Patti Fraser | Community Engaged Media Art Projects and Institutes
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Housing Matters Media Project

In 2010, Patti Fraser and Corin Browne responded to the housing crises by creating The Housing Matters Media Project. The project worked with young artists to produce a collection of digital narratives that investigated issues of affordable housing with the intent is to create an informed and active community.


The films produced in this phase of the project have been screened in a variety of venues, locally and internationally to inform and affect housing policy. This project partnered with the University of British Columbia Housing Justice Research Project at


Housing Matters Media:


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The 19th Birthday Party Working with a group of youth who experienced government care this media art installation represents the investigation the community undertook within their creative practice. When youth in government care turn 19 in British Columbia, they lose all their financial support.  This media art installation co-created with Corin Browne.


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In the media: 

2006 – 2013 Resident Artist/Curator - Arts, Health, and Seniors Project

Digital Storytelling Project: a Community Engaged Art and Research project supported by Vancouver Parks and Recreation; Arts & Culture & Vancouver Coastal Health & University of British Columbia


This multi year research project was created to investigate the effects creative practice has on the health and well being of seniors.


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The Seniors Digital Storytelling Project

Digital video storytelling co-created with seniors from the Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, co-produced with Corin Browne.  


Summer Visions Film Institute


Founding Faculty (Pre-production)   This institute was a youth run, youth produced, and youth mentored film production in Vancouver East’s Side. Conceived to provide employment opportunities for youth in Vancouver’s Eastside and as a way to create networks of support and engaged citizenship within the community.


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Artistic Director - The Documenting Engagement Institute

This Institute was one of the first in Canada to recognize the importance of community engaged art practice. Created in partnership with Canada Council for the Arts, Pacific Cinematheque and Vancouver Parks Board Office of Arts and Culture.


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The Digital Shrine

Co-created with Corin Browne including media produced from the community Arts, Health, and Seniors Digital Storytelling Project. This outdoor media installation was created for ‘ A Night for All Souls.’ A community art performance project with Artistic Director Paula Jardine.

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