Vine Project artwork

Welcome to The Vine Project

The Vine project is a website promoting creative expression of racially diverse communities in the General Toronto Area. It provides an exciting space for individuals to freely explore cultural roots, migrations experiences and their contemporary realities. This ground breaking project is a joint effort between Premika Ratnam and Culturelink.

The website features:

  • FOLKLORE: illustrated stories and recordings of modern and traditional tales and songs
  • ARTICLES: written essays/poems/articles/book reviews relating to the Diasporic experience
  • INTERVIEWS: video recordings of personal stories of people who came to Culturelink's 20th anniversary celebration as well as other individuals engaged in social change
  • GALLERY: biographies and descriptions of artists and projects promoting diasporic expression
  • PEN: interviews with writers in exile who are members of PEN Canada