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

Government of Canada Launches #YourBudget Consultation Survey

Government of Canada Launches #YourBudget Consultation Survey

The #YourBudget Pre-Budget Consultations 2019 survey is your chance to help shape how the federal government allocates its funds in 2019.

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New Report: Virtually All Canadians Participate in Culture

A new Hill Strategies report finds that in 2016, virtually all Canadians 15 or older participated in some type of arts, culture, or heritage activity, and nearly nine in ten Canadians attended an art gallery, an arts performance, an artistic or cultural event or festival, or a movie theatre.

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Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

The Cultural Human Resources Council and the Conference Board of Canada have announced the launch of a national survey of the Canadian cultural sector labour force — the first of its kind since 2010 and the only current national research on the sector’s employers and workers. 

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It's #GivingTuesday! Support the BC Alliance's Advocacy Efforts

On #GivingTuesday, we give back to the causes that are most important to us. If you appreciate the BC Alliance’s advocacy work, please consider making a small donation.

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Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

The voting period for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform has been extended by a week. Mail your vote in, and make your voice heard!

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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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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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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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Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Want to help advocate for the arts at a national level? The Canadian Arts Coalition is recruiting new members to the six working groups of its Research and Policy Committee.

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Vancouver Mayor-Elect's Victory Speech Recognizes Arts and Culture As Top Priority

Kennedy Stewart’s first words as Vancouver mayor-elect focused on his support for arts and culture. See what he had to say, along with the arts and culture platforms of other successful mayoral candidates across BC.

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Packed Vancouver All Candidates Meeting Focuses On Affordability and Accessibility

Affordable space for artists was the hot topic at the jam-packed Vancouver All Candidates Meeting for Arts and Culture. Candidates also broached accessibility, equity and ways politicians can advocate for culture.

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Americans for the Arts Launches New Web Tool to Gauge Social Impact of Arts

US-based organization Americans for the Arts has released The Arts + Social Impact Explorer, an online tool that draws together more than 1,000 data points on how the arts integrate into—and impact—26 different sectors.

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Ask Your MPs to Support to Canadian Arts Presentation Fund

The CAPF remains under-funded and over-subscribed, affecting our entire touring and presenting ecosystem. Ask your MPs to increase the Fund today!

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"I Was Proud to Be a British Columbian": BC Alliance ED Brenda Leadlay Reports Back from Arts Day on the Hill 2018

This year, more than 95 representatives from the cultural sector across Canada met in Ottawa to represent 13,000 individual artists and 4,000 arts and culture organizations. Our executive director, Brenda Leadlay, was among the crowd.

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Mayoral Candidates Agree: Arts and Culture Can Unleash Vancouver's Potential

Mayoral Candidates Agree: Arts and Culture Can Unleash Vancouver's Potential

Mayoral candidates held forth on arts and culture at the October 2 Mayors’ Candidate Forum in Vancouver, hosted by the DVBIA.

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BC Alliance Featured in The Philanthropist

BC Alliance Featured in The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist has published an article highlighting four case studies on the importance of networks for non-profit organizations, featuring the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

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Make Your Voice Heard! Send a Letter to Your Candidates

 Make Your Voice Heard! Send a Letter to Your Candidates

With ArtsVote BC, send auto-generated letters to your candidates letting them know that arts and culture are vital to you and your community.

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Follow Our Lead: Tell BC Government To Keep Promise to Double Arts Budget

Every person in BC has the opportunity to ask the government to make arts, culture and heritage a priority in its next budget. Here’s the link.

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City of Kelowna Seeks Input for Second Phase of Cultural Plan

The City of Kelowna is seeking input for its second phase of Cultural Plan engagement. Fill out the survey until December 31.

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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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