Introducing the Alliance's Winter 2017 Workshops and Info Sessions!

BC ALLIANCE FOR ARTS + CULTURE
WINTER 2017 WORKSHOPS AND INFO SESSIONS

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is excited to announce our winter 2017 workshops and info sessions! This programming covers a broad array of diverse subjects which we hope will be of interest to our members and the rest of the BC arts and culture community.

All sessions take place in the Alliance boardroom (100-938 Howe St., Vancouver) unless otherwise noted. The Alliance does not have dedicated parking. Parking is available at 980 Howe St. at an all-day rate of $10. Please contact Joyce Wan (604 681 3535 ext. 201; joyce@allianceforarts.com) for more information.

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UNDERSTANDING THE COMMUNITY GAMING GRANTS PROGRAM
FREE INFORMATION SESSION

DATE & TIME  Monday, February 6, 2017 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
COST  Free!

DESCRIPTION
The Community Gaming Grants Branch released updated Program Guidelines for 2017 so this is an exciting education and networking opportunity for any arts and culture organization interested in applying for a Community Gaming Grant.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

• Become informed about the recently updated program guidelines.
• Learn how to properly prepare and submit a grant application.
• Pose questions and provide comments about the Community Gaming Grants program.
• Meet with the new Community Outreach Manager of the Community Gaming Grants Branch.

PRESENTER INFORMATION
Trevor Paul is the Community Outreach Manager with the Community Gaming Grants Branch of the BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development (CSCD). Prior to joining CSCD, Trevor was BC’s Negotiator during the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations at the BC Ministry of International Trade and has previously worked as the Communications Manager for a Canadian mining company in Peru and as the Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy to Peru and Bolivia. Trevor also has experience in international development having delivered a sustainable tourism project in Paraguay and an urban agricultural project in Brazil. In his role as Community Outreach Manager, Trevor is enjoying meeting and working with not-for-profits across the province and finds himself inspired by the work they do on a daily basis. Trevor lives in Sooke on Vancouver Island with his wife and two dogs where he enjoys the serenity of the wild Pacific coast.

 

INDIGENOUS REALITIES: A CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND AWARENESS-BUILDING PRESENTATION
WORKSHOP

DATE & TIME  Thursday, February 16, 2017 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
COST  $49 for Alliance members and Talking Stick Festival Kwèykw’ástway: Industry Series Delegates / $99 for non-members. Participants who must incur significant travel costs to attend may contact Joyce Wan (604 681 3535 ext. 201; joyce@allianceforarts.com) to discuss reduced rates.

DESCRIPTION
The presentation will address:

  • Indigenous Identities (exploring the complexities of self vs. government identification);
  • Stereotypes (exploring misinterpretations, pan-Indianism, and more);
  • Cultural Differences (comparing indigenous and western belief systems);
  • Internal Struggles (unfolding impacts of colonization and self-determination).

Learn how this country’s historic relationship with Inuit, First Nation, and Métis peoples impacts current realities.

Lunch is included in the cost of registration; please contact Joyce Wan (604 681 3535 ext. 201; joyce@allianceforarts.com) with any dietary restrictions. Participants are expected to attend the complete session. No latecomers please.

PRESENTER INFORMATION
Suzanne Keeptwo, Métis (Algonkin/French & Irish) mother of two, resides in the unceded Algonquin territory of her maternal ancestors. She is a certified teacher, professional writer, editor and a contributing journalist for Anishinabek News. Suzanne is dedicated to bridging gaps of understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. She is contracted across the nation as an Indigenous Content Consultant, Spokesperson, and Facilitator of Cultural Sensitivity & Awareness Training. Her professional high-lights include working for the Canada Council for the Arts, Writing & Publishing; her first play, All My Relations, introduced at Native Earth’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival (Toronto, 2015); co-authoring Reading Red, a manuscript promoting the importance of reading-for-pleasure; facilitation for The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg), Talking Stick Festival (Vancouver), Concordia University (Montreal); and key note speaking for The National Reading Campaign (Halifax). Suzanne is honoured to present her work for the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

This session is presented in partnership with: 

 

MAKING YOUR VOICE HEARD: BECOMING A STRONG ARTS ADVOCATE
FREE INFORMATION SESSION

DATE & TIME  Thursday, March 2, 2017 (9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
COST  Free!

DESCRIPTION
Join BC Alliance for Arts + Culture executive director Brenda Leadlay for this free info session, which will provide you with the resources you need to become an arts advocate in your own community. Drawing upon the Alliance’s advocacy work around the upcoming provincial election, participants will be informed of the latest statistics on the economic and social impact of arts and culture in BC, learn a variety of engagement strategies and gain valuable tips for crafting their own advocacy messaging.

PRESENTER INFORMATION
Brenda Leadlay is the Executive Director of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture. Her professional theatre career spans over 35 years as an actor, creator, director, dramaturge, educator and producer. Before moving back to Vancouver in 2016, she spent five years in Ottawa as the Artistic Executive Director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival at the National Arts Centre. Previous to that, she was the Artistic and Managing Director of Presentation House Theatre and The Norman Rothstein Theatre as well as the founder of The Chutzpah Festival.  Brenda also served as the Artistic Director of Tamahnous Theatre from 1993 to 1996 and has been nominated 3 times for Jessie Richardson awards for her work as a director and collaborator. Brenda has an MFA in directing from UBC and has worked primarily as a theatre presenter, director and arts administrator.

 

 

Registration & More Information

Space for all workshops and info sessions is limited, so please register in advance for those sessions that interest you by clicking the button below. For more information about any of the Alliance’s workshops or information sessions, please contact Joyce Wan at 604 681 3535 (ext. 201) or joyce@allianceforarts.com

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