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

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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ArtsProfessional Launches Survey on Sexual Harassment in the Arts

The survey emerges as artists and arts organizations pledge to stop sexual abuse in the arts.

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Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles Dies at 74

Wilhelm-Boyles, who died August 1, was a national figure in music and dance, and a former executive director of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

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Vancouver Writer Jim Wong-Chu Dies

Wong-Chu, a Vancouver-based author and a leader in the Asian-Canadian community, founded the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop and Ricepaper.

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Arts Club Theatre Company Names Ashlie Corcoran As New Artistic Director

Ashlie Corcoran, who is originally from White Rock, and is currently artistic director at Thousand Islands Playhouse in Ontario, assumes the artistic leadership role at the Arts Club in October.

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An Uninterrupted Conversation with Artist Nettie Wild

The Alliance speaks with Nettie Wild, whose public art film "Uninterrupted" sees giant salmon swimming on the vast underbelly of Vancouver's Cambie Bridge.

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"Just Give Us Good Art": Five Questions For REVOLUTION Panel Moderator Dani Fecko

We catch up with agent, producer and consultant Dani Fecko, who will moderate the panel "New Ways of Working Together: The Next Generation," at REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity. REVOLUTION, the Alliance's annual conference, takes place in Vancouver June 8.

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"New Arts Club Hire Must Prioritize Diversity," Alliance ED Brenda Leadlay Tells The Georgia Straight

Leadlay told the Straight that Arts Club hiring committee members must ensure that "they are aware of the national concern that is surrounding [...] cultural diversity in leadership positions."

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Act Now: Nominations for the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards Close May 18

Celebrate those who have made exceptional contributions to the arts in Vancouver by submitting a nomination for the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards. The deadline for nominations is noon on May 18, 2017.

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REVOLUTION Schedule At a Glance

The Alliance's annual conference REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity takes place Thursday, June 8. Here's the entire schedule at a glance. Register by noon, May 12, and benefit from our early bird registration discount. 

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Call for Artists: Ten Different Things

Call for Artists: Ten Different Things

Ten Different Things is the name of ten projects that will explore ways culture is experienced in Vancouver or provoke new visions of art and civic life. Submissions are open until May 22.

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New SpaceFinder BC Resources on the Alliance Website

We’re three months into 2017, and SpaceFinder BC is continuing to grow as the province’s go-to space network for the creative sector! To help support this growing community, your BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is sharing a host of new SpaceFinder resources, now available on the Resources section of our website.

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