Arts Alliance Blog

The Key Events List: A Helpful Guide For Event Planners. August 2014 Edition
Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
The Key Events List (pdf), compiled by your Alliance for Arts and Culture, lists upcoming events in and around Metro Vancouver through the next 12 months. The list is designed to be a guide for event planners, who will find the roster helpful in avoiding scheduling conflicts. The...
2015 Canada Winter Games Seeks Artists
Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
The 2015 Canada Winter Games is seeking artists in a variety of disciplines to take part in a national arts and cultural festival as part of the Games in Prince George next year. The provincial government is providing $150,000 to help BC performers from throughout the province take part...
Hill Strategies Research on Spending on Culture
Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
In the latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor: Detailed information about spending on culture, including two Canadian reports on local governments’ cultural spending, a Canadian study of the donating preferences of different age groups, as well as an American report on arts...
2015 Federal Budget Recommendations
Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
The Alliance for Arts and Culture endorses the recommendations put forward yesterday by the Canadian Arts Coalition for the 2015 federal budget.  After holding six consultation meetings with 42 arts service organizations, the recommendations the Coalition has decided to submit are as...
Vancouver Island Regional Library Offers Free Space To Culture Days Participants
Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Four branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are inviting artists and arts groups to apply for free space to present their Culture Days activity during the weekend of September 26, 27 and 28. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast movement designed to raise...
Self-Producing and Touring 101 Workshop
Mon, Jul 28th, 2014
Self-Producing and Touring 101July 29, 2014, 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation CentreCost: By donation  This by-donation workshop, presented as part of the 2014 Queer Arts Festival, includes step-by-step considerations for self-producing and touring independent...
Memorial Set For Arts Champion Hugh Davidson
Wed, Jul 23rd, 2014
A service of remembrance of the life of beloved Canadian composer, music critic, radio producer, writer, and arts administrator Hugh Davidson (May 27, 1930 - July 14, 2014) will be held Tuesday, August 5 at 2 p.m. at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, consider...
Help Find Vancouver's Next Poet Laureate
Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014
The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Writers Fest are accepting nominations and Letters of Intent for Vancouver’s next Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate, “the people’s poet,” is an honorary position with a flexible term of two to three years that begins in October 2014....
City of Vancouver Artist Studio Awards Program
Mon, Jul 21st, 2014
The City of Vancouver’s Artist Studio Awards Program is offering two- and three-year residencies in live/work and work/only studios starting February 2015. Artists currently residing in Vancouver who can demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply. Eligible artists will be evaluated on the...
Canada Post Celebrates Work of Artist Fred Herzog
Wed, Jul 16th, 2014
Bogner's Grocery, a 1960 photograph by Vancouver artist Fred Herzog is among works by seven master photographers in a stamp series issued by Canada Post.   This second issue of a five-year series showcases the most celebrated work of Canadian photographers from the last 150 years. Other...
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