PSFS Receives Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund Grant from Canadian Heritage

Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) is proud to announce the support of Canadian Heritage’s Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund. The grant is designed to support the arts and cultural sectors in creating opportunities for artists and cultural workers as the sector weathers the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to create live and digital arts and cultural experiences within the existing restrictions on gatherings. Following this summer’s modified Powell Street Festival, PSFS will use this support to present an array of artistic works to our audiences, and to directly support our community by creating opportunities for artists and production workers disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. PSFS has engaged long-time collaborator Diane Kadota Arts Management (DKAM) to manage and co-cultivate a dynamic season of live programming with a focus on diverse artists.

PSFS’ offerings will include Made In Voyage by Ziyian Kwan and Dumb Instrument Dance, two concerts featuring internationally renowned master of resonance and sound Tatsuya Nakatani – November 10th and 13th at Massy Arts Society and Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, a special Powell Street Festival screening and concert at Commercial Drive’s Rio Theatre, and a new musical and-in-development Mildred Bailey.

Details on each production are to be announced. Watch our website at or follow us @powellstfest on social media.