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

CRD Arts Service Seeks Public Input

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Service is seeking input from the arts community and stakeholders on moving the arts forward in the region as part of a consultation process and campaign called Building Our #ArtsFuture Together. The online survey closes August 23.

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Applications Close Soon for Emily Carr Alumni Association Award

Are you thinking about returning to Emily Carr to further your studies and practice? Alumni who graduated from ECU or VSA with a degree or diploma in a credit program in 2013 or earlier, and children of alumni are invited to apply for the award valued at $500. Deadline is August 1. 

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Canadian Music Centre in BC to Launch Victoria Creative Hub

The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) is set to open its first-ever Vancouver Island branch this summer.

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2016 Creative City Summit - The Future Lives Here: Bridging Cultures and Building Communities

Creative City Network of Canada's 2016 Creative City Summit takes place at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey from October 17 - 19, 2016.

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Register Your Culture Days Activity by July 31 to be Featured in the Georgia Straight

Planning an activity in Vancouver for Culture Days weekend? Vancouver activities registered before July 31 will be featured in the official Culture Days Vancouver Program Guide and in The Georgia Straight.

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Registration Open for Magazines Canada Webinars

Magazines Canada is offering a variety of one-hour webinars focusing on timely and relevant topics to help you run your business. 

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BC Culture Days Announces 2016 Ambassadors

Each ambassador will act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend September 30, October 1 & 2, and will be awarded $1,000 towards the production of their own Culture Days activity.

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FPCC to Hold Victoria Community Consultation

Aboriginal artists, collectives, and arts organizations are invited to share experiences and help shape future First Peoples' Cultural Council arts programming by participating in a community consultation in Victoria on Tuesday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Open Space. 

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SpaceFinder BC "Soft Launch" Invitation

Arts facility/venue managers are invited to attend the SpaceFinder BC “Soft Launch”, a mixer/Q&A event on July 21 to introduce you to a new online tool to link organizations that have space to rent with those who need space. 

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Dance Scholarship Opportunity

Dancers emerging into the professional community who have recently completed technical training may apply for a training scholarship with Vancouver-based contemporary dance company EDAM.

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City of Vancouver Ends Employment of Managing Director of Cultural Services

The City of Vancouver has terminated the employment of managing director of cultural services, Rich Newirth. Few details about the abrupt change, which took place on July 8, have been made available.

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City of Vancouver Approves Recommendations for Art Gallery Plaza Redesign

The Vancouver city council voted unanimously on June 29, 2016 to approve a redesign of the Vancouver Art Gallery's north plaza.

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ArtStarts 2017 Showcase Applications Open

Performing artists from all disciplines are invited to apply to perform at the annual ArtStarts Showcase and Conference and be positioned to tour BC schools starting September 2017. 

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Register Your 2016 Culture Days Activity Early To Be Included In Publicity Campaign

The time has come to register your 2016 Culture Days activity! Make sure you register before July 31 to be included in the BC Culture Days publicity campaign.

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BCTC Regional Fall Symposium in South East BC

BCTC's regional symposium, taking place in Nelson in September, will examine the value of the arts and artists to communities and residents through a series of discussions and presentations.

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Call for Applications: 2016 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Are you an established or mid-career arts manager interested in professional development or mentorship opportunities? The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management offer up to two distinct awards of $10,000 annually. 

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First Peoples’ Cultural Council to Conduct Community Consultation Sessions

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) invites Aboriginal artists, collectives, and arts organizations to participate in a community consultation as part of the organization's Arts Program Review.

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Applications Open for 2016-17 BC Collaborative Spaces Program

Arts and culture organizations now can apply for grants of up to $50,000 for small capital projects through the BC Collaborative Spaces program. Apply for the 2016/17 program by September 1. 

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City of Vancouver Approves $1.5M in Funding for Public Art

The Council of the City of Vancouver has approved a boost of $1.5 million in public art funding over two years. 

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Finalists Announced in 2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Three BC painters are among the 15 finalists in the 18th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. 

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