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

Applications Open for John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

Applications Open for John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

The $1,500 award is intended to assist mature West Coast theatre artists to further their artistic development. The deadline for applications is May 16.

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BC Arts Council Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

BC Arts Council Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

BC arts students enrolled in post-secondary studies are encouraged to send in their applications by April 30 to be considered for grants of up to $6,000 through the BC Arts Council Scholarship Program.

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An Exciting Digital Announcement from the BC Alliance

We're thrilled to announce that we've received a $235,000 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Fund, for our project, "DIGITAL LADDERS: Nurturing Digital Literacy & Expression in BC's Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector." 

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Emerging Artists: Apply for a Creative Spark Vancouver Grant

Emerging Artists: Apply for a Creative Spark Vancouver Grant

The deadline to apply for the grant, which supports Vancouver artists working with young people in an arts-based capacity, is April 27.

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Applications Open for Royal BC Museum Repatriation Grants

Repatriation Grants assist BC First Nations in consultation, documentation and repatriation of First Nations cultural items, ancestral remains and burial items as well as intangible cultural heritage from global museums. The deadline to apply is May 31.

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SOCAN Foundation Launches Indigenous Songwriter Award

SOCAN Foundation Launches Indigenous Songwriter Award

The winner of the TD Indigenous Songwriter Award receives a prize of $10,000 and will attend the Indigenous Music Awards gala in Winnipeg on May 18, 2018.

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Announcing the BC Touring Council 2018 Award Winners

Announcing the BC Touring Council 2018 Award Winners

The BC Alliance was in attendance at Pacific Contact on April 7 in Burnaby, where the BC Touring Council Annual Awards were presented.

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Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare Recovering from Heart Surgery

The BC Alliance wishes Minister Beare all the best for a speedy and full recovery.

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Western Canada Theatre Appoints Evan Klassen as Managing Director

Winnipeg transplant Klassen starts in his new role with the Kamloops theatre company on May 2.

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Metro Vancouver Opens Applications for Regional Project Grants

Metro Vancouver Opens Applications for Regional Project Grants

Cultural groups can now apply to Metro Vancouver for Regional Project Grants; applications must be submitted by May 25.

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UK Arts & Culture Round-Up: New Funding Research and a New Cultural Plan for London

UK Arts & Culture Round-Up: New Funding Research and a New Cultural Plan for London

Mayor Sadiq Khan introduces a new draft cultural plan for the City of London themed around access, and new research sheds light on repayable finance for arts and culture organizations.

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City of Vancouver Issues 'Host Your Own Engagement' Grant Call

City of Vancouver Issues 'Host Your Own Engagement' Grant Call

The City invites organizations of diverse histories and practices to play an active part in the process of shaping future civic investments and support of arts and culture through hosting your own engagement. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000; the deadline for expressions of interest is April 24.

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British Council Canada and PuSh Festival Host Three-Day Relaxed Performance Training Workshop

British Council Canada and PuSh Festival Host Three-Day Relaxed Performance Training Workshop

A relaxed performance provides the opportunity to attend live performance for those who may struggle with the traditional theatre environment. Learn best techniques and practices in Vancouver, April 14-16.

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Law for Non-Profits Conducts Societies Act and Privacy Workshops

Law for Non-Profits Conducts Societies Act and Privacy Workshops

Law for Nonprofits is conducting a pair of workshops, "The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know" and "Privacy 101," in Vancouver on April 4.

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The BC Alliance Has Partnered with Grant Advance to Make Getting Grants Easier

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture has partnered with Grant Advance to offer free licenses to ten selected BC Alliance members who are small organizations. We're also offering members a group discount for Grant Advance plans. Lastly, join us May 2 for a free info session on foundation funding.

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Martha Rans of PLEO Issues Letter to Minister Beare Seeking Support

Martha Rans of PLEO Issues Letter to Minister Beare Seeking Support

Pacific Legal Education and Outreach offers legal services and education to countless arts and culture organizations, but has faced trouble finding ongoing funding.

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New Data from U.S. Emphasizes Economic Value of Arts and Culture

New Data from U.S. Emphasizes Economic Value of Arts and Culture

The arts and cultural sector contributed over $763.6 billion to the American economy in 2015—more than the agriculture, transportation, or warehousing sectors, according to new U.S. government data.

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Arts Umbrella Receives $7 Million in Funding from Canadian Heritage

"All children, regardless of age or circumstance, deserve access to artistic and cultural learning activities in their community,” says the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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BC Arts Council Opens Applications for Scholarship Program

BC Arts Council Opens Applications for Scholarship Program

BC arts students enrolled in post-secondary studies are encouraged to send in their applications to be considered for grants of up to $6,000

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BC Government Launches New $7.5 Million Fund for Music Industry

BC Government Launches New $7.5 Million Fund for Music Industry

Creative BC will work over the coming months to design and launch new programs focused on industry development, individual career development and live music events. 

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