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

Province Invests $250,000 in International Presence Funding

BC artists and arts organizations pursuing international promotion or networking opportunities can submit proposals for International Presence funding as part of the provincial government's Creative Economy Strategy. 

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BC Cultural Roundtable 2017: Help Us Make Up Our Minds!

Help us make up our minds! The 2016 BC Cultural Roundtable at New Westminster's Anvil Centre was a tremendous success, and the Alliance is starting now to plan for the 2017 conference. We have the venue and are now asking for your help in choosing the date and possible themes.

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UBC Library Acquires Rare Limited Edition Chaucer Book

UBC Library has acquired a copy of Kelmscott Press's The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, described by the poet William Butler Yeats as "the most beautiful of all printed books."

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Hill Strategies Research on Social and Economic Benefits of Arts and Culture

The latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor includes a Canadian survey regarding culture and talent attraction, an Australian report on arts participation and mental health, a major synthesis of reports from the United Kingdom on the value of culture, and reports that attempt to measure the social return on investments in the arts and culture.

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September Workshop On The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know

Due to high demand, we're running another session of this popular workshop on the New Societies Act this September.

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Anvil Centre Announces 2017 Artists in Residence Program

Anvil Centre is accepting applications for its inaugural artists in residence program, which commences January 2017.

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District of West Vancouver Announces Timeline for New Arts & Culture Strategy

The Council of the District of West Vancouver has announced its intention to update the District's Arts and Culture Strategy, along with a timeline that details these changes.

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Registration Open for 'Leading From Beside' Community-Engaged Dance Symposium and Exhibition

This September, Made in BC and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation present State of the Practice: Leading from Beside, a two-day celebration of current, community-engaged dance, including an exhibition, panel discussions, movement workshops, and dialogue circles.

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Update on New Arts Initiative Welcoming Refugees to Canada

The Canada Council for the Arts has released a list of participating organizations across the country that will provide recent Syrian refugees with free admission to a performance, exhibition or arts event in their communities as part of the Welcome to the Arts initiative.

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Arts Council of the North Okanagan Announces New Executive Director Richard Kerton

The ACNO has announced Richard Kerton as its new executive director. Kerton will begin his duties in August.

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Arts Whistler Appoints Maureen Douglas as New Executive Director

Long-time Sea to Sky events, culture, and communications professional Maureen Douglas has been appointed as Arts Whistler's executive director, replacing former ED Doti Niedermayer, who departed earlier this year.

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Registration Open for BCTC Fall Symposium

BC Touring Council, in partnership with the BC Arts Council, Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is hosting its free regional fall symposium on The Impact of the Arts: Enhancing Creative and Economic Vitality in Rural Communities on September 16 and 17 in Nelson.

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First Peoples' Cultural Council Details Community Consultations in Kelowna and Prince Rupert

FPCC seeks feedback from Aboriginal artists, cultural knowledge keepers, and arts organizations in Kelowna and Prince Rupert on their funding and support programs, as well as online feedback from those who cannot attend in person.

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Canadian Arts Coalition Releases 2017 Federal Budget Recommendations

The Canadian Arts Coalition has issued its list of the recommendations it will submit in a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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Creative BC Launches BC Music Fund Pilot Program Survey

Creative BC is gathering the input of musicians and other industry professionals to assess the Sound Recording Pilot Program's overall benefit to the community, as well as gain valuable insights to inform the development of additional programs launched to support the BC music sector. 

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Sono Nis Press Forced to Close After Warehouse Fire

A fire has forced the closure of one of Canada's oldest small publishing companies, based in the Slocan Valley.

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Poly Culture Group Brings China Philharmonic Orchestra to Vancouver

Chinese art and culture organization Poly Culture Group, in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, will bring the China Philharmonic Orchestra to Vancouver this November. The performance will commemorate the opening of Poly Culture Group's North American headquarter offices and flagship art gallery.  

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Cultural Human Resources Council Launches Talent to Lead Pilot Program

CHRC launched its new leadership program, Talent to Lead, on August 8.

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Western Canada Theatre Welcomes Artistic Director James MacDonald

The Board of Directors of Western Canada Theatre has announced that James MacDonald will be assuming the role of Artistic Director at the Theatre.

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Reminder: Vancouver Transit Shelter Advertising Program Offers Free Space for Arts NPOs

The City of Vancouver, through the Transit Shelter Advertising Program, offers free access to transit shelter advertising space for non-profit arts and culture organizations.

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