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

Hill Strategies Research on Music

The latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor includes a focus on recent music research, including the impacts of live music in Ontario, international music development strategies, an Australian report on the economic impact of live music, and an analysis of orchestra subscription strategies in the U.S.

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CHRC's "Preparing for Succession" Project

The Cultural Human Resources Council has received approval from Canadian Heritage for its long-awaited "Preparing for Succession" project, which takes on important HR issues concerning leadership in the cultural sector. 

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Music BC Names Alex Grigg New Executive Director

Music BC Industry Association has welcomed Alex Grigg as the organization's new Executive Director, effective May 16.

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City of Richmond Celebrates Recipients of the 2016 Richmond Arts Awards

Six winners of the annual 2016 Richmond Arts Awards were announced at a ceremony on May 17 at Richmond City Hall Council Chambers.

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Margaret Reynolds Receives President's Award from Association of Canadian Publishers

Margaret Reynolds, Executive Director of the Association of Book Publishers of BC, is being recognized for her significant contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the Association of Canadian Publishers.

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Register For re:generation By May 15 Early Bird Deadline!

It's the final week to register for our June 9 conference, re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016, at early bird registration rates! Purchase your ticket by Sunday, May 15 to save. 

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BC Arts Council Announces Program and Policy Changes

Changes include: development of a four-stream funding model to frame the BC Arts Council's categories of funding support; the introduction of an Enhanced Capacity Program and an Interim Special Project Assistance Program; and new requirements for reporting. 

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New Report Details Latest Provincial Stats On Culture

New data, collected through the Culture Satellite Account, gauges the current economic state of arts, culture, heritage, and sport in Canada.

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Metro Vancouver Opens 2016 Regional Project Grant Applications

Metro Vancouver makes annual funding assistance available to arts and culture organizations for regional projects. Application deadline is June 6. 

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Canada Council for the Arts Announces "New Chapter" Creation Fund

The Canada Council for the Arts is marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation by creating a special program to support the creation and sharing of exceptional artistic and literary works.

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Proposals Accepted for Vancouver Fieldhouse Activation Program

The Vancouver Park Board is accepting proposals for fieldhouse residencies from individuals and organizations throughout the city who are involved in arts, culture, sport, environment, and local food. 

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Urban Ink productions Welcomes New Managing Director

Urban Ink Productions has announced Dawn Brennan as its new Managing Director, commencing this fall.

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Call for 2016 BC Culture Days Ambassadors

Artists across BC are invited to apply to be a 2016 Culture Days Ambassador in their community. Winners receive $1,000 towards community activation and production of a 2016 Culture Days activity. 

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Karen Jamieson Receives Isadora Award for Excellence in Dance

Vancouver choreographer Karen Jamieson has been named the recipient of this year’s Isadora Award for Excellence in Dance.

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Early Bird Registration for re:generation Extended!

Full conference details are now available on the Alliance's upcoming conference and the Early Bird Registration deadline has been extended. Register today!

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YVR Art Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Nine First Nations artists from BC and the Yukon have each been awarded $5,000 scholarships by the YVR Art Foundation.

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2016 BC Book Prize Winners Announced

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the names of the winners of the 32nd Annual BC Book Prizes.

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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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