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

Apply Now for the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program

The Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program provides you or your group with space in a fieldhouse and access to parks to create activities that engage the community. Apply by September 17 for a term from January 2019 to December 2021.

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Vancouver International Jazz Festival Co-Founder Ken Pickering Dies at 66

The BC Alliance offers its sincere condolences on the passing of Ken Pickering, the co-founder and artistic director emeritus of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, who died of throat cancer on August 10.

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Penticton Arts Committee Seeks Arts Advocate

The City of Penticton's Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee has recommended city council consider devoting funding to an advocate for art and cultural activities, following a review of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture website.

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A Vancouver Tech Start-Up Builds Tactile Shared Experience 

Musician Dan Mangan spoke of his online platform Side Door to a sold-out audience at Creative Mornings. It’s high-tech but the result is face-to-face connectivity for musicians and fans.

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Register for Arts Day on the Hill 2018

Would you like to join the Canadian Arts Coalition as an arts advocate for Arts Day on the Hill on Tuesday, October 2 in Ottawa?

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To Charge or Not to Charge? That is the Question 

A recent discussion on the BC Museums Association listserv broached the question of best pricing strategies for museums and galleries to engage new audiences.

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Banff Centre Cultural Leadership Program Open for Applications

Banff Centre Cultural Leadership Program Open for Applications

Leaders interested in preparing for significant leadership roles within artistic or cultural sectors can apply by September 11 for Banff Centre's Cultural Leadership program.

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Upcoming Panel: "What's in a Wall? Copyright, Street Art & The Law"

On August 7, Vancouver Mural Festival, grunt gallery and the Artists' Legal Outreach present a free conversation featuring real-life stories and examples focusing on one of the trickiest subjects known to public and aerosol artists.

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Apply Now for the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

The awards, administrated by the Canada Council for the Arts, are granted to talented arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations for professional development or mentoring purposes. The deadline for applications is October 2.

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Five New Members Appointed to BC Arts Council Board

Phillip Djwa, an expert in digital technology, and Norman Armour, formerly of the boundary-expanding PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, are among the new appointees.

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Applications Now Open for Made in BC Main Stage Pitch & Showcase

Applications are open for the Made in BC Main Stage Pitch & Showcase, a one-day event in January 19 offering opportunities for BC-based dance and performance artists to connect with presenters. The deadline for applications is September 7.

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CHRC to Issue Updated Cultural Labour Force Statistics

CHRC to Issue Updated Cultural Labour Force Statistics

The Cultural Human Resources Council has announced that it will receive financial support from Employment and Skills Development Canada to undertake a second Labour Market Information Study of the Cultural Labour Force, updating the one it spearheaded in 2010.

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Province Seeks Proposals to Manage Victoria's Historic Point Ellice House

Province Seeks Proposals to Manage Victoria's Historic Point Ellice House

Organizations, including not-for-profits, are invited to submit their proposals to occupy and manage historic Point Ellice House in Victoria by October 1.

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CHRC Offers Update On Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

CHRC Offers Update On Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

The Cultural Human Resources Council recently offered an update on its Respectful Workplaces in the Arts initiative, which seeks to address and prevent harassment in the performing, visual and literary arts.

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New Petition Urges Federal Government to Fund Historic Places in 2019 Budget

New Petition Urges Federal Government to Fund Historic Places in 2019 Budget

Heritage advocates, make your voices heard! Sign this petition calling on the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to ensure substantial funding for historic places in Federal Budget 2019.

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City of Vancouver Seeks Nonprofit Operator for Newly Acquired Property

City of Vancouver Seeks Nonprofit Operator for Newly Acquired Property

The City of Vancouver has received a property at 2850 W. 3rd Ave. from the estate of Eric Manfort Pierce, and is looking for responses from mission-based, nonprofit organizations to operate the house for the purpose of community benefit.

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Vancouver to Build First Centre for Music

The City of Vancouver has approved the redevelopment plans for the Plaza of Nations, which includes a large music presentation centre in a high-visibility area of the development.

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Pablo Rodriguez Appointed New Minister of Canadian Heritage in Trudeau Cabinet Shuffle

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, who served in the role from 2015-2018, has been newly appointed as Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.

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Granville Island Arts Orgs Announce New Theatre District

The Granville Island Theatre District, helmed by Boca del Lupo and Carousel Theatre for Young People alongside CMHC-Granville Island, will steward performing arts programming at Performance Works, Festival House and the Waterfront Theatre.

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City of Kelowna Seeks Public Input on Cultural Plan

The City of Kelowna encourages its citizens to complete an online survey by August 31 to help dictate its 2020-2025 Cultural Plan.

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