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

Applications Now Open for Made in BC Main Stage Pitch & Showcase

Applications are open for the Made in BC Main Stage Pitch & Showcase, a one-day event in January 19 offering opportunities for BC-based dance and performance artists to connect with presenters. The deadline for applications is September 7.

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Applications Open for Pacific Contact 2019

Applications Open for Pacific Contact 2019

Pacific Contact, which takes place over four days from April 4-7 in Burnaby, is the BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for the performing arts. The deadline to apply is Saturday, June 30.

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New Data Indicates Attendance at Canadian Performing Arts Facilities Has Dropped

While overall arts attendance in Canada is strong, reported attendance at performing arts facilities has dropped from 71% of the population to 60% since 2012. 

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Made in BC Announces Jane D. Gabriels as New Executive Director

Gabriels, who takes the reins of the provincial dance non-profit, has served non-profit arts organizations for nearly 20 years.

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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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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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Ballet BC Announces New Executive Director

Ballet BC Announces New Executive Director

Ballet BC is welcoming John Clark as their new Executive Director. Clark has an extensive history of working in the arts and non-profit sectors. 

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Boca Del Lupo Announces Space Residency Program

Boca del Lupo has announced a call for submissions for their Space Residency Program, which provides successful applicants with up to two weeks of free performance and rehearsal space on Granville Island in Vancouver. The deadline for applications is March 1.

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Registration Open: DTRC Presents on the MOVE 2017

Dancer Transition Resource Centre's dynamic career planning and networking conference for dancers entering professional careers takes place February 24 in Vancouver. 

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Registration Open for 'Leading From Beside' Community-Engaged Dance Symposium and Exhibition

This September, Made in BC and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation present State of the Practice: Leading from Beside, a two-day celebration of current, community-engaged dance, including an exhibition, panel discussions, movement workshops, and dialogue circles.

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Dance Scholarship Opportunity

Dancers emerging into the professional community who have recently completed technical training may apply for a training scholarship with Vancouver-based contemporary dance company EDAM.

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Survey of Professional Dancers in Canada

Hill Strategies Research is conducting a survey for the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) to better understand the working situation, career and transition needs of dancers across the country. Professional dancers are invited to complete the survey before June 30 

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Karen Jamieson Receives Isadora Award for Excellence in Dance

Vancouver choreographer Karen Jamieson has been named the recipient of this year’s Isadora Award for Excellence in Dance.

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Attention Dancers! Registration Open For 2016 on the MOVE Conference

Young dancers are invited to attend a free event in Vancouver on February 25 to help kickstart their careers.

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Survey on the Social Impact of Dance

Dance organizations across the country, at every level of practice and in any dance form, are invited to participate in a survey to provide insight into the way dance impacts Canadians.

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Fundraising Campaign Launched For Injured Dancer Lucila Munaretto

Friends of Argentina-born ballerina Lucila Munaretto have launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist in her recovery following a rollerblading accident.

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Hill Strategies Research on Dance / Arts Participation and Engagement

The latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor includes summaries of a major Canadian report on active participation in dance, American reports on arts participation and local arts vibrancy, and a report from the United Kingdom on arts participation.

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Yes I Dance Survey Results Released

Results are in from a nation-wide online survey designed to gain a better understanding of who dances in Canada, where they dance, and why. 

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Applications Now Accepted For 2015 Chrystal Dance Prize

Dance Victoria’s 2015 Chrystal Dance Prize will award $27,000 to an emerging and/or mature, independent dance artist.

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"On the Move" Professional Development Event for Emerging Dance Artists

Get the edge on your professional dance career by signing up for a free professional development event for graduating students and emerging dance artists of all genres.

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