Arts Alliance Blog

Vancouver Art Gallery Launches Institute of Asian Art
Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
The Vancouver Art Gallery has launched a new initiative committed to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of Asian art. The Institute of Asian Art will expand and further develop the Gallery’s exhibitions, public programs, and permanent collections dedicated to the visual...
Last Chance for Submissions on Provincial Budget Consultations
Wed, Oct 15th, 2014
Each fall, the all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services seeks public input on the next year’s provincial budget through public hearings, written submissions and an online survey. The consultations are based on the Budget 2015 Consultation Paper. It is...
Staffing News from the GVPTA
Wed, Oct 15th, 2014
A new core team are onboard at the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA), with Dawn Brennan as director, Rohit Chokhani as producer, and Mallory Gallant in communications.  From the GVPTA announcement:  Dawn Brennan is stepping into the role of Director. Dawn...
Hill Strategies Research on Economic, Social, and Health Benefits of the Arts
Wed, Oct 15th, 2014
In this issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor: Summaries of three recent landmark studies related to the benefits of the arts, including Canadian and English summaries of various aspects of the impacts of the arts as well as new estimates of the economic impact of culture in Canada....
BC Culture Days Photo Contest Winners Announced
Thu, Oct 9th, 2014
Surrey resident Jina Kim has been awarded first prize in this year’s province-wide “Culture Shapes Our Community” photo contest. Kim and two runners-up were chosen from 141 entries by votes cast all across the province. Kim’s prize was a Panasonic Lumix camera. The contest was part of the lead-up...
City Council Approves New Tenants for Woodward's Cultural Space
Thu, Oct 9th, 2014
Last week Vancouver City Council unanimously approved four not-for-profit arts organizations as tenants in the city-owned cultural amenity space in the Woodward's heritage building.  Kokoro Dance has been designated the lead tenant, along with Vancouver International Dance Festival Society,...
Section 99 of Proposed Societies Act Creates Concern
Thu, Oct 9th, 2014
The Ministry of Finance is seeking public feedback on the proposed new Societies Act (to replace the existing Society Act which governs all non-profit societies in BC). The draft legislation is outlined in a White Paper and includes a provision that is of particular concern to many non-...
Arts Club Theatre Appoints New Executive Director
Thu, Oct 9th, 2014
Following a five-month, nation-wide search, the Arts Club Theatre Company has appointed Peter Cathie White as its new executive director.  Cathie White is no newcomer to the Arts Club - he has spent 12 years with the company, most recently as its director of sales and marketing. Under his...
Grant Writing Workshop for Visual Artists
Thu, Oct 9th, 2014
CARFAC BC is partnering with Ministry of Casual Living, Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, and the Victoria College of Art to present an intensive grant writing workshop to artists in Victoria. Led by Walter Quan, officer of the BC Arts Council for over 20 years, this special workshop will...
Vancouver Island Symphony ED Honoured With National Award For Arts Leadership
Thu, Oct 9th, 2014
Margot Holmes, executive director of the Vancouver Island Symphony, has been named the recipient of the 2014 National Cultural Champion Award: Arts Leadership.  Holmes will be honoured by Business for the Arts (BFTA) at the Canadian Arts and Business Awards, being held in the new Aga Khan...
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