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

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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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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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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A Message from Our Executive Director

Last week, NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert told Brenda Leadlay that the NDP plans to keep its election platform promises, including doubling the budget for BC Arts Council.

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Read Candidates' Survey Responses on ArtsVote BC Website Now

Read Candidates' Survey Responses on ArtsVote BC Website Now

After a month of collecting responses from the candidates for the provincial election, there are over 70 responses available to read on the Candidates' Survey page of the ArtsVote BC website.

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Alliance Hosts All Candidates Meeting for the Arts

The Alliance, in partnership with SFU's School of Contemporary Arts, hosted the All Candidates Meeting for the Arts in Vancouver on May 1. Spencer Chandra Herbert (NDP MLA, Vancouver-West End), Sam Sullivan (BC Liberal MLA, Vancouver-False Creek) and Amanda Konkin (Green candidate, Vancouver-Point Grey) participated in the event, which was moderated by arts activist Melody Ma.

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Spencer Chandra Herbert: BC NDP Will Double BC Arts Council Budget

"The arts will be a key part of our sustainable economy plan," said Chandra Herbert during a Vancouver Co-Op Radio interview, where he also promised a capital infrastructure fund for arts and culture.

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Share Your Thoughts for the #ArtsVoteBC Campaign

Share Your Thoughts for the #ArtsVoteBC Campaign

As part of the resources provided at ArtsVote BC, we've made the case for the importance of arts and culture, and the need for public and private investment in the cultural sector. Now we want to hear why arts and culture are important to you. 

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Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

In preparation for the provincial election on May 9, we've re-launched our ArtsVoteBC website to provide a range of resources for voters and candidates. The updated site will keep you informed, help keep arts and culture on the election agenda, and enable you to advocate for increased investment in our sector.

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