The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

New Academic VP and Provost Appointed at Emily Carr

New Academic VP and Provost Appointed at Emily Carr

Bonne Zabolotney has been named the new vice president academic and provost at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 

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Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship Call for Applications

The program has now expanded to three days and is open nationally to Aboriginal Canadian film artists.

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Fundraising Campaign Launched For Injured Dancer Lucila Munaretto

Friends of Argentina-born ballerina Lucila Munaretto have launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist in her recovery following a rollerblading accident.

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Registration for Standing Committee on Finance Presentations Now Open

Register now to take part in this year’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services public hearings. 

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Vancouver Indigenous Group Seeks Back-To-School Supplies for Students

The Indigenous Action Movement is partnering with Vancouver community members to collect donations for their annual Back To School Supplies Drive.

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Word Vancouver and Pandora's Collective Announce Award Recipients

Word Vancouver has partnered with Pandora’s Collective to co-produce a revival of the Pandora’s Collective Literary Awards, recognizing authors whose work fosters and contributes to the Vancouver literary scene.

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VIBC Announces New Artistic Director

Tarun Nayar - writer, producer, DJ, and musician - has been appointed artistic director of Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society.

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Music Industry Rallies Against Cuts To CBC

Canadian Musician magazine has launched an online petition and PR campaign to rally the Canadian music industry to oppose funding cuts to the CBC.

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New CEO announced for Creative BC

Prem Gill will take over from Richard Brownsey as CEO of Creative BC at the end of September.

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Human rights activist and arts advocate Frances Wasserlein dies at 69

Vancouver human rights activist and arts advocate Frances Wasserlein died Sunday at her home on the Sunshine Coast's Halfmoon Bay.

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International Arts Conference Comes to Vancouver

This year's Western Arts Alliance Annual Conference will be taking place in Vancouver, August 31 - September 3, 2015, at The Westin Bayshore Hotel.

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Artist's Open Letter to Party Leaders Calls for National Vision for the Arts

Fannina Waubert de Puiseau, a dramaturg, director, and performance creator, has recently penned an open letter to federal party leaders on the state of arts policy in Canada.

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Nominations open for BC Multiculturalism Awards

September 22 is the deadline for nominations for the British Columbia Multicultural Awards, recognizing our province's multicultural champions. 

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Applications Being Accepted for Arts Integration Learning Lab Program

The Arts Integration Learning Lab is a fully subsidised professional development experience for artists of all disciplines in the Greater Vancouver area.

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Alliance's Federal Election Toolkit Available Now

The Alliance’s Federal Election Toolkit is a free, non-partisan resource for getting the vote out, engaging your candidates, and being informed about the arts and culture in Canada in preparation for October 19.

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VPL Welcomes Aboriginal Storyteller In-Residence

Vancouver Public Library will welcome Sharon Shorty as its 2015 aboriginal storyteller in residence at a special event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 25 at the Alice MacKay Room of the central library.

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Economic Benefits of Culture

Hill Strategies Research Inc has released their new report on the economic benefits of culture. This special issue of their monthly Arts Research Monitor takes an extended look at data from the 2010 Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account.

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Election 2015 - Charities Go on Offence!

Imagine Canada will be hosting a FREE webinar on September 16, at 1 p.m. EDT, about charity engagement in the upcoming election.

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Christina Ricucci Wins 2015 Cultural Architect Award

Held annually in Vancouver, the Cultural Architect Awards, presented by B. Brand Apparel Inc., were founded to honor, recognize, and reward young intellectual creative thinkers for their creativity and humane efforts.

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The Kootenays Mourn Literary Maven Holley Rubinsky

Holley Rubinsky, a resident of Kaslo, BC for more than thirty years prior, has passed away at age 72. Rubinksy was much admired and loved for her unflinching intelligence and feminism, and her many literary achievements.

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