sean cranbury


This is the about page for this website

I am a writer, cultural manager, and communications professional living in Vancouver, Canada.

I have worked with and collaborated with many of the most respected arts and culture organizations in Canada including Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Access Copyright Foundation, Theytus Books, and many more.

I spend a lot of my time volunteering in the local creative writing and book publishing community.

In 2010 I founded a literary non-profit society called Real Vancouver that is still active to this day.

We have promoted many hundreds of emerging and established Canadian writers and books during that time.

I served as the Executive Director of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes for a few years and helped to establish the creation of the Jim Deva Prize for Writing That Provokes as well as the Borealis Prize: The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution. The first-ever award of it’s kind for the Yukon writing community.

In recent years I have worked with non-profits in the legal, cultural, and healthcare sectors directing communications, marketing, and operations.

I have hired and trained excellent people to be a part of teams that have carried out communications and marketing strategies that have worked effectively both locally and nationally.

I have had the good fortune to know and work with some of the most talented and creative people in Vancouver and elsewhere.

There have been many collaborations involving music, art, and literature. And sometimes beer.

Here’s a few highlights:

The Strike Sessions: local dj collective started by Phil David and I in 2017 that was slain by the Pandemic. We played monthly sets of soul, funk, and hip-hop records at the Fox Cabaret.

Storm Crow Tavern and Storm Crow Alehouse: I served as a General Manager for these legendary pubs during their early years. So cool that we made it to the Front Page of the Internet.

National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts: Operational and communications leadership for this important national project that serves Canadian artists and arts organizations in every sector.

National Forum on the Literary Arts, Canada Council for the Arts: Served on the Steering Committee for this national consultation that lead to a renewed model for public arts funding and the introduction of the CCA Portal.

Bizarre Love Triangle: Bleeding edge collaboration between Sad Mag, Real Vancouver, and Obscurior. A multi-valent installation at a Clark Drive gallery featuring unique intersections of writing, photography, and ambient music.

W2 Community Media Arts: Visionary creative social enterprise in the DTES. Organized some of the greatest events of the era at Storyeum and Woodwards locations.

Many more to come.