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

BC Arts Council and Vancouver Foundation Announce Arts and Social Innovation Info Session in Prince George

BC Arts Council and Vancouver Foundation Announce Arts and Social Innovation Info Session in Prince George

The Prince George info session will take place November 27 at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre.

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Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Releases Report on Budget 2019 Consultation

Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Releases Report on Budget 2019 Consultation

The report presents a comprehensive and detailed summary of ideas shared by British Columbians for the next provincial budget, and recommends funding increases to the BC Arts Council and Creative BC.

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Vancouver City Council Approves 2018 Cultural Grants

Vancouver City Council Approves 2018 Cultural Grants

On November 13, Vancouver City Council approved over $700,000 to boost cultural organizations across Vancouver.

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Upcoming Panel: "Diversity and Decolonization"

Upcoming Panel: "Diversity and Decolonization"

Visceral Visions hosts this panel discussion featuring six speakers, including BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay, on November 28 at the Museum of Vancouver.

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Salt Spring National Art Prize Issues Call for Submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize Issues Call for Submissions

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional work for consideration for the 2019/2020 Salt Spring National Art Prize. Applications open in January.

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Law for Non Profits to Host Facebook Live Event On New Societies Act Transition

Law for Non Profits will host a Facebook Live Q&A for any last minute questions you may have around the New Societies Act transition on Friday, November 16.

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Registration Open for 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Registration Open for 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference, which takes place March 7-8. BC Alliance members can register at a special discounted rate.

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Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society Accepting Grant Applications

In addition to its usual project grants program, with grants ranging from $300 to $3,000, the CCACS is offering four support grants of $1,000 each for small community groups or independent artists. Apply by November 22.

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A Message from Gillian Wood

The former BC Arts Council executive director plans “to discover new ways to give back to our artists and practitioners, especially after the years of inspiration and passion you have given to me.”

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BC Arts Council Announces Organizational Changes

BC Arts Council Announces Organizational Changes

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has announced that Kim Reid will step in as interim executive director of the BC Arts Council, replacing Gillian Wood, who has served as executive director of the BCAC since 2009.

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Write Your MLAs About the Importance of Arts Funding Now!

Write Your MLAs About the Importance of Arts Funding Now!

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture needs your help to ensure that arts and culture are prominently included in the next provincial budget when it’s released in February 2019. Write a letter to your MLAs making the case!

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City of Vancouver Seeks Proposals for Cultural Amenity Space

The City of Vancouver is seeking proposals from qualified Vancouver-based arts and cultural nonprofits interested in a long term lease to provide a multi-purpose arts and culture hub.

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Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Offers Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Offers Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Free workshops start November 8 across the Columbia Basin and online.

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Sunshine Coast Arts Council Presents 2018 Awards

Sunshine Coast Arts Council Presents 2018 Awards

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council presented its 2018 awards in Sechelt on October 25, honouring local artists and recognizing community leadership in the arts.

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Upcoming Event: "Truth and Reconciliation Through the Arts"

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning and the VSO School of Music have partnered for a free event called “Truth and Reconciliation Through the Arts” on November 22 in Vancouver. Click through to see what to expect, and how you can participate!

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A Look at Canadian Heritage's Study on Canadians' Participation in the Arts

Following up on the Arts and Heritage Access and Availability Survey 2016-17, Canadian Heritage commissioned focus groups to find out more about Canadian’s participation in the arts.

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The BC Alliance is Excited to Offer An Exclusive Grant-Writing Workshop on the City of Vancouver's Project Grants

The BC Alliance is Excited to Offer An Exclusive Grant-Writing Workshop on the City of Vancouver's Project Grants

The City of Vancouver has just launched its 2019 Cultural Project Grants (more info inside). The BC Alliance and grant-writing expert Mary Ann Anderson can help you get a leg up in the application process with our exclusive hands-on workshop, November 21.

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Hill Strategies Circulates Research on Arts and Culture Tourism

Hill Strategies Circulates Research on Arts and Culture Tourism

Hill Strategies Research has unveiled its latest issue, “Trade and tourism in the arts and culture,” featuring four new reports.

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Canadian Heritage Announces Key Changes to Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Canadian Heritage Announces Key Changes to Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Among the changes to the Endowment Incentives component: the lifetime maximum amount payable of $15M per beneficiary arts organization has been eliminated. A new section on workplace well-being has also been added.

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Special GVPTA Theatre Evening Edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver

Special GVPTA Theatre Evening Edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver

Our friends at the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance are collaborating on a special evening edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver, to take place November 27.

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