Volunteer for the Alliance's Annual Conference, REVOLUTION 2017


BC Alliance for Arts + Culture


May 31, 2017

Organization Description: 

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is British Columbia’s foremost arts information aggregator and a resource to the arts, cultural, and heritage community. Since 1986 we have advocated for our sector by monitoring public policy, analyzing issues, supporting and conducting research on matters affecting our sector, and representing the interests of artists and cultural workers. We provide practical resources and tools to help our sector build capacity, and offer a broad range of services to our members.

The Alliance represents over 420 members from across the artistic disciplines, consisting of organizations, non-profit groups, professional associations, municipalities, cultural workers, and artists, reflecting the diversity of creative interests across BC. 

We imagine a society that places the highest value on arts, culture and heritage and their contributions to all facets of life. In becoming a member of the Alliance you join a diverse community that connects across disciplines to build a stronger sector.

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Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is looking for 6-7 volunteers to assist in minor day-of-event roles at our annual conference, REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity. This year’s slate of brilliant presenters will explore ways everyone can engage their imagination and creative potential to create a better world. Presenters include our keynote speaker, arts maverick Ben Cameron, along with Dr. Ray Hsu of the UBC Social Justice Institute, Toronto theatre practitioner Franco Boni, and programming around anti-racist allyship, arts and Reconciliation, arts advocacy, and much more. Full details on the program can be found here: REVOLUTION 2017.

REVOLUTION takes place Thursday, June 8 in Vancouver, at VSO School of Music and The Annex. Attendees arrive at 8:30 a.m. at Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour St.) for check-in; the event, which includes lunch, runs until 4:30 p.m. A post-conference networking event follows at the Alliance headquarters downtown.


Volunteers will arrive at Pyatt Hall promptly at 8:00 am, and may be responsible for various tasks during the conference, including:

  • serving as runners;
  • staffing membership and registration tables;
  • assisting in the coordination of catering;
  • assisting workshop facilitators and panelists during their presentations;
  • and other tasks as required by the volunteer coordinator.

Volunteers will be treated to a delicious lunch and may be able to sit in on conference programming, pending capacity.


Applicants should have a healthy interest in BC arts and culture, and must be available for the length of the conference on June 8 (bonus marks if you’re available to assist with the post-conference reception, which runs from 5:00-7:00 pm).

How to Apply: 

Please email volunteer coordinator Shawna Kiesman, and include a .doc file with up to 200 words on why you’re passionate about British Columbia arts and culture, along with any relevant previous experience. Please also indicate whether you’ll be available to assist with the post-conference reception.

Contact Name: Shawna Kiesman
Contact Email Address: shawna@allianceforarts.com

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