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

Arts Club Theatre's Relaxed Performance: Achievable Inclusivity

A less restrictive theatre environment welcomes people with learning or intellectual disabilities, parents with infants and toddlers and others to see The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time, on September 30.

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24 Events Funded Through Tourism Events Program

People in communities around the province are looking forward to welcoming even more visitors to their local events and festivals in the year ahead, with marketing support from the Province of BC.

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Introducing the BC Alliance's Fall Workshop Series!

Introducing the BC Alliance's Fall Workshop Series!

Brush up on grant writing, social media marketing, financial management and more with the BC Alliance’s Fall Workshop Series!

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Trudeau: No NAFTA Without Cultural Exemption

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will not sign a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement that doesn't protect Canada's cultural sectors.

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PLEO Announces Fall Workshop Series

PLEO Announces Fall Workshop Series

Pacific Legal Education and Outreach has unveiled the slate of workshops it will be offering this fall, including workshops across the province dedicated to the BC Societies Act, many free to attend.

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Applications Open for the 2019 Surrey Cultural Grants Program

The intake period for the 2019 City of Surrey Cultural Grants is now open — attend an info session September 19, and send your Expression of Interest by September 26.

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Statistics Canada Releases Digital Economy Survey Results

Statistics Canada Releases Digital Economy Survey Results

Statistics Canada has released the results from the Digital Economy Survey, which sheds light on Canadians’ use and purchase of various digital products and payment options.

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West Vancouver Seeks Volunteers for Two New Arts Committees

The District of West Vancouver is currently looking for volunteers to serve on its Arts & Culture and Arts Facility Advisory Committees. Apply by September 7.

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Squamish Arts Council Seeks Public Feedback on Digital Literacy Initiative

The Squamish Arts Council has released an online survey collecting public feedback about a digital literacy project for the community’s arts sector, and you're invited to weigh in with your opinions.

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Grants Available for Cultural Spaces Now Open

Up to $25,000 in funding from City of Vancouver is available for space-related projects including mentorships, planning and research for capital projects and capacity building.

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What Kind of Research Does Our Cultural Sector Need?

The BC Alliance has been asked to host a Mass Culture gathering in Vancouver in October. What is Mass Culture? 

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Call For Cultural Leaders from Indigenous, Racialized or Minority Language Communities

The Cultural Human Resource Council is calling for 20 participants for its Talent to Lead program, which prepares Canadian cultural managers for positions of greater responsibility and leadership.

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Apply Now for the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program

The Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program provides you or your group with space in a fieldhouse and access to parks to create activities that engage the community. Apply by September 17 for a term from January 2019 to December 2021.

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Vancouver International Jazz Festival Co-Founder Ken Pickering Dies at 66

The BC Alliance offers its sincere condolences on the passing of Ken Pickering, the co-founder and artistic director emeritus of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, who died of throat cancer on August 10.

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Penticton Arts Committee Seeks Arts Advocate

The City of Penticton's Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee has recommended city council consider devoting funding to an advocate for art and cultural activities, following a review of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture website.

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A Vancouver Tech Start-Up Builds Tactile Shared Experience 

Musician Dan Mangan spoke of his online platform Side Door to a sold-out audience at Creative Mornings. It’s high-tech but the result is face-to-face connectivity for musicians and fans.

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Register for Arts Day on the Hill 2018

Would you like to join the Canadian Arts Coalition as an arts advocate for Arts Day on the Hill on Tuesday, October 2 in Ottawa?

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To Charge or Not to Charge? That is the Question 

A recent discussion on the BC Museums Association listserv broached the question of best pricing strategies for museums and galleries to engage new audiences.

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Banff Centre Cultural Leadership Program Open for Applications

Banff Centre Cultural Leadership Program Open for Applications

Leaders interested in preparing for significant leadership roles within artistic or cultural sectors can apply by September 11 for Banff Centre's Cultural Leadership program.

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Upcoming Panel: "What's in a Wall? Copyright, Street Art & The Law"

On August 7, Vancouver Mural Festival, grunt gallery and the Artists' Legal Outreach present a free conversation featuring real-life stories and examples focusing on one of the trickiest subjects known to public and aerosol artists.

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