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

New Report Recommends Arts Funding Policy Focus on 'Everyday Creativity'

New Report Recommends Arts Funding Policy Focus on 'Everyday Creativity'

Kings College London's new report, "Towards cultural democracy: Promoting cultural capabilities for everyone," calls for a radical shift in arts support and funding to make creativity more widely accessible.

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BC Liberals Pledge to Double BC Arts Council Budget in Throne Speech

BC Liberals Pledge to Double BC Arts Council Budget in Throne Speech

In the BC Liberal Party's throne speech delivered at the B.C. Legislature on June 22, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon pledged that the government would double the budget of the BC Arts Council, in line with the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture's recommendations.

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National Aboriginal Day Will Change to National Indigenous Peoples Day Next Year: Here's Why

We take a look at best practices around the terminology for Indigenous Peoples.

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Hill Strategies Research Releases New Report on Arts and Belonging

"Vital Signs: Arts & Belonging," commissioned jointly by Community Foundations of Canada and CAPACOA, was released June 21.

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11 Events to Attend for the Week of June 19, 2017

Check out events presented by our members, including Between the Sheets at Pacific Theatre, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and the new exhibition Unbelievable at Museum of Vancouver.

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Prince George Museum Preserves History of Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

The Lheidli T'enneh First Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Exploration Place, the oldest museum in Prince George, that designates The Exploration Place as the official repository of Lheidli history.

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Canadian Heritage Approves $3.3 Million in Job and Internship Funding to Museums

The new federal financial contribution enables the Canadian Museums Association to deliver 354 additional Young Canada Works summer jobs and internships in 2017–2018.

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Department of Canadian Heritage Invests $2.6 Million in Victoria Arts and Culture Organizations

The Government of Canada provided $2.6 million in funding to 14 arts and culture and official-language organizations in Victoria.

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National Arts Centre Names Kevin Loring as Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director

Nlaka’pamux actor and playwright Kevin Loring, who is originally from Lytton, will be the first artistic director of the NAC's newly formed Indigenous Theatre when it launches in 2019.

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Federal Government Suspends Private Right of Action Provision in Anti-Spam Legislation

The private right of action provision of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which would have allowed class action lawsuits against individuals and organizations in violation of the legislation, has been suspended. CASL comes into effect on July 1.

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That's a Wrap On REVOLUTION 2017

Thanks to everyone who made the Alliance's annual conference, REVOLUTION 2017, a success. If you weren't able to attend, or if you'd just like to relive the magic, here's a brief recap.

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"Audiences Want to Participate," Ben Cameron Tells Capacity Crowd

During an enthusiastically received keynote speech at REVOLUTION 2017, renowned campaigner for the arts Ben Cameron shed light on new ways to engage audiences.

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City of Port Coquitlam Hosts Cultural Roundtable

The City invites all members of the creative and cultural sector, City staff, businesses, community organizations and educational institutions to the event, which takes place June 15.

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City of Vancouver Cultural Services and Vancouver Civic Theatres Host Open Meet and Greet

City of Vancouver Cultural Services and Vancouver Civic Theatres invite you to meet their respective staffs at The Annex in Vancouver on June 20.

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Surrey Mayor's Art Awards Winners Announced

The awards were presented by the Surrey Board of Trade at a ceremony on June 9.

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BC Culture Days Names 2017 Ambassadors

BC Culture Days has named seven people to act as arts and culture ambassadors for their communities, leading up to Culture Days weekend September 29-October 1.

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City of Vancouver Releases Liquor Policy Review

The review includes new recommendations for arts and culture spaces as well as live music events.

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"Just Give Us Good Art": Five Questions For REVOLUTION Panel Moderator Dani Fecko

We catch up with agent, producer and consultant Dani Fecko, who will moderate the panel "New Ways of Working Together: The Next Generation," at REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity. REVOLUTION, the Alliance's annual conference, takes place in Vancouver June 8.

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Upcoming Law for Non Profits Workshop: "The New Societies Act"

Law for Non Profits will be hosting a session of their workshop, "The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know," at the Alliance in Vancouver on June 7. Bursaries are available for registered non-profit societies delivering community social services within the City of Vancouver.

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Pacific Contact 2018 Opens Showcase Applications

The BC Touring Council has opened online showcase applications for its annual touring conference, Pacific Contact 2018. The deadline for applications is June 30.

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