OPEN FORMAT ARTS & CULTURE 
creates social, community-minded events.



Purpose

To meet, inspire and get inspired.


Vision

By leading with open minds and open hearts, we allow ourselves to learn and support one another. Our intention is to bring people together, and improve our community’s wellbeing.

Mission

We create social, community-minded events that offer presenters a platform and audiences inspiration. We believe in the magic and the wisdom of real world stories, people and experiences. People can often feel disconnected from community life in the city, and we want to change that and create more meaningful interactions within our city and among one another.


What We do

OFAC is an experience design studio whose core expertise lies in placemaking, curation and production. We create events that connect creative talents with community minded audiences. 

OFAC produces the annual Design Vancouver Festival and PechaKucha Night speaker series. Throughout the year, we also collaborate with community groups on design-driven projects.

︎︎︎ PechaKucha Night Vancouver


︎︎︎ Long Table Series, May2024


︎︎︎ Ideas Symposium, Sept.2024


︎︎︎ Design Vancouver Festival, TBA


︎︎︎ Design Vancouver Weekly, TBA


We acknowledge that our events are produced on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.