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

You're Invited to City of Port Coquitlam Cultural Roundtable

You're Invited to City of Port Coquitlam Cultural Roundtable

The City of Port Coquitlam invites the community to join their Cultural Roundtable on Thursday April 6th, 4:30 – 6:30pm at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in the Gathering Place. The focus for April’s meeting is PoCo’s Festival Development Action Plan.

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Federal Budget 2017 Promises More Funding for Arts and Culture

Federal Budget 2017 Promises More Funding for Arts and Culture

The Government of Canada released the federal budget for 2017 on Wednesday. The budget promises $1.8 billion for cultural and recreational infrastructure over 10 years starting in 2018–19, on top of the $1.9 billion over five years allocated in the 2016 budget.

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HERITAGE: Imagining Futures Conference Update

HERITAGE: Imagining Futures Conference Update

Heritage BC has booked the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria for their upcoming conference, HERITAGE: Imagining Futures, from May 4 to 6.

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Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

In preparation for the provincial election on May 9, we've re-launched our ArtsVoteBC website to provide a range of resources for voters and candidates. The updated site will keep you informed, help keep arts and culture on the election agenda, and enable you to advocate for increased investment in our sector.

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Announcing The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary

Announcing The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary

The public are invited to attend a ceremony and gala on April 18 in Vancouver to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Max Wyman, one of Canada’s foremost critics and cultural commentators, and the roll-out of a province-wide biennial award named in his honour. 

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New SpaceFinder BC Resources on the Alliance Website

We’re three months into 2017, and SpaceFinder BC is continuing to grow as the province’s go-to space network for the creative sector! To help support this growing community, your BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is sharing a host of new SpaceFinder resources, now available on the Resources section of our website.

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Province of B.C. Announces Funding for Northern FanCon "Creative Corner"

Province of B.C. Announces Funding for Northern FanCon "Creative Corner"

$20,000 in funding was announced today for the "Creative Corner" at Northern FanCon. The Creative Corner will present residents of Northern BC with an opportunity to explore the many careers available within the film industry.

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Staff Changes at the Alliance (We're Hiring!)

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is saying farewell soon to our Director of Communications, Amanda Peters. We will all miss her greatly, but are happy and excited for her as she begins the next stage of her career. Do you have what it takes to fill the role? Apply now! 

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Free Info Session: Alliance's Extended Health Benefits + RRSP Program

Free Info Session: Alliance's Extended Health Benefits + RRSP Program

Join us for a free info session on April 10 about our group extended health benefits plan and RRSP savings plan.

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Canada Council to Launch $88.5M Arts in a Digital World Fund

Canada Council to Launch $88.5M Arts in a Digital World Fund

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced its $88.5 million "Arts in a Digital World Fund", to be launched in Fall 2017. The fund, set to run until March 31, 2021, will support short-term, small-scale projects up to $10,000, and large-scale initiatives up to $500,000.

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Updated Canada Council Grant Deadlines for May and April

Updated Canada Council Grant Deadlines for May and April

Canada Council for the Arts, the government of Canada's arts funder, has extended some May and April deadlines for grant applications. The following deadlines have changed.

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Ballet BC Announces New Executive Director

Ballet BC Announces New Executive Director

Ballet BC is welcoming John Clark as their new Executive Director. Clark has an extensive history of working in the arts and non-profit sectors. 

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Penticton Arts Council Announces New Annual Festival

Penticton Arts Council Announces New Annual Festival

The Penticton Arts Council has announced the launch of Artsrising Penticton, an annual arts festival celebrating the power of art. Artsrising's debut will be held from Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, September 24th, 2017.

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Okanagan Arts Awards Finalists Announced

Okanagan Arts Awards Finalists Announced

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan announced the finalists of the 10th annual Okanagan Arts Awards at an event on March 9. 

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Upcoming Alliance Workshops on Managing Human Resources

Our latest suite of professional development offerings are geared those who manage HR within your organization. Sessions include: Best Practices in HR, Labour Relations, and Harassment & Bullying. Discounted rates apply when registering for multiple sessions! 

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Alliance Seeks New Board Members

Are you passionate about arts, culture or heritage, and want to lend your voice to the efforts of a dynamic group of arts champions? Consider joining our board!

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BC Artscape Issues Call for Tenants for Chinatown Space

BC Artscape is calling for tenants for BC Artscape at the Sun Wah Centre, which will be used as a multi-tenant hub for artists and creative organizations. The deadline for applications is March 24.

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City of Fort St. John Calls for Proposals for Public Art Policy

The City of Fort St. John is currently accepting proposals for the creation of a public art policy. The deadline is April 4.

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City of Surrey Updates: Cultural Grants Program Review and PRC Ideas Fairs

Information about upcoming cultural initiatives in the City of Surrey, including a review of the Cultural Grants Program and consultations about the Parks, Recreation and Culture Strategic Plan.

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Flying Arrow Productions to Host Theatre Workshop for International Youth Project

The Revelstoke-based company is seeking participants for an April theatre workshop as part of an international experimental youth participation theatre production undertaken in partnership with dramatist David Glass.

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