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

VSO Orchestral Institute Announces New Three-Year Partnership with University of British Columbia and 2019 Auditions

VSO Orchestral Institute Announces New Three-Year Partnership with University of British Columbia and 2019 Auditions

The VSO Orchestral Institute will be in residence in Vancouver in partnership with the University of British Columbia from June 24 to July 3, 2019. Musicians ages 15-25 are invited to apply to audition.

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The BC Alliance Closes for the Holidays on December 21

The BC Alliance will be closed for the holidays starting Friday, December 21. Read on for more information about how this may affect you.

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Introducing Our Latest Digital Ladders Faculty

We're excited to introduce the most recent additions to our Digital Ladders Faculty, Nate Smith and Sally Smythe of The Vacuum, an award-winning design studio whose clients include Nike, Fitbit, Arc'teryx, Telus, and ESPN.

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BC Arts Council Accepting Applications for Community Arts Festival and Youth Engagement Grants

The BC Arts Council is accepting applications for two of its project-assistance funding programs: Community Arts Festivals and the Youth Engagement Program.

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Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Arts and heritage organizations can apply for up to $5,000 to organize a collaborative problem-solving activity which seeks to address a common business challenge.

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CharityVillage Seeks Input for Salary & Benefits Report

CharityVillage Seeks Input for Salary & Benefits Report

CharityVillage is asking workers from the Canadian nonprofit sector to complete the 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey. Complete the survey by Dec. 7 to be entered into a draw for a $1,000 donation to a charity of your choice.

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City of Surrey May Dissolve Cultural Development, Public Art Advisory Committees

On December 3, Surrey City Council voted to review a proposal to dissolve five committees, including the Cultural Development and Public Art Advisory Committees. Under the proposal, they will be consolidated into a single committee: the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee.

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City of Kelowna Seeks Youth and Young Professionals for Arts, Culture and Heritage Forums

As part of the engagement process for its upcoming Cultural Plan, the City of Kelowna is seeking youth (grade 11 and 12) and young professionals (post-secondary student) for two forums on arts, culture and heritage.

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Government of Canada Launches #YourBudget Consultation Survey

Government of Canada Launches #YourBudget Consultation Survey

The #YourBudget Pre-Budget Consultations 2019 survey is your chance to help shape how the federal government allocates its funds in 2019.

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BC Alliance Communications Director Nancy Lanthier Departs

BC Alliance Communications Director Nancy Lanthier Departs

Our director of communications, Nancy Lanthier, leaves the BC Alliance for new horizons on November 30.

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New Report: Virtually All Canadians Participate in Culture

A new Hill Strategies report finds that in 2016, virtually all Canadians 15 or older participated in some type of arts, culture, or heritage activity, and nearly nine in ten Canadians attended an art gallery, an arts performance, an artistic or cultural event or festival, or a movie theatre.

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The Wait is Over: Welcome to Digital Ladders

Welcome to Digital Ladders, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture’s digital literacy initiative. We’ve teamed up with BC’s foremost digital experts to take the digital skills of BC's creative community to the next level. Read on to see how Digital Ladders can benefit you and your organization, at little to no expense.

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Young Professionals: Register to Attend boardLink Vancouver 2018

Young Professionals: Register to Attend boardLink Vancouver 2018

Are you a young professional seeking volunteer board opportunities in the arts and culture sector in Vancouver? Attend boardLink Vancouver on December 4 to connect with arts organizations looking for folks like you!

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Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

The Cultural Human Resources Council and the Conference Board of Canada have announced the launch of a national survey of the Canadian cultural sector labour force — the first of its kind since 2010 and the only current national research on the sector’s employers and workers. 

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It's #GivingTuesday! Support the BC Alliance's Advocacy Efforts

On #GivingTuesday, we give back to the causes that are most important to us. If you appreciate the BC Alliance’s advocacy work, please consider making a small donation.

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Hindsight is 20/20 – What Would You Do?

Hindsight is 20/20 – What Would You Do?

Saskia Vermeulen takes a look at how extended health benefits can help you, your organization, and the employees you care about.

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Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

The voting period for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform has been extended by a week. Mail your vote in, and make your voice heard!

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Federal Government Announces New Social Finance Fund in Fiscal Update

In the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2018, it announced that it would create “a Social Finance Fund that gives charitable, non-profit and social purpose organizations access to new financing, and connects them with non-government investors.”

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Spread Your Message to Thousands: Advertise On the BC Alliance Job Board

Spread Your Message to Thousands: Advertise On the BC Alliance Job Board

The BC Alliance’s online arts and culture job classifieds are the most widely used in the province, receiving more than 9 million page views per year. Now, you can spread your message via this high traffic section of our website by taking advantage of our new banner and sidebar ads.

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Arts Leadership Program for Young Women of Colour Accepting Applications for Winter 2019

Arts Leadership Program for Young Women of Colour Accepting Applications for Winter 2019

The Future is you and me, a Vancouver-based program designed to support young women of colour to take on leadership positions in creative and arts organizations, has opened applications for its Winter 2019 session. The deadline to apply is November 22.

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