The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

BC Culture Days Seeks Ambassadors 

Up to eight selected applicants from across BC will receive $1,000 each to act as a Culture Days spokesperson and to present an activity during the Culture Days weekend (September 28-30, 2018).

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Curator Glenn Alteen and Photographer Sandra Semchuk Win GG Awards for Visual and Media Arts

Vancouver curator Glenn Alteen and photographer Sandra Semchuk are among this year’s winners of the $25,000 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

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Celebrate or Demonstrate, February 21

Celebrate or Demonstrate, February 21

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and SFU Woodward's request your presence at a meeting from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on February 21 at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, to help us formulate a timely response to the provincial budget allocation for BC’s creative sector.

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New Director of Programming at DOXA Documentary Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival has announced that Selina Crammond will step into the role of director of programming. She takes over the duties from Dorothy Woodend, who will stay on as senior programming advisor.

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Province Launches Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Pilot Program

Province Launches Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Pilot Program

The Province of British Columbia has launched the Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Fund, to support arts and culture by and for communities outside both the Metro Vancouver Regional District and the Capital Regional District. The deadline for submissions is March 2.

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Hill Strategies Highlights Research on Audience Attendance and Social Impacts of the Arts

Hill Strategies Highlights Research on Audience Attendance and Social Impacts of the Arts

Hill Strategies Research Inc. spotlights a suite of four research papers on building audience engagement and community.

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Metro Vancouver Presents Sustainability Community Breakfasts

Metro Vancouver Presents Sustainability Community Breakfasts

Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of Sustainability Community Breakfasts, for participants to discuss new ways to work together to advance arts and culture across the region. The breakfasts take place February 14 (Vancouver) and 15 (North Vancouver), March 16 (Surrey), and March 21 (Port Moody).

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Vancouver City Council Renews Operating and Annual Assistance Funding

Vancouver City Council Renews Operating and Annual Assistance Funding

On January 31, Vancouver City Council renewed its investment in local arts and culture organizations through operating funding and annual assistance funding.

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BC Government Increases Funding for International Presence Program

BC Government Increases Funding for International Presence Program

The Province is increasing its investment in the program, which showcases BC artists internationally, by $100,000 to $350,000.

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Six Takeaways From the Art At Work and LLME Conferences

The two conferences, which took place January 27 and 29, delivered lots to think about and put into practice — especially around creating community and collaboration.  

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ActSafe Conference Tackles Sexual Harassment in the Arts

ActSafe Conference Tackles Sexual Harassment in the Arts

Among the slate of programming for the upcoming Actsafe Event Safety Conference are multiple sessions addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Diversity and Affordability Key Themes Expressed at City of Vancouver's Creative City Strategy Launch

If Vancouver's cultural future reflects opinions expressed during the Creative City Strategy launch, it will champion diversity, accessibility, affordability and reconciliation. 

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Upcoming Panel and Networking Event: "Meaningfully Engaging Young People in the Arts"

The BC Alliance is proud to present "Meaningfully Engaging Young People in the Arts," a free panel discussion and networking event to take place in Vancouver on March 8.

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Festival and Event Management Masterclass Comes to Vancouver

Festival and Event Management Masterclass Comes to Vancouver

The Festival and Event Management Masterclass is a 2 day program designed for anyone involved in creating, supporting or managing festivals and events. The class, which has been run in 20 countries worldwide, will take place in Vancouver at the BMO Theatre Centre on April 5 and 6.

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Applications Are Open for City of Vancouver Community Arts Grants

Applications Are Open for City of Vancouver Community Arts Grants

Vancouver-based non-profit organizations, cooperatives, or First Nation band councils are eligible to apply for cash grants to help cover the costs of planning or producing a community art project or event. The deadline is March 7.

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Information on Community Gaming Grant Deadlines

Information on Community Gaming Grant Deadlines

Applications for the Arts and Culture stream of the Community Gaming Grant program are being accepted from February 1 to April 30.

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Yo-Yo Ma on The Place of Culture in a Fractured World

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma has penned an editorial for the World Economic Forum laying out the importance of arts and culture in a world where strong survival mechanisms have become increasingly necessary.

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Massey Theatre to Host "Artlatch" Event

Massey Theatre to Host "Artlatch" Event

Artlatch, taking place January 18, marks the official launch of the Skookum Indigenous Arts Series, a new artistic partnership between Savage Society and Massey Theatre Society.

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Introducing Our Winter 2018 Workshop Series

Introducing Our Winter 2018 Workshop Series

Check out our Winter 2018 Workshops and Info Sessions, which include programming on digital marketing, digital records management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and a free information session on grant writing.

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"Art Is Our Weapon": The Canadian Arts Community Reacts to Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Recent instances of sexual harassment in the arts and culture community have seen a swift and powerful response from across Canada.

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