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

Canada Council for the Arts Announces New Board Chair Appointment

On July 30, 2015 the Canada Council announced the appointment of businessman and philanthropist Pierre Lassonde as the new chair of its board of directors, effective immediately. 

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A New Minister of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development

Premier Christy Clark announced changes to provincial cabinet responsibilities on July 30. Peter Fassbender takes over from Coralee Oakes as the new Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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Register to Attend an Artspoints Information Session

On Wednesday, August 12, Artspoints Rewards will present a free information session about their recently rolled out ticketing program and customer rewards program for the arts. 

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Open Letter to the Jessies

An open letter from members of the community to the board of directors of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards focuses on the issue of a lack of diversity among Jessie nominees and recipients. 

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New Arts Hub Officially Named the BMO Theatre Centre

The Arts Club Theatre Company and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival have unveiled the name of their new facility: the BMO Theatre Centre. 

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Deadline Approaching for the Survey of BC Arts and Culture Organizations

With the July 31 deadline approaching, the Alliance is looking for participants for this large-scale research project. Take the survey now!

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Culture Days Share Your Love of Culture Contest

Take part in Culture Days' national contest for a chance to win a stay at a Fairmont Hotel or Resort in Canada, plus a donation of $5,000 to a Canadian artist or cultural organization of your choice. 

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Remembering Geoff McMurchy

Geoff McMurchy, founding artistic director of the KickstArt Society for Disability Arts and Culture, died on July 19 in Victoria due to complications of life in a quadriplegic body. 

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Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces Finalists

Twenty-three British Columbians are among the 52 Canadian artists selected as finalists for Canada’s newest national art prize.

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Artspoints Rewards Rolls Out in BC

The world's first customer rewards program for the arts has launched in BC, enabling the public to earn and redeem points when buying tickets to the arts.

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Register Your Culture Days Event Early to Be Included In Publicity Campaign

If you haven't already registered an activity for Culture Days, now's the time! Register your event before July 31, 2015 to be included in the BC Culture Days Publicity Campaign. 

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Final Call for Mayor's Arts Awards Nominations!

Submit a nomination for Vancouver's Mayor's Arts Awards! Community nominations close Friday, July 17. 

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Last Chance for Applications to Free Arts Mentorship Program for Teens

Young people between the ages of 13-18 who are currently in or have been in the foster care system are invited to take the lead in arts based community projects by participating in this year's YoungStarters program. Program application deadline is July 10, 2015. 

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International Symposium on Electronic Arts Returns to Canada

One of the world's most prominent international arts and technology events takes place this year in Vancouver, August 14-19.

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Nominations Deadline Extended for 2015 BC Creative Achievement Awards

The Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design celebrate those who, through their creativity, contribute to the cultural and economic fabric of British Columbia. The deadline for nominations for the 2015 Awards has been extended to July 13, 2015.

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Renegade Productions and City of Vancouver Work Together

Renegade Productions is looking forward to some renovations that will both address the safety concerns of the city, and also bring added functionality and comfort to their clients.

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New Societies Act Workshop

The NPCLO will be hosting a workshop to help guide your organization through the New Societies Act transition.

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Port Moody Arts Centre Appoints New Executive Director

The Port Moody Arts Centre Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Torrence as Executive Director, effective July 2, 2015.

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Deadline Extended for Mayor's Arts Awards Nominations!

Celebrate those who have made exceptional contributions to the arts in Vancouver by submitting a nomination for the 2015 Mayor's Arts Awards! The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 17, 2015.

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Stella Harvey Named 2015 Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture

Stella Harvey, founder and organizer of the Whistler Writers Festival, has been named the 2015 Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture. 

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