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

BC Alliance Co-Presents "Exploring Diversity" Panel on Culture, Ethnicity and Identity

BC Alliance Co-Presents "Exploring Diversity" Panel on Culture, Ethnicity and Identity

Join us on October 22 at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford as five panelists navigate through a conversation of arts as an all-encompassing field of work that can shed light on experiences of diversity.

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CHRC Requests Proposals to Develop Harassment Reporting Mechanism

CHRC Requests Proposals to Develop Harassment Reporting Mechanism

The Cultural Human Resources Council is soliciting expressions of interest from qualified consultants in developing a reporting mechanism for harassment in arts workplaces in Canada. Submit your proposal by August 21.

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BC Arts Council Seeks Equity Consultant

BC Arts Council Seeks Equity Consultant

The BC Arts Council has posted a Request for Proposals for contracting with an Equity Consultant to support the implementation of New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council, specifically focused on the strategic direction of Equity, Diversity, and Access. The deadline for responses is July 22.

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Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Seeks Signatories for Performing Arts Code of Conduct

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Seeks Signatories for Performing Arts Code of Conduct

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts has issued a Canadian Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts, a series of guidelines to create “safer, more inclusive, respectful workplaces where artists can thrive, free from all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence.”

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New Resource Helps Arts & Culture Orgs Working With Gender Diverse Artists

New Resource Helps Arts & Culture Orgs Working With Gender Diverse Artists

Australian artists Spence Messih and Archie Barry have compiled a free resource titled Clear Expectations, to help arts and culture organizations better understand best practices around working with trans, non-binary, and gender diverse artists.

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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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Advocacy Update from Nelson: Civic Theatre ED Stresses the Need for Equitable Communities

Eleanor Stacey of The Civic Theatre recently penned a letter to the BC Arts Council expressing support for a robust approach to equity, diversity and inclusion. Click through to see what our colleagues around the province are doing to advocate for equity in the arts.

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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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CHRC Releases Training Video on Workplace Harassment

CHRC Releases Training Video on Workplace Harassment

The Cultural Human Resources Council has released a training video on workplace harassment in the arts for employers, including Boards of Directors of not-for-profit organizations.

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CHRC Releases Quick Reference Guides for Harassment

CHRC Releases Quick Reference Guides for Harassment

The Cultural Human Resources Council has released 13 Quick Reference Guides to assist cultural organizations with implementing and sustaining compliance with harassment legislation by province and territory.

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House of Commons Releases Report On Gender Parity in Arts Organizations

A new report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage sheds light on issues around gender parity in arts and culture organizations.

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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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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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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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CHRC Offers Update On Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

CHRC Offers Update On Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

The Cultural Human Resources Council recently offered an update on its Respectful Workplaces in the Arts initiative, which seeks to address and prevent harassment in the performing, visual and literary arts.

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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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BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces

BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces

The $175,000 fund will be used to deliver respectful work-culture training for the board and leadership levels of creative industry associations and regional film commissions.

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