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

Hill Strategies Report on Volunteers and Donors

A new report by Hill Strategies Research examines the volunteer time and donations given to Canadian arts and culture organizations in 2013. 

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Call For Submissions to the 2016 Richmond Arts Awards

Do you know an artistic leader in the City of Richmond that deserves recognition? Is there a business or individual that has supported the arts in Richmond above and beyond the call of duty? Nominations are now open for the 2016 Richmond Arts Awards.

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BMO Theatre Open House

The Arts Club Theatre Company and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival invite the public to experience the new BMO Theatre Centre in Vancouver at a free open house on Monday, February 15 from 4–8 p.m.

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City of Nanaimo Announces 2016 Culture & Heritage Award Recipients

Four individuals are being recognized for their significant contributions to making Nanaimo a culturally vibrant city. 

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Vancouver 2016 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Review

Vancouver arts and culture non-profit organization are invited to have their say on the Cultural Infrastructure Grant program and offer suggestions for improvement. Survey closes February 15! 

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Canada Council Seeks Input on Strategic Plan 2016-2021

The Canada Council for the Arts is conducting a survey of stakeholders to help guide decision-making about what its priorities should be for the next five years.

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Applications Accepted for The 3.7% Initiative

Are you a member of the 3.7%? Boca del Lupo is now accepting applications for The 3.7% Initiative, a program named for the low percentage of key creative roles in Canadian theatre held by ethnically and culturally diverse women. 

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New Provincial Key Events Calendar for Event Planners

Our tool for event planners has undergone updates to serve those across the province, and we welcome your input.

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Call For Proposals for Joint Heritage BC And ArtsBC Conference

Heritage BC and ArtsBC have issued a call for workshop and presentation proposals for their joint conference, "Placemaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide", May 5 - 7 on Granville Island. The proposal deadline is February 15.

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Hill Strategies Research on Finances and Attendance of Arts Organizations

Four reports examine the situation of arts organizations, including Canadian statistics on art museums and galleries, artist-run centres, and performing arts presenters as well as an American report examining the sustainability of arts and culture organizations in select cities.

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Analyses of the Provincial and Territorial 2015-16 Budgets from the Perspective of Arts, Culture and Heritage

The fourth annual analyses of provincial and territorial budgets from the perspective of the cultural sector is now available. 

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Submissions Sought For YouthWrite Play Writing Competition

The Association of BC Drama Educators (ABCDE) YouthWright play writing competition is on again, and winning plays will be invited to perform at this year's Sears BC Provincial Drama Festival.

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West Vancouver's New Manager of Cultural Development

After thirteen years with the Whistler Arts Council, Doti Niedermayer is moving on to West Vancouver. 

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Attention Dancers! Registration Open For 2016 on the MOVE Conference

Young dancers are invited to attend a free event in Vancouver on February 25 to help kickstart their careers.

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Victoria Names 2016 Youth Poet Laureate

University of Victoria student Ann-Bernice Thomas has been named Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate. 

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You're Invited To Help Launch Black History Month In Vancouver Council Chambers

Celebrate the launch of Black History Month at a special event in Vancouver City Council Chambers on Friday, January 29, at 5 p.m. RSVP required.

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Call For 2016 BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate an individual who has made a significant contribution to the province’s entertainment industry by the March 15 deadline.

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Alliance Winter Workshop: Navigating Your Gaming Grant Application

Are you ready to submit your organization's 2016 Community Gaming Grant application? Learn how to write a successful application for the program's Arts and Culture intake at this February 4 workshop.

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BC Artscape Launches 2016 Cultural Space Mentorship & Coaching Program

Does your organization have a cultural space development project that would benefit from mentorship and coaching support? Non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Metro Vancouver may be eligible to apply for the BC Artscape Cultural Space Development Mentorship and Coaching Program.

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Grant Support Available For Arts Oasis Residency In Italy

ArtUniverse and the International University Global Theatre Experience (IUGTE) have announced several grants for accommodation and meals for participants in Arts Oasis International Residency for Performers in Tuscany, Italy. Arts Oasis takes place May 25 to June 1, 2016.

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