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

Hill Strategies Research on Diversity and Equity

The latest issue of Arts Research Monitor includes an in-depth study of the situation of diverse arts organizations in Canada and the United States, two Canadian guides for developing accessible and inclusive programming, and an American literature review related to cultural equity and inclusion. 

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Announcing the Presenters + Panelists for re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016

The Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup of presenters and panelists for its upcoming conference, re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016, taking place June 9 at Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

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Register an Activity for the 2016 Culture Days Weekend

Give the public a peek behind the curtains to discover your creative process, have them learn something new or engage with other members of the community. Register an activity for Culture Days 2016!

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Canada Council Announces Its Strategic Plan 2016-21

Canada Council for the Arts aims to set out a vision for the future of Canada's arts sector through its 2016-21 Strategic Plan. The Council also revealed plans to launch a special, one-time $33.4 million creation fund by May 2016.

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Federal Consultations on Canada’s Place in a Digital World

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly announced on April 23 the launch of public consultations with consumers and content creators with an aim to bring Canada’s cultural properties into the digital age. 

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Registration Open for GVPTA's 2016 Making a Scene Conference

Now in its 17th year, the Vancouver theatre community’s annual MAKING A SCENE conference will be held at VanDusen Botanical Garden on May 5, 2016.

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Activation of Underused Vancouver Civic Theatre Spaces Through Pilot Program

As part of a one-year pilot program, Vancouver Civic Theatres will provide grants of subsidized rental fees to arts organizations and not-for-profit community groups for use of underused VCT spaces such as the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza and the Orpheum Annex. 

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Panelists Announced for “re:generation” Opening Session

Setting the stage for a day of deep thinking and lively conversations at re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016, about the changing landscape of our arts and cultural leadership, will be a morning panel discussion which will include SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit director Howard Jang, Writers Festival founder Alma Lee, and PuSh Festival managing director Roxanne Duncan. 

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Vancouver Art Gallery Presents BC's Most Prestigious Visual Arts Prizes

At a special ceremony on April 19, the Vancouver Art Gallery announced this year’s recipients of the most prestigious awards in this province: the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts and the VIVA Awards.

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Last Call For Nominations For the 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards!

Celebrate artists and arts supporters who have made exceptional contributions to the creative community in Vancouver by submitting a nomination by Monday, April 25, 2016! 

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Reflection and Discussion Paper on Pathways in Audience Research

A discussion paper contributing to an ongoing dialogue about audience research has been released by CAPACOA. 

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Interim Report On Art For Social Change In Canada

Judith Marcuse Projects and the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) have shared an interim report at the halfway point in their five-year ASC! Research Project on art for social change in Canada. 

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Plan For Arts Day on the Hill 2016

The Canadian Arts Coalition invites arts advocates to participate in an all-member meeting on April 25 to discuss plans for the 2016 Arts Day on the Hill.

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Attend an Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon

As part of the development of ArtStarts in Schools' new project to support artists in the classroom, five salons will take place across the province in the coming weeks. 

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Changes in the Management of Canadian Heritage Grants and Contributions

On April 14, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage announced that important changes will be made to the way business is done in her department with respect to grants and contributions.

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Silk Purse Arts Centre and the Ambleside Waterfront Concept Plan

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council is seeking community feedback to help them adequately represent the interests of artists, performers, community members, and their membership in these discussions with the District about the future of their facility.

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Alliance Presents Kelowna Networking Event and Free Workshop

Members of the arts and culture community in Kelowna and surrounding areas are invited to attend an April 22 networking event and an April 23 gaming grant workshop, hosted by the Alliance in partnership with the Rotary Centre for the Arts and the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan. Both events are free to attend. RSVP now!

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Applications Accepted for 2016 John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

Applications are being accepted for the 2016 John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award, which is intended to assist mature West Coast theatre artists to further their artistic development.  

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City of Vancouver Invites Submissions For 2016 Book Award

Authors and publishers of books that contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character or the achievements of its residents are invited to submit entries for the annual City of Vancouver Book Award.

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City of New Westminster Announces Plan For Retention of Historic Massey Theatre

The City of New Westminster has confirmed its intention to take ownership of the Massey Theatre land and building from School District 40, and work together with the province to invest in seismic upgrades to the theatre.

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