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

City of Vancouver to Launch Activation of Underutilized Spaces Grant November 1

City of Vancouver to Launch Activation of Underutilized Spaces Grant November 1

The Activation of Underutilized Vancouver Civic Theatres Spaces Grant seeks to address the need for space by arts and culture groups, increase the use of Vancouver’s civic theatre spaces, and enhance Vancouver's status as a liveable city. Applications open November 1.

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Packed Vancouver All Candidates Meeting Focuses On Affordability and Accessibility

Affordable space for artists was the hot topic at the jam-packed Vancouver All Candidates Meeting for Arts and Culture. Candidates also broached accessibility, equity and ways politicians can advocate for culture.

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ArtStarts Extends Deadline for Creative Spark Grants

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.

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Americans for the Arts Launches New Web Tool to Gauge Social Impact of Arts

US-based organization Americans for the Arts has released The Arts + Social Impact Explorer, an online tool that draws together more than 1,000 data points on how the arts integrate into—and impact—26 different sectors.

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Upcoming Indigenous Storytelling and Screenwriting Seminars in Thompson-Okanagan

Women in Film and Television Vancouver has announced two upcoming Indigenous Storytelling and Screenwriting Seminars to take place in Kamloops on October 27 and Enderby on October 28.

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Boca del Lupo Announces 2019/20 Intakes for Performance Works and Residencies

Granville Island’s Boca del Lupo is conducting its first-ever Performance Works and Residency Program Intakes.

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Eastside Culture Crawl Launches Artist Production Space Survey

The Eastside Culture Crawl Society is undertaking a survey to develop a comprehensive inventory of historical and existing visual arts studio space within the Eastside Culture Crawl area.

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First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

The FPCC offers five grant categories for BC Indigenous artists and organizations with funding from $10,000-$30,000. The deadline is October 31.

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Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

The Canada Council for the Arts is offering information sessions and one-on-one meetings to Vancouver-area writers curious about its Explore and Create program, October 17 and 18.

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How Can You Boost Your Digital Literacy Skills?

How Can You Boost Your Digital Literacy Skills?

Are you curious about the BC Alliance's upcoming Digital Ladders initiative to improve the BC arts sector's digital literacy? Join us for a free info session to discover how this innovative program can meet you at your skill level and help you open new doors!

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More Than $150K Available in City of Kelowna Arts & Culture Grants

More Than $150K Available in City of Kelowna Arts & Culture Grants

More than $150,000 is available in arts and culture grants as the City of Kelowna is now accepting applications for their 2019 Arts and Culture General Operating or Project grants.

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Vancouver: Upcoming PLEO Legal Workshops

Vancouver: Upcoming PLEO Legal Workshops

Pacific Legal Education & Outreach will host workshops in Vancouver October 17 and November 7.

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Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art Appoints New Director and CEO

Allison Andrachuk, recently of Tides Canada and the Contemporary Art Gallery, steps up to fill the positions.

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Vancouver Voters: Join Us October 15 for an All Candidates Meeting

Vancouver Voters: Join Us October 15 for an All Candidates Meeting

Vancouver voters: Want to know which candidates support arts, culture and creativity? Attend our All Candidates Meeting for Arts and Culture, Monday, October 15, 5-7 pm, at Museum of Vancouver. Moderator Dani Fecko will ensure a lively conversation about cultural issues that matter most.

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Ask Your MPs to Support to Canadian Arts Presentation Fund

The CAPF remains under-funded and over-subscribed, affecting our entire touring and presenting ecosystem. Ask your MPs to increase the Fund today!

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"I Was Proud to Be a British Columbian": BC Alliance ED Brenda Leadlay Reports Back from Arts Day on the Hill 2018

This year, more than 95 representatives from the cultural sector across Canada met in Ottawa to represent 13,000 individual artists and 4,000 arts and culture organizations. Our executive director, Brenda Leadlay, was among the crowd.

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CHRC Extends Talent to Lead Application Deadline

CHRC Extends Talent to Lead Application Deadline

Cultural leaders from Indigenous, racialized and official language minority communities across Canada can apply to the leadership accelerator program until October 5.

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Mayoral Candidates Agree: Arts and Culture Can Unleash Vancouver's Potential

Mayoral Candidates Agree: Arts and Culture Can Unleash Vancouver's Potential

Mayoral candidates held forth on arts and culture at the October 2 Mayors’ Candidate Forum in Vancouver, hosted by the DVBIA.

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New Fund Focuses On Canada-UK Theatre Collaborations

A fund supporting British and Canadian theatre makers has been set up to nurture creative partnerships and productions between the two countries.

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BC Alliance Featured in The Philanthropist

BC Alliance Featured in The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist has published an article highlighting four case studies on the importance of networks for non-profit organizations, featuring the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

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