WrightSpace is PTC’s shortest, most dynamic opportunity to develop a focused component of a project in collaboration with personally tailored creative support.

Previous themes for WrightSpace have included: Digital Transformation (2020) and Ack Lab (2015).

Thank you to everyone who applied to WrightSpace this year. We’re excited to announce our WrightSpace 2024 participants: Chelsea McPeake Carlson and Joy Russell! In the upcoming year, Chelsea and Joy will investigate meaningful relationships to the land with PTC Dramaturg, Creative Engagement Joanna Garfinkel during their residencies.

Chelsea McPeake Carlson

Chelsea is investigating story capturing, fire keeping, and transmission of traditional and non-traditional story structures with Joe Gilchrist, storyteller and Skeetchestn band member.

Joy Russell

A black woman with short salt and pepper hair and styled in a mohawk smiles at the camera. She has tortoise glasses and red lipstick.

“My project has emerged alongside my MA thesis in Geography at SFU, which, through archival research, focuses on two Vancouver sites and aquatic histories: the segregation policies at Crystal Pool, a former public swimming pool in the West End, and “Brown Skin Beach,” a potential alternative recreational site, located in Kitsilano at Sen̓áḵw.  I am currently a commissioned artist working with Neworld Theatre, exploring joining my MA archival research, image and text with movement, sound, and poetry to create an interdisciplinary piece that brings poetic life to meta and micro narratives of settler colonization, racialization, resistance, and creative life-making with these waters.”