ISF2022 Inner / Outer Climates brings you some of the world’s most powerful thinkers on climate change and social justice, a 2022 Grammy Award-winning musician, a boundary-pushing dance performance, a science-meets-art experience that brings you music from mushrooms, doctors and healers forging new pathways in the complex art of healing, award-winning filmmakers, sitar maestros, tabla wizards, brass bands, human-animal hip hop collaborations, outdoor art installations, Indigenous and South Asian DJs reclaiming their languages while making new ones. There will be food for thought and for the stomach, celebration and provocation. We’re honoured to present a galaxy of artists who lead us to examine and dream new ways of living our lives, and to healing our inner and outer climates. 

Latest Past Events

ISF Sound System (July 10 and July 17)

Granville Island Public Market Courtyard 1689 Johnston St, Vancouver

ISF Sound System is our free music stage in the heart of Granville Island’s Public Market courtyard. Over two Sunday afternoons (July 10 and July 17), we bring the sounds of classical and contemporary South Asia to the island. Featuring singer/songwriters, sitar virtuosos, tabla gurus and even a brass band, this is a musical Thali […]

Closing Party feat. Madison McFerrin

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

 “This is Soul-capella!” - Questlove (about Madison McFerrin) Our 12th festival edition wraps its indoor programming with a fabulous, celebratory musical finale. Headlining the evening is the transcendental Madison McFerrin, who comes in from Brooklyn. Her critically acclaimed a cappella EP series, Finding Foundations, led Questlove to dub her sound “soul-cappella.” After making her debut […]

$10 – $50

5×15: The Art of the Wild

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

"If 5x15’s packed soirees feel like an evening of offline, communal surfing, it’s due to the eclectic menu of speakers."  5×15 is a global speakers series that has hosted some of the world’s most highly regarded thinkers. Quite simply, it features five stellar speakers, speaking for fifteen minutes each on a topic they are deeply […]

$10 – $50