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

Lori Marchand Appointed as Managing Director of NAC's Indigenous Theatre

Marchand leaves her position as executive director of Western Canada Theatre, which she's held for 18 years.

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City of Vancouver Approves 2018 Budget

City of Vancouver Approves 2018 Budget

On December 13, the City of Vancouver approved its 2018 budget, including an increase of $580,000 to arts and culture funding. The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, in partnership with Arts and Culture Policy Council, previously sent a letter in support of the increased investment, signed by nearly 200 members of Vancouver's arts and culture community.

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Victoria Foundation Awards $2.3 Million in Funding to Vancouver Island Non-Profits

Victoria Foundation Awards $2.3 Million in Funding to Vancouver Island Non-Profits

The Victoria Foundation has approved $2,294,724.40 in annual Community Grants to 104 non-profit organizations on Vancouver Island, including over 25 arts and culture-related initiatives.

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Upcoming Course: "Artistic Sign Language"

Upcoming Course: "Artistic Sign Language"

Theatre Interpreting, a group of Deaf Vancouver-based performing artists and interpreters, will be offering a 12-week ASL course to provide basic communication techniques. Register by January 12.

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Columbia Basin Trust Increases Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding

Columbia Basin Trust is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage with $11.6 million over three years, through arts and culture venue grants and a number of heritage initiatives.

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Minister Joly Presents Three Main Pillars of Creative Canada

Minister Joly Presents Three Main Pillars of Creative Canada

The priorities include increased funding to the Canada Media Fund, review of the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act, and a five-year, $125 million investment in creative industries.

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Canadian Arts and Culture Network Mass Culture to Host Nation-Wide Consultations

Canadian Arts and Culture Network Mass Culture to Host Nation-Wide Consultations

Mass Culture/ Mobilisation Culturelle, an arts and culture network formed in Ottawa, will host a series of 20 nation-wide consultations in 2018.

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Upcoming Vancouver Networking Event: CARFAC BC's Field Trip

Upcoming Vancouver Networking Event: CARFAC BC's Field Trip

On December 17, join CARFAC BC in Vancouver for coffee and snacks, followed by a walk to the Contemporary Art Gallery for a complimentary tour of current exhibitions.

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Coastal Jazz Introduces New Leadership Structure

Coastal Jazz has announced a new leadership structure. The society, which produces the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, will be helmed by a three-person leadership team.

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Make Your Voice Heard: Support City of Vancouver Draft Budget 2018

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture encourages the arts, culture and heritage community in the City of Vancouver to sign a letter expressing support for draft budget 2018, and its recommended increase of $580,000 to the budget of City of Vancouver Cultural Services.

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Granville Island Announces New Grant to Activate Public Space

Granville Island Announces New Grant to Activate Public Space

CMHC-Granville Island is offering microgrants of up to $5000 to individuals, artist-ensembles/collectives and non-profit organizations, to activate its new public space, The Chain & Forge. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2018.

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Kelowna to Host BreakOut West 2018

The event, taking place October 2018, will include a three-night music festival of new talent from Western Canada, a four-day career development conference and international industry program, awards programs honouring the best of Western Canada’s musicians and industry.

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CAPACOA Issues New Article on Live Arts Attendance Trends

CAPACOA Issues New Article on Live Arts Attendance Trends

CAPACOA has issued a new article on barriers to attendance for live arts audiences entitled "Attendance Trends: Why Won’t They Come?," which sources a number of recent reports on Canadian and American live arts event audiences. 

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City of Vancouver Releases Draft 2018 Budget

City of Vancouver Releases Draft 2018 Budget

Among the planned investments, the City will contribute $580,000 in grants for arts and culture, following recommendations from the initial phase of the Creative City Strategy development.

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Register by December 31 for the Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Register by December 31 for the Actsafe Event Safety Conference

The second Actsafe Event Safety Conference will take place February 21-23, 2018, in Burnaby.

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Upcoming Webinar: Perceptions, Principles and Practices of Heritage Real Estate

Upcoming Webinar: Perceptions, Principles and Practices of Heritage Real Estate

On December 1 at 12:00 noon, Heritage BC will present a new webinar exploring the perceptions, principles and practices of real estate as related to heritage properties

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Comox Valley Arts Accepting Registrations for 2018 Central Island Arts Guide

Comox Valley Arts is accepting artist registrations for its new Central Island Arts Guide, which offers visitors and residents a directory of artists, performers and creators in the community.

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Chris Gatchalian Steps Down As frank theatre company Artistic Producer

Chris Gatchalian Steps Down As frank theatre company Artistic Producer

the frank theatre company announced November 27 that Chris Gatchalian will step down as artistic producer, effective December 15. the frank will continue under new leadership, set to be announced in the coming weeks.

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BC Alliance's New Salary Disclosure Policy Highlighted by CBC

BC Alliance's New Salary Disclosure Policy Highlighted by CBC

The new policy, whereby employers will be required to list a salary range or hourly rate in their Jobs Board postings, will be implemented effective December 1.

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Arts & Culture Information at Your Fingertips: Check Out Our New and Improved Research and Resources Pages!

Arts & Culture Information at Your Fingertips: Check Out Our New and Improved Research and Resources Pages!

We've overhauled our Research and Resources pages to give you an easier and more comprehensive experience finding the arts, culture and heritage information and resources you need.

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