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

Arts Summit 2015 Programming Highlights

Our programming line-up includes What We Have Learned report-backs from a number of organizations and initiatives, a presentation of the outcomes of our BC Creative Convergence initiative, and three sessions with cultural visionary Richard Evans. Early bird registration deadline extended to May 29!

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A Few Seats Left At Final Community Cultural Roundtables

There are still a few seats available at two of the remaining Community Cultural Roundtables, in Vancouver on May 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. and in Victoria, also on May 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. 

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Applications Online for Special Project Assistance - Capacity and Sustainability & Innovations

The 2015/2016 Program Guidelines and Application Forms for the BC Arts Council’s Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability and Innovations programs are now available online. Note that July 2, 2015 is the only deadline for applications for both programs for 2015/16.

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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

On May 15, 2015 the federal government announced $150 million for the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Applications in Western Canada are open until Wednesday, June 17.

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Social Purpose Real Estate Conference

The 2015 Building Opportunities Conference is designed for those interested in sustainable community development, cutting edge financing of real estate projects, efficient operations, quality workspace, and innovative shared services for the nonprofit sector. 

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Free Digital Marketing Webinars From Culture Days

Culture Days invites you to join Liesl Barrell, CEO and co-founder of Third Wunder, for a free two-part webinar series on Digital Marketing for Canadian Artists and Cultural Organizations. 

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Attend the Final West End Art Plan Consulation

After gathering extensive input from residents and stakeholders, WE Arts will hold the final West End Art Plan consultation event on May 31, 2015 at Vancouver's Empire Landmark Hotel.

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Apply For Up to $5,000 in One-Time Funding For Community Events

The Government of British Columbia is providing one-time funding to eligible non-profit organizations for small community events that strengthen volunteer capacity for event hosting throughout the province.

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Early Bird Registration for Arts Summit 2015 Closes May 15

Get your Arts Summit tickets early to take advantage of discounted pricing! 

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Richmond’s Arts Awards Winners Announced

The City of Richmond congratulates the six winners of the annual Richmond Arts Awards, announced at a ceremony on May 12.

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Call for Nominations for Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Do you know a remarkable Canadian artist who deserves to be recognized? Honour them for outstanding artistic achievement and contributions by nominating them for a Governor General's Award  in Visual and Media Arts. Nomination deadline: June 15, 2015.
 

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YVR Art Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

Nine BC First Nations artists have been recognized for creative excellence by the YVR Art Foundation. 

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The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation Transitions to New Format

In late 2015 the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation will transition from being a grantmaker to an endowment that will support the new Leon and Thea Koerner Award.

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Inaugural President and Board of Directors Announced for BC Artscape

Genevieve Bucher has been named the inaugural president of BC Artscape, the non-profit, independent organization established to make space for creativity and transform communities in British Columbia.

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Register to Attend Victoria or Metro Vancouver Community Cultural Roundtables

Second session in Vancouver added! RSVP now to join your arts, culture, and heritage colleagues in a province-wide conversation in your community about the development of a cultural policy framework for British Columbia. 

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Westbank First Nation Wins Culture Days 2014 Cities For People Award

Westbank First Nation has been awarded the Culture Days 2014 Cities For People Award.

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Introducing "BC Creates"

BC Creates is a communications initiative established to celebrate and engage British Columbia in the story of the Province’s vibrant creative economy. 

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New Initiative: The Canada 150 Fund

The new Canada 150 Fund supports initiatives that will be delivered during the 150th anniversary period in 2017.

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One Week Until TRACKS: 7th Canadian Community Play & Arts Symposium!

The TRACKS: 7th Canadian Community Play & Arts Symposium brings together indigenous and settler/immigrant artists who collaborate to create art with, for and about community.

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Richard Evans at Arts Summit 2015 - Registration Open!

Plan to join your arts, culture, and heritage colleagues Thursday and Friday, June 18 and 19 for Arts Summit 2015 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, presented by your BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

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