Arts Alliance Blog

Chris McGregor to Take Helm at Axis Theatre Company
Wed, Aug 27th, 2014
Axis Theatre Company, currently in its 39th season of creating and touring physical theatre plays for audiences of all ages, is pleased to announce that Mr. Chris McGregor will become the new Artistic Director. Mr. McGregor begins as Interim Artistic Director in early September 2014 sharing...
Dance Victoria Appoints New GM
Wed, Aug 27th, 2014
Dance Victoria’s Executive Producer, Stephen White announced the appointment of Vancouver’s Bernard Sauvé to the new position of General Manager effective November 1, 2014.  “I’m very happy that Bernard will be joining our team in Victoria,” says White. “He comes to an organization that is on...
Call for Applications for 2014 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management
Fri, Aug 22nd, 2014
Are you an established or mid-career arts manager? Are you looking for professional development or mentorship opportunities? The John Hobday Award in Arts Management offers up to two awards of $10,000 annually.  Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council for the...
New Generation of Leadership at urban ink
Wed, Aug 20th, 2014
Vancouver’s leading producer of indigenous and inter-cultural performance works, urban ink Productions, has announced the appointment of Corey Payette as artistic director, completing a leadership change that began in June with the appointment of Kate Declerck as general manager. Corey replaces...
Save the Date for the 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards
Wed, Aug 20th, 2014
The 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards will be presented by Mayor Gregor Robertson at a 6:30 p.m. ceremony on Tuesday, October 7 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.   An official invitation will be issued shortly, so watch the Alliance News and the City of Vancouver's VanCulture...
Hill Strategies Research on Arts Participation and Engagement
Wed, Aug 20th, 2014
This special issue of the Arts Research Monitor provides a brief summary of some key issues related to arts participation and engagement explored at Measuring Cultural Engagement amid Confounding Variables, a joint research symposium of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cultural Value...
City of Vancouver Offers Professional Development Opportunities With Vantage Point
Tue, Aug 19th, 2014
Arts and cultural organizations currently assisted by the City of Vancouver through grants or who are primary tenants of City-owned or controlled spaces may be eligible for several learning opportunities with Vantage Point at no cost.  A partnership between Cultural Services and Vantage Point...
City of Richmond Manhole Cover Art Contest
Tue, Aug 19th, 2014
Here's your chance to help turn ordinary manhole covers in Richmond into public art on city streets! The City of Richmond invites you to create a design that reflects Richmond’s cultural heritage for its Cover Stories Manhole Cover Art Contest. Artists are encouraged to consider moments in...
Gabrielle Prendergast Named VPL's New Writer in Residence
Mon, Aug 18th, 2014
Acclaimed screenwriter, poet and young adult fiction author Gabrielle Prendergast has been named Vancouver Public Library's tenth writer in residence.  During her four-month tenure, Prendergast will spend some of her time mentoring emerging writers, appearing at library and community events...
CARFAC National Offers Artists For Artists Conference Bursaries
Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
From September 18 to 21, 2014, CARFAC National hosts the annual Artists for Artists conference in Toronto. Want to attend but can't afford the airfare? Eight travel bursaries of up to $500 are available for artists in financial need to cover travel and registration costs. There are...
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