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

City of Kelowna Seeks Public Input on Cultural Plan

The City of Kelowna encourages its citizens to complete an online survey by August 31 to help dictate its 2020-2025 Cultural Plan.

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Scotland Plans to Make Culture Central to Policy-Making

Scotland has introduced a new cultural strategy that holds culture as essential to Scotland's social and economic prosperity, and emphasizes the creative potential of every individual.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Jessie Awards

The Jessie Awards, which celebrate the best in Vancouver theatre, were presented July 16 in Vancouver, with big wins for Rumble Theatre, The Arts Club, Green Thumb Theatre and more.

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Children's Titles Acquired in Aftermath of Sono Nis Fire

Unpublished children’s books left in limbo by the 2016 fire at Sono Nis Press, one of Canada’s oldest small publishing companies, have been acquired by Crwth Press.

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City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

The City has also approved four recommendations to support a wide variety of small to large-scale outdoor events.

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Respectful Workplace Fund Now Open for Applications

Respectful Workplace Fund Now Open for Applications

Creative BC has announced the opening of the Respectful Workplace, Diversity and Gender Parity Fund. The new $175,000 fund will support projects that create and maintain fair, inclusive and safe work environments in the creative industries.

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City of Vancouver Releases "Making Space for Arts and Culture: 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Plan"

City of Vancouver Releases "Making Space for Arts and Culture: 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Plan"

The new report, approved by City Council on July 10, details key gaps in the City’s existing Cultural Infrastructure Plan, along with nine immediate recommendations create and expand cultural space in Vancouver.

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You Need to Read This: A Brief, Thoughtful Synthesis of Culture Track: Canada

You Need to Read This: A Brief, Thoughtful Synthesis of Culture Track: Canada

By far, more people experience public parks and street festivals than "traditional" art forms. So why not present classical music, theatre, and opera at those high-traffic cultural locations? Julie Fossitt of the City of Kingston takes on this and other findings from this month’s Culture Track report.

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Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy Grant

Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy Grant

The City of Vancouver is providing a one-time only project grant of up to $20,000 to support priorities expressed by the community through the Creative City Strategy early engagement process. The deadline for applications is September 5.

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Speak Your Mind at Open Talk With Vancouver's Cultural Services

Speak Your Mind at Open Talk With Vancouver's Cultural Services

The Director of Cultural Services at the City of Vancouver hosts a round table conversation about arts, culture and creativity.

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BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access

BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access

On July 4, the BC Arts Council launched “New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council 2018-2022,” which includes objectives around increasing and expanding investment in regional and Indigenous arts.

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UNESCO Launches Global Survey on Status of the Artist

UNESCO Launches Global Survey on Status of the Artist

UNESCO is launching a global survey on policies and measures taken around the world to support the economic and social rights of artists, to be completed by member states and relevant national and international NGOs.

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Vancouver Organizers: Register for Culture Days!

Vancouver Organizers: Register for Culture Days!

In partnership with Vancouver Civic Theatres, BC Culture Days is offering free space to artists and cultural groups interested in presenting their Culture Days activity at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl'a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) from September 28-30, 2018.

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Creative BC and CBC Launch Digital Production Fund

Creative BC and CBC Launch Digital Production Fund

On June 25, CBC and Creative BC announced the launch of a new $300,000 Digital Production Fund. The joint fund will support the creation of short-form digital content from emerging BC producers and creators.

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Remembering Perry the Poster Man

The BC Alliance takes a moment to recognize the life and work of Perry Giguere (1950-2018), better known as Perry the Poster Man, an invaluable community member and a dear friend.

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Comox Valley Arts Launches Arts and Culture Advocacy Campaign

Comox Valley Arts Launches Arts and Culture Advocacy Campaign

Comox Valley Arts has launched an advocacy statement and campaign aimed at emphasizing the value of arts and culture in the region and ensuring continued and sustainable support from local governments, agencies and institutions.

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Cultural Human Resources Council Launches Year Three of Talent to Lead Program

Cultural Human Resources Council Launches Year Three of Talent to Lead Program

Talent to Lead (T2L) is designed for mid-career cultural managers seeking to take their careers to the next level of leadership. T2L will focus on selecting 20 cultural managers from Indigenous, culturally diverse and minority language communities across Canada to participate in the program. Applications launch in August; the deadline is September 15.

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2019 Magnetic North Theatre Festival Will Take Place in Metro Vancouver, Opens for Submissions

2019 Magnetic North Theatre Festival Will Take Place in Metro Vancouver, Opens for Submissions

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival will return after a two-year hiatus from presenting work, taking place June 6–16, 2019 in the Vancouver area. The deadline for submissions is September 1.

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Emily Carr University Announces New President

Emily Carr University Announces New President

The board of governors of Emily Carr University of Art + Design has named Dr. Gillian Siddall as the University’s next president and vice-chancellor. 

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Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

The national survey polled 6,444 cultural consumers nationwide on their attitudes, motivators, and barriers to participation around cultural events and initiatives.

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