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

Upcoming Panel: "What's in a Wall? Copyright, Street Art & The Law"

On August 7, Vancouver Mural Festival, grunt gallery and the Artists' Legal Outreach present a free conversation featuring real-life stories and examples focusing on one of the trickiest subjects known to public and aerosol artists.

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2019 Magnetic North Theatre Festival Will Take Place in Metro Vancouver, Opens for Submissions

2019 Magnetic North Theatre Festival Will Take Place in Metro Vancouver, Opens for Submissions

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival will return after a two-year hiatus from presenting work, taking place June 6–16, 2019 in the Vancouver area. The deadline for submissions is September 1.

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A Sneak Peek at the Line-Up for Our Upcoming Conference, Unrestricted

A Sneak Peek at the Line-Up for Our Upcoming Conference, Unrestricted

As we look forward to Unrestricted, our joint conference with the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, we're excited to share with you some of the great minds in arts, culture, heritage and beyond who will be contributing to our discussions June 13-14 in Vancouver.

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Metro Vancouver Presents Sustainability Community Breakfasts

Metro Vancouver Presents Sustainability Community Breakfasts

Metro Vancouver is hosting a series of Sustainability Community Breakfasts, for participants to discuss new ways to work together to advance arts and culture across the region. The breakfasts take place February 14 (Vancouver) and 15 (North Vancouver), March 16 (Surrey), and March 21 (Port Moody).

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Festival and Event Management Masterclass Comes to Vancouver

Festival and Event Management Masterclass Comes to Vancouver

The Festival and Event Management Masterclass is a 2 day program designed for anyone involved in creating, supporting or managing festivals and events. The class, which has been run in 20 countries worldwide, will take place in Vancouver at the BMO Theatre Centre on April 5 and 6.

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Massey Theatre to Host "Artlatch" Event

Massey Theatre to Host "Artlatch" Event

Artlatch, taking place January 18, marks the official launch of the Skookum Indigenous Arts Series, a new artistic partnership between Savage Society and Massey Theatre Society.

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Kelowna to Host BreakOut West 2018

The event, taking place October 2018, will include a three-night music festival of new talent from Western Canada, a four-day career development conference and international industry program, awards programs honouring the best of Western Canada’s musicians and industry.

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Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture to Host 2nd Outdoor Public Gathering in Vancouver

The event takes place December 3 to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Upcoming Event: Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation

Upcoming Event: Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is proud to co-present an upcoming event, Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation. This presentation by Irwin Oostindie takes place October 26 in Vancouver.

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The 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards In Photos

In case you couldn't make it out to the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards, here are some photos from the public ceremony at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on October 11.

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Upcoming Event: Conversations About Copyright and Creativity

Upcoming Event: Conversations About Copyright and Creativity

The discussion, which takes place October 26 in Vancouver, looks at issues around fair dealing and copyright.

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City of Coquitlam to Host First Cultural Summit

City of Coquitlam to Host First Cultural Summit

On November 4, the City of Coquitlam will host its first Cultural Summit, which seeks to build leadership and foster collaboration, communication and cooperation in arts, culture and heritage.

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RSVP for the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards and Book Award

RSVP for the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards and Book Award

You and a guest are invited to the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards and Book Award, to take place at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on October 11.

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Vancouver City Council to Hold Public Hearing Around False Creek Flats Area Plan

Vancouver City Council to Hold Public Hearing Around False Creek Flats Area Plan

Vancouver City Council will hold a public hearing around policy and by-law amendments to the False Creek Flats Area Plan on September 19 at 6:00 p.m. This hearing will be of interest to those artists who work and live in False Creek Flats, a popular area for studios and live-work space.

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Register Your Culture Days 2017 Event by September 18

Register Your Culture Days 2017 Event by September 18

The deadline to register an event for Culture Days 2017, a a cross-Canada celebration of the arts, is September 18 at 11:59 pm EDT. 

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The BC Alliance Reports Back from The Drum is Calling Festival

The BC Alliance Reports Back from The Drum is Calling Festival

The festival, an eight-day celebration of Indigenous and diverse culture that took place in Vancouver, was a smashing success that brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in a shared celebration of humanity.

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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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At VIVO, A Theft Leads to Gratitude

The BC Alliance talks with VIVO Media Arts Centre's Karen Knights about the theft that devastated VIVO, the fundraising campaign that helped them rise from the ashes, and the party that comes at the end.

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Whistler to Host BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

On September 28, Audain Art Museum presents the launch of the 8th annual BC Culture Days, a weekend of free activities designed to connect the public with culture in their communities.

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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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