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

Jessie Awards Round-Up: Big Wins for Onegin

Arts Club Theatre's Onegin comes out on top at 2016 musical theatre awards.

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BCTC Opens Applications for Pacific Contact 2017

The BC Touring Council is accepting showcase applications for Pacific Contact 2017, its annual tradeshow and booking conference for the performing arts.

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CBC Offers Incubator Program for Diverse Video Creators

CBC offers workshop for up to 12 video creators who identify as part of an Indigenous, disability or visible minority community.

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Valuable First Nations Carving Stolen from UVic

A valuable First Nations art work has been stolen from the University of Victoria.

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Audain Art Museum Receives $2 Million Donation

The Jarislowsky Foundation has donated a $2 million gift to the Audain Arts Museum in Whistler, to be dedicated to the chief curator's salary.

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ABPBC Announces New Executive Director

As Margaret Reynolds announces her retirement, the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia welcomes new executive director Heidi Waechtler.

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Nominations Open for Kamloops 2017 Mayor's Awards for the Arts

Nominations are now open for the annual awards that recognize and celebrate artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

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Hill Strategies Research on the Economic Benefits of Culture

The latest issue of Arts Research Monitor includes a detailed examination of various categories and subjects as well as key provincial and territorial statistics from Statistics Canada’s report on Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (2010 to 2014), which provides data on the direct economic and employment impacts of the arts, culture, and heritage.

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Call for Submissions: Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry

The Royal City Literary Arts Society has announced its Call for Submissions for the 3rd Annual Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry.

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Nominations Open for Carter Wosk Awards for Applied Art & Design

The Carter Wosk Awards for Applied Art & Design celebrate British Columbians who, through their creativity, contribute to the cultural economy of the province.

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Survey of Professional Dancers in Canada

Hill Strategies Research is conducting a survey for the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) to better understand the working situation, career and transition needs of dancers across the country. Professional dancers are invited to complete the survey before June 30 

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Summer Workshop: The New Societies Act

Register now for our upcoming summer workshop, another session of The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know: Making The Transition, with Martha Rans of Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society. Note that ASL interpretation will be provided for this session.

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Canada's Walk of Fame Searches for 'Unsung Hero'

Do you know a Canadian who should be recognized for their outstanding work, project or volunteer efforts in arts or culture in their community? Submit a nomination for Canada's Walk of Fame's Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Award. 

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re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016: Facing The Future of Arts & Culture Leadership

More than 150 BC arts, culture, and heritage community workers gathered last Thursday, June 9, at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster to consider the changing landscape of leadership in our sector, exploring issues of engagement, transition, and legacy.

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George Woodcock and George Ryga Awards To Be Presented at VPL

The "Two Georges" will be awarded at Vancouver Public Library on June 29.

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Vancouver Writer Leah Horlick Wins Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers

Leah Horlick, author of For Your Own Good and Riot Lung is the winner of the 10th annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers, as announced by the Writer's Trust of Canada.

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Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Port Alberni Cultural Mapping Project + Symposium

Phase 1 of a cultural/video mapping project conducted on Vancouver Island earlier this year has been completed, preliminary results have been shared, and a symposium on the subject of cultural mapping is being held in July in Courtenay. 

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Announcing Our New Executive Director

Brenda Leadlay will join the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture as our new executive director effective this August.

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Creative BC Announces Manager of BC Music Fund

CiTR 101.9 FM station manager Brenda Grunau has been named manager of the BC Music Fund.

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Last Call for Registration for the Alliance Conference, BC Cultural Roundtable 2016!

This Thursday, June 9, your arts, culture and heritage colleagues from across Metro Vancouver and around British Columbia will gather at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster for the Alliance's conference, re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016. This is your last call to register to take part in this important conversation about emerging leadership in all cultural disciplines and sectors. 

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