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

Province Seeks Proposals to Manage Victoria's Historic Point Ellice House

Province Seeks Proposals to Manage Victoria's Historic Point Ellice House

Organizations, including not-for-profits, are invited to submit their proposals to occupy and manage historic Point Ellice House in Victoria by October 1.

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New Petition Urges Federal Government to Fund Historic Places in 2019 Budget

New Petition Urges Federal Government to Fund Historic Places in 2019 Budget

Heritage advocates, make your voices heard! Sign this petition calling on the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to ensure substantial funding for historic places in Federal Budget 2019.

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Apply for the Canadian Heritage Legacy Fund

Apply for the Canadian Heritage Legacy Fund

The fund provides funding for community-initiated capital projects that engage citizens and raise awareness of local arts and heritage. Recipients may receive up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $500,000.

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Nominations Open for Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming

Nominations Open for Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming

Nominations are open until July 15 for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming, which recognizes projects or initiatives that encourage a greater public interest in the past.

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Canadian Heritage Releases 2017 Report on Heritage Institutions

The Department of Canadian Heritage has announced the release of the 2017 report on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions (GCSHI). Click through for highlighted data on the Canadian heritage sector.

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Heritage BC Announces 2018 Heritage Award Winners

The award recipients will be recognized at the annual conference dinner to be held on Friday, May 11.

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Penticton City Council Restores Standing Heritage and Museum Committee

Penticton City Council Restores Standing Heritage and Museum Committee

The committee had been reduced to ad hoc status in May, and was only convened for special tasks.

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City of Vancouver Approves 2018 Budget

City of Vancouver Approves 2018 Budget

On December 13, the City of Vancouver approved its 2018 budget, including an increase of $580,000 to arts and culture funding. The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, in partnership with Arts and Culture Policy Council, previously sent a letter in support of the increased investment, signed by nearly 200 members of Vancouver's arts and culture community.

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Columbia Basin Trust Increases Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding

Columbia Basin Trust is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage with $11.6 million over three years, through arts and culture venue grants and a number of heritage initiatives.

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Upcoming Webinar: Perceptions, Principles and Practices of Heritage Real Estate

Upcoming Webinar: Perceptions, Principles and Practices of Heritage Real Estate

On December 1 at 12:00 noon, Heritage BC will present a new webinar exploring the perceptions, principles and practices of real estate as related to heritage properties

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In Case One Day Isn't Enough to Contain Your Museum Love: It's BC Museums Week

BC Museums Week, which runs May 14-21, 2017, celebrates the contributions of museums, galleries, historic sites, and other related heritage organizations to BC’s communities and economy.

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Let's Make Some Noise: Join the Alliance to Create Arts Day at The Legislature, Says BC Museums Association

A special advocacy issue of BC Museums Association's quarterly magazine, Roundup, includes a piece by Jill Baird, which encourages the museum community to rally behind key initiatives of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

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New Chinese History Museum Opens in Lytton

The museum, which opens May 13, "will bring recognition to the early Chinese influence in Lytton and the Fraser and Thompson Canyons, and will create a greater awareness of the historic links between the Chinese community, the First Nations community and other local residents."

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2017 Vancouver Heritage Award Winners Announced

The winners were revealed April 24 at a ceremony in Vancouver.

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B.C. Cultural Associations Form GLAM Partnership: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

B.C. Cultural Associations Form GLAM Partnership: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Three B.C. cultural associations have announced the formation of a formal partnership uniting the province’s GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums). The three groups have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining the organizations’ commitment to share expertise, embark on collaborative research projects, explore public outreach opportunities and identify joint funding ventures to strengthen the sector. 

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HERITAGE: Imagining Futures Conference Update

HERITAGE: Imagining Futures Conference Update

Heritage BC has booked the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria for their upcoming conference, HERITAGE: Imagining Futures, from May 4 to 6.

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Registration is Open for HERITAGE: Imagining Futures

Heritage BC has opened registration for its 2017 conference, HERITAGE: Imagining Futures, to take place in Victoria May 4-6, 2017.

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City of Vancouver Opens Public Nominations for Vancouver Heritage Awards

The public can nominate online for the People's Choice Heritage Award until March 18.

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Surrey Cultural Buildings Benefit from Infrastructure Funding

The federal government has earmarked $627,269 in infrastructure funding for Surrey's cultural buildings, courtesy of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as well as $195,000 in celebration of Canada 150.

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2017 Heritage BC Award Winners Announced

Heritage BC has announced the winners of its annual Heritage BC Awards, who will be honoured at a gala in Vancouver on February 15.

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