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

Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

The national survey polled 6,444 cultural consumers nationwide on their attitudes, motivators, and barriers to participation around cultural events and initiatives.

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"A Labour of True Collaboration": BC Alliance's Brenda Leadlay Reflects on Transformation, Decolonization and Connections Without Restriction

As we reflect on the lessons learned and relationships forged at Unrestricted, our joint conference with the GVPTA, we asked our executive director, Brenda Leadlay, for some of her takeaways from two days of connections and collaborations.

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City of Vancouver Welcomes Thoughts on Draft Capital Plan

City of Vancouver Welcomes Thoughts on Draft Capital Plan

Capital planning includes maintaining and renewing existing infrastructure, as well as making investments for new infrastructure, including arts and culture facilities. The draft capital plan for 2019-2022 proposes an investment of $173 million for existing and new arts and cultural facilities.

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BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces

BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces

The $175,000 fund will be used to deliver respectful work-culture training for the board and leadership levels of creative industry associations and regional film commissions.

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Canada Council Seeks Deaf and Disabled Artists for Study on Arts Practices

Canada Council Seeks Deaf and Disabled Artists for Study on Arts Practices

Led by a team composed of Deaf, disabled, and allied researchers and artists from various universities, this research will contribute to a better understanding of Deaf and disability arts practices.

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Time is Running Out to Register for Unrestricted

Time is Running Out to Register for Unrestricted

You’ve only got until Monday, June 11, to register for Unrestricted — sign up before it’s too late!

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City of Vancouver Approves Over $1.6 Million in Cultural Grant Allocations

City of Vancouver Approves Over $1.6 Million in Cultural Grant Allocations

On June 5, Vancouver City Council approved four major cultural grant programs that support creative communities, awarding $1.6 million in funding to 134 recipients.

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Applications Open for Pacific Contact 2019

Applications Open for Pacific Contact 2019

Pacific Contact, which takes place over four days from April 4-7 in Burnaby, is the BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for the performing arts. The deadline to apply is Saturday, June 30.

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Brush Up On Best Practices for Your Organization at Unrestricted

Brush Up On Best Practices for Your Organization at Unrestricted

In addition to emphasizing networking, connection and collaboration, Unrestricted (June 13-14 in Vancouver) has myriad sessions that will highlight best practices for your arts, culture or heritage organization.

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Creative BC Announces Amplify BC Funding Program Dates

Creative BC Announces Amplify BC Funding Program Dates

On May 24, Creative BC announced the opening of its first two Amplify BC funding programs and the timeline for all remaining program openings and deadlines.

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Take a Look at Some of the Breakout Sessions on Offer at Unrestricted

Take a Look at Some of the Breakout Sessions on Offer at Unrestricted

Unrestricted takes place June 13-14 in Vancouver. In addition to feature panels on collaboration, the future of arts funding, sexual harassment, and diversity, delegates can choose between a variety of breakout sessions over the two-day conference, allowing you to customize your Unrestricted experience.

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BC Alliance and Bridge Society to Hold 2018 AGMs

BC Alliance and Bridge Society to Hold 2018 AGMs

The Annual General Meetings of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and the Society to Bridge Arts and Community will take place Thursday, June 14 at 12:00 p.m. in Vancouver.

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Western Canada Theatre Spaces Awarded Infrastructure Grant

On May 15, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport announced $188,000 in funding for important infrastructure upgrades to Sagebrush Theatre and the Pavilion Theatre, both spaces operated by Western Canada Theatre.

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City of Vancouver Staff Provides Updates on Creative City Strategy

City of Vancouver Staff Provides Updates on Creative City Strategy

On May 15, City staff presented to Vancouver City Council on the early findings of the Creative City Strategy. The presentation was an update on what the City has heard so far from the community during the preliminary engagement phase.

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Apply for the Canadian Heritage Legacy Fund

Apply for the Canadian Heritage Legacy Fund

The fund provides funding for community-initiated capital projects that engage citizens and raise awareness of local arts and heritage. Recipients may receive up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $500,000.

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Nominations Open for Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming

Nominations Open for Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming

Nominations are open until July 15 for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming, which recognizes projects or initiatives that encourage a greater public interest in the past.

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2018 BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

2018 BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

BC Culture Days has announced the winners of its 2018 Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 to present a Culture Days activity and act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days leading up to the Culture Days weekend, September 28, 29, and 30.

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Canadian Heritage Releases 2017 Report on Heritage Institutions

The Department of Canadian Heritage has announced the release of the 2017 report on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions (GCSHI). Click through for highlighted data on the Canadian heritage sector.

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Check Out the Schedule-at-a-Glance for Unrestricted

Check Out the Schedule-at-a-Glance for Unrestricted

Check out the schedule for Unrestricted for a glimpse at programming delivered by more than 40 arts and culture luminaries including Margo Kane, Marcus Youssef, Monica Gattinger, Jeanne LeSage and Prem Gill.

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Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Audain Prize and VIVA Awards

Among the four recipients, Susan Point has been awarded the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, while Hannah Jickling, Helen Reed and Charlene Vickers receive VIVA Awards.

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