ICOAAT International Centre for Arts and Technology
ICOAAT, the International Centre of Arts and Technology is Vancouver’s Literary Makerspace. We are interested in all things literary and text based. ICOAAT is home to the Dominion Reading Series for marginalized writers, produces Storytelling with Drag Queens and holds other diverse events around the Lower Mainland in various venues.
ICOAAT is an organization that holds space for intersectional LGTBQI2S and BIPOC creatives. The studio space will be set up to provide for small innovative production of chapbooks, sewing projects with text, printmaking and letterpress works.
We have partnered with the Burnaby Public Library, The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, United Church of Canada, Microsoft Metrotown, Café Deux Soleils and Cottage Bistro to put on literary events that seek to bring diversity to Vancouver. We continue to look for new partnerships with unique community members and help those that may face challenges in putting together literary events.