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

Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

The voting period for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform has been extended by a week. Mail your vote in, and make your voice heard!

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Federal Government Announces New Social Finance Fund in Fiscal Update

In the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2018, it announced that it would create “a Social Finance Fund that gives charitable, non-profit and social purpose organizations access to new financing, and connects them with non-government investors.”

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Vancouver City Council Approves 2018 Cultural Grants

Vancouver City Council Approves 2018 Cultural Grants

On November 13, Vancouver City Council approved over $700,000 to boost cultural organizations across Vancouver.

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A Message from Gillian Wood

The former BC Arts Council executive director plans “to discover new ways to give back to our artists and practitioners, especially after the years of inspiration and passion you have given to me.”

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BC Arts Council Announces Organizational Changes

BC Arts Council Announces Organizational Changes

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has announced that Kim Reid will step in as interim executive director of the BC Arts Council, replacing Gillian Wood, who has served as executive director of the BCAC since 2009.

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Voters Approve Vernon Cultural Centre Funding in Referendum

While candidates across the province were elected to office on October 20, Vernon saw another development: the passing of a referendum to borrow $25 million for a new cultural facility in downtown Vernon.

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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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Trudeau: No NAFTA Without Cultural Exemption

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will not sign a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement that doesn't protect Canada's cultural sectors.

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Vancouver International Jazz Festival Co-Founder Ken Pickering Dies at 66

The BC Alliance offers its sincere condolences on the passing of Ken Pickering, the co-founder and artistic director emeritus of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, who died of throat cancer on August 10.

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CHRC to Issue Updated Cultural Labour Force Statistics

CHRC to Issue Updated Cultural Labour Force Statistics

The Cultural Human Resources Council has announced that it will receive financial support from Employment and Skills Development Canada to undertake a second Labour Market Information Study of the Cultural Labour Force, updating the one it spearheaded in 2010.

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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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Vancouver to Build First Centre for Music

The City of Vancouver has approved the redevelopment plans for the Plaza of Nations, which includes a large music presentation centre in a high-visibility area of the development.

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Pablo Rodriguez Appointed New Minister of Canadian Heritage in Trudeau Cabinet Shuffle

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, who served in the role from 2015-2018, has been newly appointed as Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.

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Granville Island Arts Orgs Announce New Theatre District

The Granville Island Theatre District, helmed by Boca del Lupo and Carousel Theatre for Young People alongside CMHC-Granville Island, will steward performing arts programming at Performance Works, Festival House and the Waterfront Theatre.

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Scotland Plans to Make Culture Central to Policy-Making

Scotland has introduced a new cultural strategy that holds culture as essential to Scotland's social and economic prosperity, and emphasizes the creative potential of every individual.

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Children's Titles Acquired in Aftermath of Sono Nis Fire

Unpublished children’s books left in limbo by the 2016 fire at Sono Nis Press, one of Canada’s oldest small publishing companies, have been acquired by Crwth Press.

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City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

The City has also approved four recommendations to support a wide variety of small to large-scale outdoor events.

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BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access

BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access

On July 4, the BC Arts Council launched “New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council 2018-2022,” which includes objectives around increasing and expanding investment in regional and Indigenous arts.

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Remembering Perry the Poster Man

The BC Alliance takes a moment to recognize the life and work of Perry Giguere (1950-2018), better known as Perry the Poster Man, an invaluable community member and a dear friend.

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Emily Carr University Announces New President

Emily Carr University Announces New President

The board of governors of Emily Carr University of Art + Design has named Dr. Gillian Siddall as the University’s next president and vice-chancellor. 

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