Introducing Our Winter 2018 Workshop Series



We're excited to start the new year by announcing our Winter 2018 Workshops and information sessions. We planned this programming in response to your feedback, with special attention to your needs and those of your organization.

Our Winter 2018 sessions include:


Grants 101: An Information Session

Join Douglas Durand (Vancouver Cultural Services) and Walter Quan (British Columbia Arts Council) for a free information session about applying for grants. Between them, they have more than a half a century of experience in writing submissions, assisting applicants, adjudicating grants, and sending out results (good and ‘bad’). Learn tips and pitfalls and hear some ‘war stories’ as well.
Thursday, Feb. 1; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Arts Leading the Way

The cultural landscape of BC is beautifully diverse, but are arts organizations truly aware of their potential to engage and serve diverse communities? How do the arts in BC include or exclude persons of varying identities? What can we do to ensure that diverse voices and perspectives are authentically included and expressed in the arts? How can we work within our sector to become leaders on the road to justice and equality?

In this 2.5-hour workshop, facilitator Naomi Cromwell will introduce concepts of equity, inclusion and intersectionality. Through activities and conversation, participants will be invited to explore their own cultural identities, begin to deconstruct their cultural biases and critically examine systemic barriers to gain a more empathetic understanding of issues faced by people of underrepresented identities. With the understanding that the arts have a profound ability to impact the health and evolution of our collective communities, we will discuss strategies to implement culturally-competent and authentically inclusive practices within the arts sector.
Wednesday, Feb. 21; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$45.00 BC Alliance members | $85.00 non-members | $25.00 livestream


Principles of Digital Marketing for Arts

In this introductory workshop, digital arts marketer Brian Paterson demystifies the diverse world of online marketing. Taking a highly practical approach, he will outline the tools that offer arts and culture organizations the highest returns; explore case studies that highlight best practices and sound strategies; and equip participants with working knowledge to start planning their own campaigns. Platforms covered will include Search Advertising via Google Grants, Google Display Network, and Facebook Advertising.
Wednesday, Mar. 14; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$45.00 BC Alliance members | $85.00 non-members | $25.00 livestream


Digital Records Management in Three Steps: A Guide for Small Organizations

How many times has your organization had to deal with the loss of time, money and energy dealing with inconsistent and ad-hoc filing systems on a shared server? Are new staff often unsure of which files to retain, or where to find information in the system? Are you unsure of your existing records policies or wondering if you should write one? You’re not alone.

In this 2.5 hour workshop, cultural and creative resource manager Rhiannon Herbert will introduce the basic concepts of records management that can be most easily implemented at your organization, regardless of size. Delivered through a condensed curriculum developed with the support of the University of British Columbia’s Records Department, participants will learn the three key practices for managing a content system that when implemented, stays organized and consistent, even through staff turnover. Other key concepts regarding policy and best documentation practices will also be covered.
Wednesday, Mar. 28; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$45.00 BC Alliance members | $85.00 non-members | $25.00 livestream

If you're outside the Lower Mainland, or are otherwise unable to attend these workshops in person, watch and submit your questions from where you are with live online access. To join us digitally, select the Livestream option from the registration form. You will be emailed a link to the video. If you have any questions about livestreaming, contact Joyce Wan, administrative assistant, at 604 681 3535 (201) or

For more information on our Winter 2018 Workshops, and to register for a session today, visit the Workshops page of the BC Alliance website.

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