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

Vancouver Opera to Host Panel Talk on Relaxed Performances

On May 2, Vancouver Opera hosts a relaxed performance of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, followed by a free panel discussion on the purposes and practices behind relaxed performance.

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Statistics Canada Releases New Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (2010-2017)

Statistics Canada has released an updated edition of the Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, which provide timely economic estimates of culture and sport in Canada. Among the highlights: in BC, the culture GDP constituted roughly $7.1 billion, or 2.7 percent, of the total economy, including 98,050 jobs.

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Music BC Announces New Executive Director

After announcing the departure of Alex Grigg as executive director last week, Music BC has shared that Lindsay MacPherson has been hired as his successor.

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This May, Make Succession Planning a Priority

This May, Make Succession Planning a Priority

On May 21 and 22, the BC Alliance is partnering with Realize Strategies to offer a pair of workshops on succession planning for arts, culture and heritage organizations.

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Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium to Take Place in Prince George

Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium to Take Place in Prince George

The Northern Indigenous Artists’ Collective has announced plans for the first annual Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium, to be held on April 27 in Prince George.

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Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative Spark Grant by April 23

Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative Spark Grant by April 23

Emerging artists across all disciplines living in the City of Vancouver who have an interest in building their careers and working with young people in an arts-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Vancouver by April 23.

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GVPTA Accepting Nominations for Two Jessie Awards

GVPTA Accepting Nominations for Two Jessie Awards

The GVPTA is accepting nominations for both the Patron of the Arts and GVPTA Career Achievement Awards, to be presented at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. The deadline is May 7.

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Catch Up With #DigitalLadders: Watch "The Podcast Primer" for Free On Demand!

Catch Up With #DigitalLadders: Watch "The Podcast Primer" for Free On Demand!

Learn tips and tricks to get your podcast off the ground from a seasoned expert, and find out more about our next free session, “Case Study of a Scrappy Mobile Exhibit” with Barrie Adleberg, taking place online and at the VPL April 16!

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Opportunities Abroad with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom

Opportunities Abroad with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom

From the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom comes a pair of opportunities for performing artists and organizations hoping to create connections with the UK.

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BC Arts Council Scholarship Program Offers Post-Secondary Support

BC Arts Council Scholarship Program Offers Post-Secondary Support

The Scholarship Program, the oldest program of the BC Arts Council, provides funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. Apply by April 30.

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Vancouver City Council Approves Nearly $6 Million in Cultural Grants

Vancouver City Council Approves Nearly $6 Million in Cultural Grants

BC Alliance members are among the 195 organizations receiving $5.85 million in cultural grants.

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Canada Council Issues Response to TAPA Letter

Canada Council Issues Response to TAPA Letter

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts recently issued an open letter to the Canada Council for the Arts, with recommendations for greater equity of access and funding outcomes. On April 3, the Canada Council issued a response.

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City of Vancouver Issues Call for Public Art Projects

City of Vancouver Issues Call for Public Art Projects

The City of Vancouver Public Art Program invites artists to submit their ideas for public art projects by June 6. Artist information sessions will take place April 25 and May 7.

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Royal BC Museum Seeks Input for Modernization

British Columbians are invited to share their ideas for a modernized Royal BC Museum online, in person, or at upcoming meetings across the province.

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Upcoming Artists' Legal Outreach Events Focus on Public Art

Upcoming Artists' Legal Outreach Events Focus on Public Art

Artists’ Legal Outreach is co-hosting a pair of Vancouver events focusing on public art on April 11 and 12, including a moderated panel on ownership and a discussion on public art contracts.

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Richmond Art Gallery Announces Spring "Art at Work" Workshops

Richmond Art Gallery Announces Spring "Art at Work" Workshops

Starting April 14, artists and cultural organizations can take workshops on managing artist estates, digital self-promotion, developing board capacity, and navigating the world of galleries as an artist.

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New Emily Carr University Program Trains Immigrant and Refugee Women in Tech

New Emily Carr University Program Trains Immigrant and Refugee Women in Tech

TechWomen, spearheaded by Emily Carr University and the Immigrant Services Society of BC, provides free educational opportunities and career coaching to immigrant women seeking employment in the technology sector.

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BC Culture Days and C*SARN Seek Senior Artists for Mentorship Program

BC Culture Days and C*SARN Seek Senior Artists for Mentorship Program

Senior artists in BC with a minimum of 20 years of professional experience are invited to apply by June 1 to mentor BC Culture Days ambassadors.

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CAPACOA Seeks Digital Transformation Coaches

Successful applicants will assist arts organizations to address business challenges with innovative solutions, including elements of digital transformation. Submit your qualifications by April 1!

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BC Arts Council Seeks Feedback for Website Update

BC Arts Council Seeks Feedback for Website Update

The BCAC is soliciting public feedback to guide its approach to its new website. Submit your input by March 29.

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