Let's Make Some Noise: Join the Alliance to Create Arts Day at The Legislature, Says BC Museums Association

JILL BAIRD | IMAGE: BC MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION

JILL BAIRD | IMAGE: BC MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION

A special advocacy issue of BC Museums Association's quarterly magazine, Roundup, includes a piece by Dr. Jill Baird (UBC Museum of Anthropology), which encourages the museum community to rally behind key initiatives of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

The piece, entitled A Call to Action: How Can We Make a Difference? (pp. 17-18, issue 268), reiterates the Alliance's request for an immediate doubling of funding to the BC Arts Council, and encourages museums to join with the Alliance to create Arts Day at the Legislature: "This would build on the national strategy developed by the Canadian Arts Coalition and others who made 2016 Arts Day on the Hill the best one yet. This year 160 art advocates went to Ottawa to thank the Federal Government for increased arts funding in the 2016 budget while also advocating for increased presence nationally and internationally for Canadian arts."

The latest issue of Roundup, including the rest of Dr. Baird's recommendations, can be found online here. BC Museums Week 2017 runs from May 14-21.

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