Cultural Architects are creative people with a passion for humanity and inspiring others. They are intellectual creative thinkers that have found and continue to pursue ways to better the world around them.
The 'smart guy,' the 'nerd,' and the 'intellectual creative thinker' must have a place in our society. We must embrace and encourage them onward for the continued growth, development, and heartbeat of our social fabric.
Young people are encouraged to perform well in the classroom, on the field, and on the stage, but what about our world and local community stages?
The Cultural Architect Awards, presented by Inspire Dance TV, was founded to honor, recognize, and reward young intellectual creative thinkers for their creativity and humane efforts.
Held annually in Vancouver British Columbia, Inspire Dance TV and its founders hope to grow the funding and grant program to $25,000 per awardee yearly with recipients from across North America.
AUGUST 27th, 2016
AUGUST 28th, 2016
600 Hamilton Street
Our awards ceremony consists of a benefit performance concert. If you feel inspired to perform a piece of any kind, we would love to get you in the line up.
We are always looking for partners. As an individual or business if you believe your corporate mandate or values align with ours, let us know and we will find a way to work together.
The fund is currently securing its government charity and non-for-profit status. Until then, you are more than welcome to donate towards the event and awarded grant.
There is plenty to do on the day of the event, or throughout the year. If you'd like to volunteer during the event as event staff or throughout the year on our marketing team, let us know!
Vincenzo De Palma has over 22 years' experience in the forest products sector and serves as the CEO of Three Rivers Resources Ltd as well as CEO of Axiom B.I. MC. Today, Axiom B.I. MC is working with some of North America's most respected industry specialists in verticals such as: Energy & Natural Resources, Engineering, First Nations Relations, Finance and Government Relations. He is responsible for the overall corporate governance and business development plan of the company in North America and Internationally. He has more than 20 years' experience in domestic and international sales and marketing utilizing his proven leadership, analytical and creative skills to achieve industry leading results. In addition, he was instrumental for many years in the global growth of a leading top quartile North American Forest Products firm and an integrated home manufacturing firm in achieving top quartile financial and strategic alliance partnership results domestically and internationally.
He is presently the Co-Founder and CEO of Three Rivers Resources, a natural resources management and investment company that is a Joint Venture partner with The Kaska Dena First Nations to provide expertise in First Nations relations, project management, manufacturing, and sales and marketing of forest products. Today the Kaska Dena and Three Rivers manage a forestry region that encompasses over 12,000 hectares or 10 percent of the Province of British Columbia. His extensive North American and International business exposure is tremendous assets in assisting Three Rivers achieve success.
Autumn Miller, age 14, was born in Orange, California in 2001. Since starting training in ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, and hip hop at the age of five, she has since been featured on ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars", Disney’s "Shake It Up", Willow Smith’s "Whip My Hair" music video, as well as in the Just Dance 2 Kids video game for Wii.
Aside from her undeniable talent, Autumn’s amazing generosity is what truly sets her apart in the dance world. Autumn has used her incredible dance experiences to give back to communities around her, most notably with her charity, Dance 2 Give. Dance 2 Give has partnered with the inspiring Mexico based YO BAILO por un Mexico (Dance for a better Mexico,) a dance convention that raises money for medical cases for Mexican children in need. In order to raise funds for YO BAILO, Autumn has offered her skills to teach classes in Monterrey, Mexico, where she will also perform.
Autumn strives to share her message of the power of giving with the younger generation, teaching children to be socially aware and to come together to do what they love in order to give back to those who are less fortunate than themselves.
Christina Ricucci, (16) is a dancer, performer and student living in Los Angeles, California. She is a member of the contemporary dance company, Westside Dance Project, under the direction of Jessie Riley, and also dances with the National award-winning Murrieta Dance Project, and Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy. Christina was a Youth America Grand Prix Hope Award Recipient, a 1st place classical winner, and was also the gold medalist at the World Ballet Competition.
There's no doubt that Christina lights up every stage she steps foot on, but it's her beauty between stages that sets her apart. At the young age of 15, Christina co-founded a non-profit organization called Artists Giving Hope with best friend Jake Tribus in order to provide a platform for artists and the community around them to "inspire compassion, [and to uphold] respect and acceptance for all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or beliefs." Artists Giving Hope has reached over 8,000 young dancers from around the world in its inaugural year through nationwide performances, choreographic workshops and education.
Christina stands by the important message that "Kindness Changes Everything." This Dance Spirit Magazine Cover Model, Capezio Athlete, and National Award Winning dancer is just at the beginning of her journey. We are so excited to help her spread the message of kindness to the world!
Ryan started dancing at the age of two and has been on his feet ever since. At age 8 he began to train in Hip Hop and now holds titles such as a 2-time Next Level Hip Hop Champion, 2-time World of Dance Champion, Canada's Got Talent top 3 Finalist, and Assistant Captain of Team Canada Hip Hop, placing 4th in the World!
A choreographer as well, Ryan specializes in all styles of hip hop and trains thoroughly to maintain adaptability.
His experiences on screen have helped not only to catapult his name in the world of dance. But have provided him the ability to appear very natural and comfortable on camera.
Performing with such artist as Hedley, Carly Rae Jepsen, Victoria Duffield, Shawn Desman, Marianas Trench, and countless others, Ryan is also no stranger to big performances.
Movie, Video, and Television Credits include: "Untold stories of the ER", "Once Upon A Time", "Danimals Yogurt", "Martian Child", "Kardinal Offishall", "2010 Winter Olympic Closing Ceremonies", "We Day", and "Canada's Got Talent"
Watasun has been playing music together for the better part of a decade now. From pubs to folk fests, living rooms and major clubs, they've seen and played it all. Their uplifting, highly rhythmic and unique performances have garnered recognition all over BC and continue to be a band in demand.
Former NBA Blazers Dancer, Inspire Dance Tour Director, and Inspire Dance TV host Stephanie Morris; beautiful, talented, and fun, takes you on a journey every week with fresh dance insight on Inspire Dance TV. With her natural charisma and charm, she continues to delight through her work with her uplifting presence.
Help us find next year's Cultural Architect Award recipient. Search your community for young intellectual creative thinkers that have found and continue to pursue ways to inspire and help others.
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