Arts Alliance Blog

MP Breakfast: Can Public Broadcasting Survive in Canada?
Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
On Friday, September 26, the monthly breakfast speaker series MP Breakfast Connections presents MP Joyce Murray with guest speaker president & CEO of Knowledge Network, Rudy Buttignol, on the topic “Can public broadcasting survive in Canada?” Rudy Buttignol has transformed and re-branded BC’s...
On The Map: Survey on Arts and Health in BC
Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Do you lead an arts and health initiative in BC? If so, Arts Health BC wants to hear from you! On The Map: Arts & Health in BC is an online survey to locate arts and health activity in the province.  Survey results will...
Anti-Censorship Champion Jim Deva Dies at 65
Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Vancouver human rights and anti-censorship activitist Jim Deva died Sunday in a fall from a ladder in his home. Jim was 65. Jim was co-owner of Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium, a thirty-year Davie Street institution. In the late 1980s, Jim, along with his partner Bruce Smyth and store manager...
Your Invitation to the 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards
Wed, Sep 17th, 2014
You are invited to join Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver City Council for the presentation of the City of Vancouver's 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. The evening also features the announcement of the winner of...
Help Carve a Totem Pole This Culture Days Weekend
Tue, Sep 16th, 2014
If you find yourself in Terrace this Culture Days weekend, a local artist is giving you the unique opportunity to help create a stunning work of art, and try your hand at something you might never get the chance to do again – totem pole carving. Artist Joe Mandur is planning to recruit 3,000 people...
New Capital Grant Program For Downtown Eastside Organizations
Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
The City of Vancouver has announced a new capital grant program for Downtown Eastside organizations. The program is open to not-for-profit social service, child care and arts and culture groups that are planning a capital project. The Downtown Eastside (DTES) Capital Grant Program is led by...
SPARC Network Summit: Call for Participants
Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
SPARC (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities) invites individuals involved in the performing arts in rural and remote communities across the country to participate in a 2-day Network Summit, November 14-16, 2014, in Ontario's Haliburton Highlands. The goal for the Network Summit...
2014 Vancouver Book Award Finalists
Fri, Sep 12th, 2014
Five books that reflect Vancouver’s unique character, culture and history have been selected as finalists for the 2014 City of Vancouver Book Award. The Award will be presented at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on October 7, 2014. The...
New Report Reveals 2010 Canadian Cultural Statistics
Thu, Sep 11th, 2014
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) has announced the release of the first Culture Satellite Account (CSA) Report, which provides the most precise and reliable data available on the economic impact of culture (inclusive of the arts and heritage) and sport in Canada.  The CSA was...
Alliance to Host "Reverse Debate" for Civic Election
Thu, Sep 11th, 2014
On Friday morning, September 26, the Alliance for Arts and Culture will present Vancouver's first "reverse debate" on arts and culture, a twist on the typical debate format, for the upcoming civic election. Co-hosted by SFU Woodward's Cultural Unit, the event will be held as...
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