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

The Alliance is Looking for a New Receptionist and Administrative Assistant!

We're looking for a new face to greet visitors, handle administrative tasks, and complete other duties to ensure the smooth operation of the Alliance.

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Applications Open For Second Cohort of Talent To Lead Program

Are you looking to advance your career in the cultural sector? Applications for the second cohort of this CHRC program for mid-career cultural managers close January 15.

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New Program Details & Last Chance For Early Bird Registration For Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Rick Antonsen, author and former CEO of Tourism Vancouver, will be the keynote speaker for the February 20 conference. Register by December 11 to take advantage of early bird rates.

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Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces 2017 Call for Submissions

SSNAP issues awards totalling $30,000 to artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. 

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CHRC Announces HR Management Toolkit Update

The revised Toolkit includes a new guide on succession planning and HR Management 101 with CHRC’s foundational Competency Chart for Cultural Managers.

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Province and Creative BC Announce $4.41 Million In Funding for Music Industry

The money has been allocated to various organizations and programs, including Music BC, who received $1.41 million.

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Call to Action From City of Vancouver's Arts and Culture Policy Council

Members of Vancouver's arts and cultural community are urged to register to speak at a special City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to advocate for increased arts funding in the 2017 Budget. 

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BC Artscape To Open Multi-Tenant Creative Hub in Vancouver's Chinatown

The non-profit has announced that negotiations are being finalized on approximately 48,000 square feet of vacant space for use as a creative hub. A call for tenants and partners has been issued and a series of open houses will take place over the next week. 

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Former Museum of London Director Appointed CEO of Museum of Vancouver

Mark Richards brings to his new role over 20 years of experience working in national museums in the UK. 

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Application Deadline Approaching for Digital LEAP Playwrighting Program

Students living in remote communities in BC who are interested in developing their playwriting skills can apply to be part of a free program offered through Arts Club Theatre Company. 

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Alliance Benefits Plan Representative Change

After more than fifteen years as the Alliance's insurance representative, our beloved Donna Peerless will be retiring in 2017 and will pass the reins to our new insurance advisor, Saskia Vermeulen.

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Registration Open For BCTC's Pacific Contact 2017

Early bird registration rates are in effect until March 12. 

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South Asian Heritage Learning Tools Receive Boost From Province

The B.C. government has awarded the Indus Media Foundation a one-time grant of $248,500 to share South Asian heritage through exhibition displays and learning tools intended for B.C. schools and community spaces.

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Gabriola Arts Council Receives Grant for Job Creation Partnerships

The partnerships will provide skills training and paid work experience to four Gabriola Island residents, resulting in a year’s worth of arts and culture programming and a renovated community cultural centre.

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Update and Reminder to RSVP: Alliance Call to Action

We've made some updates to the Call to Action we issued last week to hone in on the matter of requesting increased funding for our sector through the BC Arts Council. If you haven't already done so, register to be part of this important public meeting in Vancouver on December 6! 

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Hill Strategies on Provincial and Territorial Arts Research Reports

The latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor features four provincial and territorial arts research reports, including the multifaceted research project conducted for us at the Alliance, research on artists in Saskatchewan, a survey of municipal cultural expenses in Quebec, and a study of arts administration resources in Nunavut.

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Alliance Professional Development Planning Survey

We're seeking input from the arts, culture and heritage sector as we plan our 2017 professional development programs. Please take a few moments to complete our online survey!

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Michael Audain Pledges $2 Million Donation to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The gift is contingent upon AGGV's new Next Gallery receiving the necessary funding from the Province of British Columbia during the 2017 calendar year.

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Alliance Workshop Registration Open for The New Societies Act: Making the Transition

Building on the basic framework of the The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know, this session will demonstrate the mechanics of the transition and will address the key bylaw changes that may be required by societies under the new Societies Act. Workshop attendees will also be introduced to the new BC Registries and Online Services website.

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Your Invitation to a New Westminster Cultural Roundtable on Performing Arts

Members of the public are invited to join a community conversation on November 27 focused on issues concerning New Westminster's performing arts scene. 

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