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

City of Kelowna Seeks Expressions of Interest for New Creative Hub

City of Kelowna Seeks Expressions of Interest for New Creative Hub

The City of Kelowna is interested in the potential of a new community amenity space as a creative hub, which could house two to four creative organizations. Expressions of interest are due by November 29.

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Influence the 2020 Provincial Budget: Send an Email to Your MLA

Influence the 2020 Provincial Budget: Send an Email to Your MLA

The BC Alliance has created an email campaign to help you influence the 2020 provincial budget by sending a letter to your MLA and other key government figures supporting arts and culture.

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Amplify BC Career Development Program Open for Applications

Amplify BC Career Development Program Open for Applications

Artist-entrepreneurs and music companies are eligible to apply for a grant to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses for sound recording, marketing and music videos. Online and in-person info sessions have also been scheduled. Apply by December 11.

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Report: "The State of Heritage"

Report: "The State of Heritage"

Heritage BC has circulated its new report, The State of Heritage, which offers twelve recommendations to improve the state of the sector.

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Creative Convergence Winnipeg: Reporting Back

Creative Convergence Winnipeg: Reporting Back

“All of the speakers emphasized the need for arts and culture to play a central role in government policy making and in our everyday lives, and agreed that capitalism was at the very heart of the biggest issues facing us all.“

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ICASC Launches Report on Arts and Social Change

ICASC Launches Report on Arts and Social Change

ICASC has released a final report on its ASC! project, centring around arts and social change. Click through to find out more.

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BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Seeks Workshop Applications

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Seeks Workshop Applications

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres will mount its annual Indigenous youth leadership training event in Kamloops from March 16-19, 2020. The BCAAFC seeks applications to present workshops at the event.

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Actsafe Launches Registration for 2020 Conference

Actsafe Launches Registration for 2020 Conference

Actsafe Safety Association has opened registration for the 2020 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, to take place March 5-7 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Actsafe is offering a discount on early bird registration for BC Alliance members.

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Heritage BC Offers Fall Webinars

Heritage BC Offers Fall Webinars

Heritage BC is offering a pair of webinars on board fundamentals and heritage advocacy, to take place November 8 and December 6.

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SPRE Seeks Consultant to Expand Real Estate Study

The Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative in partnership with the Real Estate Institute of BC are seeking a consultant to assist in updating/expanding a study on the real estate challenges affecting the not-for-profit, social purpose and cultural sectors. The deadline for submissions is November 7.

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Mass Culture to Host Digital Gathering on Arts and International Relations

Mass Culture to Host Digital Gathering on Arts and International Relations

Mass Culture and the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative invite artists and arts workers to the next instalment in Mass Culture's Digital Gathering series, November 7, which will focus on Canada’s use of art and culture in diplomacy and international relations.

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BC Alliance Co-Presents "Exploring Diversity" Panel on Culture, Ethnicity and Identity

BC Alliance Co-Presents "Exploring Diversity" Panel on Culture, Ethnicity and Identity

Join us on October 22 at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford as five panelists navigate through a conversation of arts as an all-encompassing field of work that can shed light on experiences of diversity.

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BC Government Seeks Feedback to Develop Accessibility Legislation

Province-wide consultations on the development of accessibility legislation will run until November 29, 2019. Click through to find out ways you can give your feedback.

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Engage with Creative Leaders at Coquitlam’s Cultural Summit

Engage with Creative Leaders at Coquitlam’s Cultural Summit

Get inspired and connect with local arts leaders and creative thinkers from Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland at the 2019 Coquitlam Cultural Summit on November 8, including a keynote presentation from BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay on the value of everyday creativity.

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BC Touring Council Presents "On the Road" Touring Workshop

BC Touring Council Presents "On the Road" Touring Workshop

The BC Touring Council is accepting registrations for On the Road: A Touring Workshop for Young, Aspiring Emerging Performing Artists, Agents, Managers and Administrators, taking place November 9-10 in Burnaby.

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Get Out the Vote for Arts and Culture with ArtsVote BC

Get Out the Vote for Arts and Culture with ArtsVote BC

Want to know how you can get out the vote for arts, culture and heritage for the 2019 federal election? Check out ArtsVote BC, our newly relaunched arts and culture advocacy initiative.

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The BC Alliance's Fall Workshops Are Here!

The BC Alliance's Fall Workshops Are Here!

It may be the season of pumpkin spice and bagging leaves, but that doesn't mean your administrative skills need to Fall by the wayside. Check out our Fall Workshops, featuring finances, grant writing, audience engagement and more.

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"An Intimate Journey That Demanded Vulnerability": Reporting Back from Weaving Wellness

BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay shares the joys and challenges of planning and participating in our recent conference, Weaving Wellness.

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Arts Orgs and BIAs to Premier Horgan: Help Us Survive Tax Increases

A coalition of business associations and arts organizations, including the BC Alliance, have sent Premier John Horgan and the Government of BC a letter in support of the motion to create a commercial property ‘subclass’ for municipalities.

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CHRC to Host Presentations on Labour Market Information Study

CHRC to Host Presentations on Labour Market Information Study

The Cultural Human Resources Council is going across the country to present the newly minted Labour Market Information study of the Canadian cultural workforce. The public is invited to free sessions in Vancouver (September 20) and Victoria (September 21).

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