The Alliance works with a number of valued partners on a variety of projects throughout the year. 

Arts Coalition BC

The Alliance is a member of Arts Coalition BC, a non-partisan network of 21 provincial arts organizations working together to increase awareness of the role and impact of arts and culture in British Columbia and to bring a unified voice to provincial issues affecting the sector.

The coalition represents a combined membership of over 1,500 community arts societies, creative industry groups, museums, galleries, artist collectives and performing arts companies. 

We know that arts and culture develop healthy communities, and we are united in the belief that the sector can make an even greater contribution to the provincial economy with increased investment in arts and culture. 

Artists’ Legal Outreach

The Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) began as a pilot project of the Alliance for Arts and Culture called the Arts and Performers Legal Advice and Workshop Series (APLAWS). APLAWS was the creation of the late Burt Harris, a friend and colleague to many in the arts, who for many years tried to get a legal advice clinic for artists off the ground.

The ALO is now a non-profit society consisting of a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. The ALO offers resources, workshops, and clinics where artists can meet confidentially with an experienced lawyer. Every artistic discipline is welcome, all for the price of a donation. Click here to visit the ALO website.  



The Society to Bridge Arts and Community is a charitable society that has a mandate “to promote awareness of, and education about arts and culture by establishing bridges between the general public, the private sector and arts organizations and individual artists through activities such as, but not limited to, educational workshops, outreach programs, awards ceremonies, and the maintenance of an arts resource centre.” The Bridge Society has a service agreement with the Alliance, whose staff act to fulfill its mandate.

Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC)

Alliance members receive affiliate membership with the CHRC, which brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues.

Imagine Canada

The Alliance demonstrates a commitment to Imagine Canada's vision of a strong and vibrant charitable and non-profit sector through Sector Champion membership. 


Law for Non Profits

The goal of Law For Non Profits is to provide access to summary legal advice, dedicated public education and information to BC's non-profit sector. The organization is staffed by volunteer lawyers and law students. 

Western Arts Alliance

The Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts throughout the western states and provinces.

The Alliance was part of the Vancouver Host Committee for the WAA 2015 Annual Conference, which took place in Vancouver from August 31 to September 3, 2015. This international gathering of performing artists and presenters has an attendance of over 800 exhibitors and delegates.