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

Actsafe Safety Association Appointments New Executive Director

Actsafe Safety Association Appointments New Executive Director

Manu (Manobhiram) Nellutla will be the new executive director of Actsafe. He starts March 11.

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CHRC Issues Call for Proposals for Sector Trainers on Harassment

CHRC Issues Call for Proposals for Sector Trainers on Harassment

Cultural Human Resources Council and the Coordinating Committee of Respectful Workplaces in the Arts are seeking proposals from individuals interested in delivering training sessions on workplace harassment in the arts. Send in your application by February 22.

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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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Respectful Workplace Fund Now Open for Applications

Respectful Workplace Fund Now Open for Applications

Creative BC has announced the opening of the Respectful Workplace, Diversity and Gender Parity Fund. The new $175,000 fund will support projects that create and maintain fair, inclusive and safe work environments in the creative industries.

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Canadian Creative Industry Groups Release Code of Conduct Addressing Harassment

Canadian Creative Industry Groups Release Code of Conduct Addressing Harassment

25 Canadian creative industry groups have signed a Code of Conduct pledging "an industry free of harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence."

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Federal Government Releases 2018 Budget

Federal Government Releases 2018 Budget

The 2018 federal budget, released February 27, includes support of Indigenous heritage and investment in Canadian content.

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How Does BC’s Culture Economy Compare to the Rest of Canada? Annual Report Sheds Light

The Culture Satellite Account has released the Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators report, which measures the provincial economic importance of culture and sport, for 2016.

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Minister Joly Presents Three Main Pillars of Creative Canada

Minister Joly Presents Three Main Pillars of Creative Canada

The priorities include increased funding to the Canada Media Fund, review of the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act, and a five-year, $125 million investment in creative industries.

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Creative BC Requests Expressions of Interest for Creative Industries Trade Mission to China

Creative BC Requests Expressions of Interest for Creative Industries Trade Mission to China

Creative BC is requesting quick email expressions of interest around Canada’s first creative industries trade mission to China in the spring of 2018. Submissions are due November 13.

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Upcoming Conference: Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2018

Upcoming Conference: Actsafe Event Safety Conference 2018

The second Actsafe Event Safety Conference will take place February 21-23, 2018, in Burnaby.

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Upcoming Global Affairs Canada Info Session: Artists and Arts Organizations Working Abroad

On July 13 in Vancouver, join officials from Global Affairs Canada and numerous other federal and provincial departments to discuss new opportunities for Canadian artists and arts organizations interested in working abroad.

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Jon Washburn Steps Down as Vancouver Chamber Choir Artistic and Executive Director

Washburn will transition to the roles of conductor emeritus and principal guest conductor at the end of the 2018-19 season, his 48th.

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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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Save the Date! Alliance's Annual Conference, REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity

Save the Date! Alliance's Annual Conference, REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity

Save the date! The annual conference of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture will be held Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Orpheum Annex and VSO School of Music's Pyatt Hall in Vancouver. This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Ben Cameron, a passionate and articulate arts advocate who has been working in the cultural sector for over 35 years.

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Federal Budget 2017 Promises More Funding for Arts and Culture

Federal Budget 2017 Promises More Funding for Arts and Culture

The Government of Canada released the federal budget for 2017 on Wednesday, March 22. The budget promises $1.8 billion for cultural and recreational infrastructure over 10 years starting in 2018–19, on top of the $1.9 billion over five years allocated in the 2016 budget.

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Province of B.C. Announces Funding for Northern FanCon "Creative Corner"

Province of B.C. Announces Funding for Northern FanCon "Creative Corner"

$20,000 in funding was announced today for the "Creative Corner" at Northern FanCon. The Creative Corner will present residents of Northern BC with an opportunity to explore the many careers available within the film industry.

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Register for BC Book Day March 8

Association of Book Publishers of BC members are invited to register for their tables now.

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BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Announces Call for Nominations

The 2017 call for nominations to the BCEHOF runs through March 15, 2017. 

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Five BC Arts Orgs Receive International Presence Funding From Provincial Government

The grants, totaling $250,000, aim to increase international awareness of and exposure to BC artists, culture, creativity and innovation.

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PAARC Launches Letter Writing Campaign to Request Increased Arts and Culture Funding

The Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres has launched a letter-writing campaign urging artists, cultural workers and supporters of the creative sector to write to elected officials and public servants to request a funding increase in the 2017 provincial budget. Send a letter by December 20!

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