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

"A Labour of True Collaboration": BC Alliance's Brenda Leadlay Reflects on Transformation, Decolonization and Connections Without Restriction

As we reflect on the lessons learned and relationships forged at Unrestricted, our joint conference with the GVPTA, we asked our executive director, Brenda Leadlay, for some of her takeaways from two days of connections and collaborations.

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Time is Running Out to Register for Unrestricted

Time is Running Out to Register for Unrestricted

You’ve only got until Monday, June 11, to register for Unrestricted — sign up before it’s too late!

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Brush Up On Best Practices for Your Organization at Unrestricted

Brush Up On Best Practices for Your Organization at Unrestricted

In addition to emphasizing networking, connection and collaboration, Unrestricted (June 13-14 in Vancouver) has myriad sessions that will highlight best practices for your arts, culture or heritage organization.

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Take a Look at Some of the Breakout Sessions on Offer at Unrestricted

Take a Look at Some of the Breakout Sessions on Offer at Unrestricted

Unrestricted takes place June 13-14 in Vancouver. In addition to feature panels on collaboration, the future of arts funding, sexual harassment, and diversity, delegates can choose between a variety of breakout sessions over the two-day conference, allowing you to customize your Unrestricted experience.

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BC Alliance and Bridge Society to Hold 2018 AGMs

BC Alliance and Bridge Society to Hold 2018 AGMs

The Annual General Meetings of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and the Society to Bridge Arts and Community will take place Thursday, June 14 at 12:00 p.m. in Vancouver.

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Professor Monica Gattinger Presents a Discussion on the Future of Arts Funding at Unrestricted

Professor Monica Gattinger Presents a Discussion on the Future of Arts Funding at Unrestricted

We're excited to announce that Monica Gattinger (Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa) will host a panel discussion on “The Past, Present and Future of Arts Funding in Canada” at Unrestricted, our joint conference with the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance.

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A Sneak Peek at the Line-Up for Our Upcoming Conference, Unrestricted

A Sneak Peek at the Line-Up for Our Upcoming Conference, Unrestricted

As we look forward to Unrestricted, our joint conference with the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, we're excited to share with you some of the great minds in arts, culture, heritage and beyond who will be contributing to our discussions June 13-14 in Vancouver.

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Early Bird Registration Opens for Unrestricted

Early Bird Registration Opens for Unrestricted

Early bird registration is open for Unrestricted, the BC Alliance's annual conference, held this year in collaboration with the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. Unrestricted takes place June 13-14 in Vancouver.

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An Exciting Digital Announcement from the BC Alliance

We're thrilled to announce that we've received a $235,000 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Fund, for our project, "DIGITAL LADDERS: Nurturing Digital Literacy & Expression in BC's Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector." 

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The BC Alliance Has Partnered with Grant Advance to Make Getting Grants Easier

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture has partnered with Grant Advance to offer free licenses to ten selected BC Alliance members who are small organizations. We're also offering members a group discount for Grant Advance plans. Lastly, join us May 2 for a free info session on foundation funding.

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Youth Engagement Panel Wrap-Up: Youth Are the Future — Count Them In Now

Youth Engagement Panel Wrap-Up: Youth Are the Future — Count Them In Now

On March 8, the BC Alliance hosted a panel on best practices around meaningfully engaging youth in the arts. Here are some of the highlights.

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Celebrate or Demonstrate, February 21

Celebrate or Demonstrate, February 21

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and SFU Woodward's request your presence at a meeting from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on February 21 at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, to help us formulate a timely response to the provincial budget allocation for BC’s creative sector.

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Six Takeaways From the Art At Work and LLME Conferences

The two conferences, which took place January 27 and 29, delivered lots to think about and put into practice — especially around creating community and collaboration.  

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Upcoming Panel and Networking Event: "Meaningfully Engaging Young People in the Arts"

The BC Alliance is proud to present "Meaningfully Engaging Young People in the Arts," a free panel discussion and networking event to take place in Vancouver on March 8.

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Introducing Our Winter 2018 Workshop Series

Introducing Our Winter 2018 Workshop Series

Check out our Winter 2018 Workshops and Info Sessions, which include programming on digital marketing, digital records management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and a free information session on grant writing.

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How To Say Thank You In Sign Language

Last month, the BC Alliance was fortunate to have a student intern work with us. Min Yuan is a graphic designer who attends Vancouver Community College.

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Make Your Voice Heard: Support City of Vancouver Draft Budget 2018

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture encourages the arts, culture and heritage community in the City of Vancouver to sign a letter expressing support for draft budget 2018, and its recommended increase of $580,000 to the budget of City of Vancouver Cultural Services.

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BC Alliance's New Salary Disclosure Policy Highlighted by CBC

BC Alliance's New Salary Disclosure Policy Highlighted by CBC

The new policy, whereby employers will be required to list a salary range or hourly rate in their Jobs Board postings, will be implemented effective December 1.

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Arts & Culture Information at Your Fingertips: Check Out Our New and Improved Research and Resources Pages!

Arts & Culture Information at Your Fingertips: Check Out Our New and Improved Research and Resources Pages!

We've overhauled our Research and Resources pages to give you an easier and more comprehensive experience finding the arts, culture and heritage information and resources you need.

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Introducing BC ArtsPost, the BC Alliance's New Publicity Service

Introducing BC ArtsPost, the BC Alliance's New Publicity Service

BC ArtsPost is the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture's new publicity service. We build and circulate your press release to provincial media contacts, as well as print and digital media outlets in your region of British Columbia. We'll also advertise your event via our social media channels, including Twitter and Facebook.

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