Improvised Arts Society

Welcome to the Improvised Arts Society

Just Play

The Vancouver Improvised Arts Society was born out of the desire to foster the creation of new artistic works sparked from joyful spontaneous play and to support artists working across mediums to explore, create, and perform within the limitless realm of improvised art. Diverse at its core, VIAS is grounded in its mission to pay artists fairly and to raise the bar for interdisciplinary programming that celebrates the intersections of gender, race, and social status by encouraging the mingling of mediums and genres. VIAS is poised to be a hub for international and local artists ready to expand and evolve their crafts through experimentation, collaboration, and performance.