon Martin. We produced over 500 song from different artists & produced a mix CD. From it , at Life Skills. & now I supervisor saving lives at M.O.P.S overdose prevention site.for the past 5 years. I live to make life easier for everyone. Thanks

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

I help with my confession, reminding me the awesome thing I accomplished & still inspiring other to live there Dreams.

How has DTES Small Arts Grants helped DTES artists?

It helped us get material,& to do project that included many different types of artists. Bringing us closer to each other,& collaborate, showing us together we can accomplish way more .Making us way more productive .& better quality products. Thank you guys , for making us feel like were part of something bigger. Part of a beautiful community. Thanks.

How has DTES Small Arts Grants impacted the community?

They give us a chance to create art projects. To entertain the community. & inspiring other, showing them that they can also live their dreams as an artist.

Just like to thank everyone who is part of this project. You guys are amazing. You really make a big positive impact in our community.

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