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

New Arts Research Monitor Gauges Situation of Artists

The latest Hill Strategies communication focuses on the situation of artists in Canada and abroad, including statistical profiles of artists in Canada and the United States, an international literature review on research methods used to study artists’ careers, and an English survey of visual artists.

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Deaf-Led ASL Opera to Be Presented at Queer Arts Festival

Jesse: An ASL Opera will be presented as a workshop reading on June 24, followed by a group feedback session.

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Artists: Be a Part of the Vancouver Hub for BC Culture Days

Culture Days at CBC Vancouver will host free arts and cultural activities by self-producing artists and arts groups in a celebration of local arts, culture and heritage. Apply by June 15 to join this celebration of culture!

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Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative Spark Grant by April 23

Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative Spark Grant by April 23

Emerging artists across all disciplines living in the City of Vancouver who have an interest in building their careers and working with young people in an arts-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Vancouver by April 23.

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Upcoming Artists' Legal Outreach Events Focus on Public Art

Upcoming Artists' Legal Outreach Events Focus on Public Art

Artists’ Legal Outreach is co-hosting a pair of Vancouver events focusing on public art on April 11 and 12, including a moderated panel on ownership and a discussion on public art contracts.

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BC Culture Days and C*SARN Seek Senior Artists for Mentorship Program

BC Culture Days and C*SARN Seek Senior Artists for Mentorship Program

Senior artists in BC with a minimum of 20 years of professional experience are invited to apply by June 1 to mentor BC Culture Days ambassadors.

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BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

You have until March 31 to nominate individuals who have shaped BC’s entertainment landscape.

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City of Vancouver Issues Call for Murals and Digital Printed Artwork

City of Vancouver Issues Call for Murals and Digital Printed Artwork

Three artist calls aim to celebrate the creativity of Vancouver’s rich and varied cultural communities, including Chinatown, the Black Canadian community, and the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and urban Indigenous communities. The deadline to apply is March 20.

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Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

 Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

In the coming weeks, we’re excited to offer sessions on tax preparation, succession planning, Gaming grant applications, and reconciliation through Indigenous art! Click through for more information.

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A Message from Gillian Wood

The former BC Arts Council executive director plans “to discover new ways to give back to our artists and practitioners, especially after the years of inspiration and passion you have given to me.”

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Sunshine Coast Arts Council Presents 2018 Awards

Sunshine Coast Arts Council Presents 2018 Awards

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council presented its 2018 awards in Sechelt on October 25, honouring local artists and recognizing community leadership in the arts.

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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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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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Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Audain Prize and VIVA Awards

Among the four recipients, Susan Point has been awarded the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, while Hannah Jickling, Helen Reed and Charlene Vickers receive VIVA Awards.

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Prince George Artists Announce Formation of New Indigenous Arts Organization

Prince George Artists Announce Formation of New Indigenous Arts Organization

The Northern Indigenous Artists’ Collective aims to become first non-governmental Indigenous arts council in British Columbia.

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City of Richmond Seeks Input on Arts Strategy

City of Richmond Seeks Input on Arts Strategy

The City of Richmond is seeking public input for an updated Richmond Arts Strategy and Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment.

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Yo-Yo Ma on The Place of Culture in a Fractured World

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma has penned an editorial for the World Economic Forum laying out the importance of arts and culture in a world where strong survival mechanisms have become increasingly necessary.

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"Art Is Our Weapon": The Canadian Arts Community Reacts to Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Recent instances of sexual harassment in the arts and culture community have seen a swift and powerful response from across Canada.

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Comox Valley Arts Accepting Registrations for 2018 Central Island Arts Guide

Comox Valley Arts is accepting artist registrations for its new Central Island Arts Guide, which offers visitors and residents a directory of artists, performers and creators in the community.

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Chris Gatchalian Steps Down As frank theatre company Artistic Producer

Chris Gatchalian Steps Down As frank theatre company Artistic Producer

the frank theatre company announced November 27 that Chris Gatchalian will step down as artistic producer, effective December 15. the frank will continue under new leadership, set to be announced in the coming weeks.

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