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

First Nations Education Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Language Revitalization Pole

First Nations Education Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Language Revitalization Pole

The First Nations Education Foundation is calling for donors and sponsors for the Language Revitalization Pole, which is being carved in Port Alberni to amplify the need to save Indigenous languages before all the remaining fluent Elders pass on.

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Sign This Petition to Support the Indigenous Theatre Program at the National Arts Centre

As the NAC indigenous Theatre announces its inaugural season, take the time to sign a petition circulated by the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance emphasizing the importance of Indigenous voices and stories.

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Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium to Take Place in Prince George

Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium to Take Place in Prince George

The Northern Indigenous Artists’ Collective has announced plans for the first annual Northern BC Indigenous Arts Symposium, to be held on April 27 in Prince George.

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The BC Alliance is Looking for an Indigenous Curator!

 The BC Alliance is Looking for an Indigenous Curator!

The BC Alliance is seeking applications for an Indigenous curator to develop and deliver the content of our annual conference in the fall of 2019. Apply by March 31!

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Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

 Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

In the coming weeks, we’re excited to offer sessions on tax preparation, succession planning, Gaming grant applications, and reconciliation through Indigenous art! Click through for more information.

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Archives Association of British Columbia Offering Free Workshops for Indigenous Communities

Archives Association of British Columbia Offering Free Workshops for Indigenous Communities

The AABC is working with Indigenous organizations, Indigenous communities and cultural-memory keepers to organize six free regional training clinics in 2019 aimed at building archival management capacity in Indigenous communities.

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Applications Open for Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Grants

Grant applications are now open for BC arts and cultural submissions designed to bring healing to people and communities in response to environmental, social and economic hardships. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

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Upcoming Panel: "Diversity and Decolonization"

Upcoming Panel: "Diversity and Decolonization"

Visceral Visions hosts this panel discussion featuring six speakers, including BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay, on November 28 at the Museum of Vancouver.

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Upcoming Event: "Truth and Reconciliation Through the Arts"

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning and the VSO School of Music have partnered for a free event called “Truth and Reconciliation Through the Arts” on November 22 in Vancouver. Click through to see what to expect, and how you can participate!

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Upcoming Indigenous Storytelling and Screenwriting Seminars in Thompson-Okanagan

Women in Film and Television Vancouver has announced two upcoming Indigenous Storytelling and Screenwriting Seminars to take place in Kamloops on October 27 and Enderby on October 28.

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First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

The FPCC offers five grant categories for BC Indigenous artists and organizations with funding from $10,000-$30,000. The deadline is October 31.

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Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art Appoints New Director and CEO

Allison Andrachuk, recently of Tides Canada and the Contemporary Art Gallery, steps up to fill the positions.

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Royal BC Museum Awards Grants to 21 Indigenous Communities for Repatriation Projects

The successful applicants will use the grants to support a host of repatriation activities, ranging from establishing planning committees to facilitating the return of ancestral remains to home communities.

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Call For Cultural Leaders from Indigenous, Racialized or Minority Language Communities

The Cultural Human Resource Council is calling for 20 participants for its Talent to Lead program, which prepares Canadian cultural managers for positions of greater responsibility and leadership.

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"A Labour of True Collaboration": BC Alliance's Brenda Leadlay Reflects on Transformation, Decolonization and Connections Without Restriction

As we reflect on the lessons learned and relationships forged at Unrestricted, our joint conference with the GVPTA, we asked our executive director, Brenda Leadlay, for some of her takeaways from two days of connections and collaborations.

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Prince George Artists Announce Formation of New Indigenous Arts Organization

Prince George Artists Announce Formation of New Indigenous Arts Organization

The Northern Indigenous Artists’ Collective aims to become first non-governmental Indigenous arts council in British Columbia.

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Key Leaders Leave Two Metro Vancouver Arts Orgs

As Richmond’s Gateway Theatre announces the departure of artistic director Jovanni Sy in February of next year, Alexandra Montgomery steps down in June as director and CEO of the Vancouver-based Bill Reid Gallery.

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Applications Open for Royal BC Museum Repatriation Grants

Repatriation Grants assist BC First Nations in consultation, documentation and repatriation of First Nations cultural items, ancestral remains and burial items as well as intangible cultural heritage from global museums. The deadline to apply is May 31.

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SOCAN Foundation Launches Indigenous Songwriter Award

SOCAN Foundation Launches Indigenous Songwriter Award

The winner of the TD Indigenous Songwriter Award receives a prize of $10,000 and will attend the Indigenous Music Awards gala in Winnipeg on May 18, 2018.

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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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