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

$300,000 Vancouver Music Fund to Elevate Indigenous and Underrepresented Voices

$300,000 Vancouver Music Fund to Elevate Indigenous and Underrepresented Voices

The City of Vancouver and Creative BC have partnered on three new music grant programs to support Indigenous and underrepresented artists, which will be funded by the City’s $300,000 Vancouver Music Fund.

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Canadian Senate: "Canada Must Develop A Comprehensive Strategy to Strengthen Cultural Diplomacy"

Canadian Senate: "Canada Must Develop A Comprehensive Strategy to Strengthen Cultural Diplomacy"

The Canadian Senate has issued a new report entitled Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage of Canada's Foreign Policy, featuring eight recommendations on how the country must improve its incorporation of arts and culture into its foreign relations.

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Event Registration is Open for BC Culture Days

Artists, organizations, businesses and municipalities are invited to submit their events before September 16, or register by July 31 to be included in the provincial marketing campaign.

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Pacific Contact 2020 Opens Showcase Applications

Performing artists are encouraged to apply for the showcase, which takes place April 4-5, 2020 in Burnaby.

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Share Your Thoughts on the City of Vancouver's Draft Creative City Strategy with This Online Survey

The City of Vancouver has developed the draft version of its Creative City Strategy, and is looking for your feedback. The deadline is June 24.

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Consultant Sought for Social Purpose Real Estate Study

Consultant Sought for Social Purpose Real Estate Study

The Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative and the Real Estate Institute of BC are seeking a consultant help better understand the real estate challenges faced by the non-profit, social enterprise and cultural sectors. The deadline to apply is June 27.

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New Report Sheds Light on Canadian Orchestras' Relationships with Indigenous People and PoC

New Report Sheds Light on Canadian Orchestras' Relationships with Indigenous People and PoC

Orchestras Canada’s new report, Re-sounding the Orchestra, presents an analysis of systemic inequality and coloniality in the orchestra, and offers recommendations to help advance diversity and equity.

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Kelly Tweeddale to Depart as VSO President

Kelly Tweeddale to Depart as VSO President

Tweeddale, who also serves as President of the VSO School of Music, will take on a new role with the San Francisco Ballet, effective September 3.

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FAME Seeks Festivals and Events for Economic Impact Study

Festivals and Major Events Canada is conducting a new economic impact study, and is seeking festivals and events in British Columbia to participate.

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BC Arts Council Opens Applications for 2019/20 Strategic Opportunities Program

BC Arts Council Opens Applications for 2019/20 Strategic Opportunities Program

The Strategic Opportunities Program assists BC arts and cultural organizations, including museums, to undertake significant strategic projects to address organizational opportunities and challenges. The deadline for applications is July 2.

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Kathleen Bartels to Step Down As Vancouver Art Gallery Director

After 18 years, Kathleen Bartels is stepping down as the director of the Vancouver Art Gallery “to pursue other professional and personal interests."

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Mission to Host 2019 BC Culture Days Launch Event

The BC Culture Days launch, taking place September 22, will showcase a broad range of cultural activities by notable and emerging members of Mission's arts and culture community.

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Canada Council and CBC Launch Digital Content Incubator

Canada Council and CBC Launch Digital Content Incubator

The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada have announced plans to launch a new $1 million catalyst tool to amplify digital creation in Canada. Full guidelines and details will be revealed in late June.

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Deaf-Led ASL Opera to Be Presented at Queer Arts Festival

Jesse: An ASL Opera will be presented as a workshop reading on June 24, followed by a group feedback session.

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Upcoming Law for Non Profits Workshop: "Employment and Human Rights" in Nanaimo

Upcoming Law for Non Profits Workshop: "Employment and Human Rights" in Nanaimo

On June 17, Law for Non Profits comes to Nanaimo to provide foundational knowledge on employment and human rights for non-profit organizations.

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Arts BC Shares DigistARTS Survey Findings

Arts BC Shares DigistARTS Survey Findings

Arts BC recently collected survey data to assess the digital literacy of artists and arts organizations from across the province. Click through for highlights and a link to the full report.

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West Van's Kay Meek Arts Centre Receives $1.48M for Infrastructure Upgrades

West Van's Kay Meek Arts Centre Receives $1.48M for Infrastructure Upgrades

The funds, received from Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will go towards a series of upgrades to increase the Centre’s accessibility, creating a safer and more inclusive venue for performers and audience members.

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Take Part in the Vancouver Music Strategy Conversation Series

Take Part in the Vancouver Music Strategy Conversation Series

Share your opinion to help shape the future of music in Vancouver at community feedback sessions on May 29 and June 26.

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Culture Days Offers Free Upcoming Webinar On Health and Well-Being

Culture Days Offers Free Upcoming Webinar On Health and Well-Being

On May 29, Culture Days is offering a free webinar with the Get Creative Festival about their recent leading-edge research around creativity, expression, and ties to personal well-being.

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Join the BC Alliance to Take Advantage of This Special Offer on Critical Illness Insurance

Join the BC Alliance to Take Advantage of This Special Offer on Critical Illness Insurance

Until May 31, you and your spouse can purchase up to $50,000 of Critical Illness Insurance with no medical questions. In addition, you can also purchase $10,000 of coverage for your children. Click through for more information on how you can redeem this special offer!

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