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

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

Join the Canada Council for a Town Hall Meeting in Vancouver

At 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, the Canada Council for the Arts is hosting a town hall meeting at the York Theatre in Vancouver. RSVP before May 28 to make your voice heard.

Read More

Artists: Be a Part of the Vancouver Hub for BC Culture Days

Culture Days at CBC Vancouver will host free arts and cultural activities by self-producing artists and arts groups in a celebration of local arts, culture and heritage. Apply by June 15 to join this celebration of culture!

Read More

Arts Council of Surrey to Host Roundtable Meeting for Local Arts Organizations

Arts Council of Surrey to Host Roundtable Meeting for Local Arts Organizations

On June 1, members of Surrey arts organizations are invited to attend an event hosted by the Arts Council of Surrey designed as “a unique opportunity to meet and converse with the City of Surrey’s arts and cultural leaders.”

Read More

New Resource Helps Arts & Culture Orgs Working With Gender Diverse Artists

New Resource Helps Arts & Culture Orgs Working With Gender Diverse Artists

Australian artists Spence Messih and Archie Barry have compiled a free resource titled Clear Expectations, to help arts and culture organizations better understand best practices around working with trans, non-binary, and gender diverse artists.

Read More

Upcoming BC Museums Association Workshops to Take Place Across the Province

This May and June, the BC Museums Association is offering a series of workshops in Rossland, Fort Nelson and Fernie, designed for those working in the museum sector.

Read More

Make Your Voice Heard on the City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy

Make Your Voice Heard on the City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy

On May 16, attend one of three scheduled 30 minute presentations on the Creative City Strategy’s Action Plan, or drop in to give your feedback one-on-one to a member of the Cultural Services staff.

Read More

Upcoming Law for Non Profits Workshop: "Recordkeeping and Privacy for Non Profits"

Upcoming Law for Non Profits Workshop: "Recordkeeping and Privacy for Non Profits"

Learn the ins and outs of privacy law for your non-profit at this workshop, taking place May 30 in Surrey.

Read More

Sign This Petition to Support the Indigenous Theatre Program at the National Arts Centre

As the NAC indigenous Theatre announces its inaugural season, take the time to sign a petition circulated by the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance emphasizing the importance of Indigenous voices and stories.

Read More

Community Arts Council of Prince George Announces Creative Hub Facility Feasibility Study

Community Arts Council of Prince George Announces Creative Hub Facility Feasibility Study

The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District has announced plans to build a new creative hub as a home for the organization and its members.

Read More

Advocacy Update from Nelson: Civic Theatre ED Stresses the Need for Equitable Communities

Eleanor Stacey of The Civic Theatre recently penned a letter to the BC Arts Council expressing support for a robust approach to equity, diversity and inclusion. Click through to see what our colleagues around the province are doing to advocate for equity in the arts.

Read More

Arts Abroad: A Round-Up of Recent International Arts News

Arts Abroad: A Round-Up of Recent International Arts News

A global conference looks toward questions of inclusivity, a New Zealand initiative examines the connection between creativity and well-being, and Ireland’s Arts Council debuts a new equality, human rights and diversity plan.

Read More

Make Content Your Audience Can Find with #DigitalLadders

Make Content Your Audience Can Find with #DigitalLadders

On May 14, digital strategist Annelise Larson will explain what discoverablity means, the basic best practices to ensure your content is optimized for search online, as well as other mechanisms for getting found and connecting with your target audience.

Read More

Vancouver Opera to Host Panel Talk on Relaxed Performances

On May 2, Vancouver Opera hosts a relaxed performance of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, followed by a free panel discussion on the purposes and practices behind relaxed performance.

Read More

Statistics Canada Releases New Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (2010-2017)

Statistics Canada has released an updated edition of the Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, which provide timely economic estimates of culture and sport in Canada. Among the highlights: in BC, the culture GDP constituted roughly $7.1 billion, or 2.7 percent, of the total economy, including 98,050 jobs.

Read More

Music BC Announces New Executive Director

After announcing the departure of Alex Grigg as executive director last week, Music BC has shared that Lindsay MacPherson has been hired as his successor.

Read More

©2019 BC Alliance for Arts + Culture. All rights reserved | Privacy Policy