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

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

The nomination period for the 2016 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts is now open.

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Residents Lead The Way To A More Connected, Creative Future in Vancouver’s West End

After a very successful (and lively!) first community consultation last month, WE Arts will hold its second of three community events on April 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Empire Landmark Hotel on Robson Street.

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Vancouver Art Gallery Presents BC's Most Prestigious Visual Arts Prizes of 2015

Three distinguished individuals in the field of visual arts in British Columbia will receive the most prestigious awards in this province: the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, the VIVA Awards and the Alvin Balkind Curator’s Prize.

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City of Vancouver Invites Submissions for 2015 Book Award

Authors and publishers of books that contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character or the achievements of its residents are invited to submit entries for the annual City of Vancouver Book Award.

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Emily Carr Unveils Great Northern Way Campus Plan

On Wednesday, architects presented the new design of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design's Great Northern Way campus to the city’s Urban Design Panel. 

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Nanaimo Honours Local Artists With the 2015 Culture and Heritage Awards

On April 9, the City of Nanaimo honoured four citizens who have displayed an outstanding dedication to culture in the Nanaimo community. 

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Nominations Open for Betty Webster Award

Orchestras Canada seeks nominations for the prestigious Betty Webster Award. The award celebrates sustained contribution to Canadian orchestras, with a focus on leadership, volunteerism and education. 

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UBCP/ACTRA Announces the Sam Payne Awards Winners for 2014

Each year UBCP/ACTRA presents two Sam Payne Awards to local members: the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sam Payne Award. The winners for 2014 are Gabrielle Rose and Veena Sood.

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Heritage Vancouver Society to Hold Conversations on the Heritage Action Plan

Heritage Vancouver’s “Shaping Vancouver: Conversations on the Heritage Action Plan” series will give the public a channel to communicate their ideas and opinions on Vancouver’s Heritage Conservation Program.

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Community Cultural Roundtables In Metro Vancouver

Three Community Cultural Roundtables, in North Vancouver, New Westminster, and Vancouver, have been announced as part of the province-wide series of such events being organized by the Alliance for Arts + Culture and ArtsBC.

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Your Invitation to a Better Transit & Transportation Info Session

Plan to join us on Monday, April 13 at the Orpheum Annex for a presentation and Q&A session on the Metro Vancouver Transportation & Transit Referendum. 

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Register for Upcoming Culture Days Workshops

New to Culture Days? Here's your chance to learn more! BC Culture Days will be offering free informational sessions in April for interested participants.

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Gateway Theatre Appoints Camilla Tibbs as New General Manager

Following six years as executive director of the Vancouver Writers' Fest, Camilla Tibbs will join Richmond's Gateway Theatre as its new general manager this June. 

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New Additions to Vancouver's Arts and Culture Policy Council

Six individuals from Vancouver's cultural community are the latest additions to the city's Arts and Culture Policy Council. 

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Applications Accepted for 2015 John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award, which is intended to assist mature West Coast theatre artists to further their artistic development.  

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New Course on Fundraising for Cultural Organizations

Learn about building an annual business plan, corporate partnerships, fund development plans, stewardship, gifts, donor recognition, and more at a course part of the University of Victoria's Cultural Resource Management Program. 

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Registration Open For TRACKS: 7th Annual Canadian Community Play & Arts Symposium

Registration is now open for TRACKS, the 7th Annual Canadian Community Play & Arts Symposium, held in Vancouver/Coast Salish Territories May 10-12 and in Enderby, BC/Secwepemcul’ecw Territories, May 13-15.

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Alliance Says YES to Better Transit and Transportation

Accessibility and affordability are important for the arts to thrive in our communities. The Alliance supports the Mayors' Council plan for transit and transportation. 

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A New Societies Act For British Columbia

Bill 24, the updated Societies Act, was introduced in the legislature on March 25. The revised Act proposes improved flexibility and accountability for non-profit organizations in British Columbia.

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Scholarships Available For BC Arts Students

The BC Arts Council offers a number of scholarships, up to $6,000 per student, in a range of disciplines.

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