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

Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Want to help advocate for the arts at a national level? The Canadian Arts Coalition is recruiting new members to the six working groups of its Research and Policy Committee.

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West Vancouver Seeks Volunteers for Two New Arts Committees

The District of West Vancouver is currently looking for volunteers to serve on its Arts & Culture and Arts Facility Advisory Committees. Apply by September 7.

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Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

In preparation for the provincial election on May 9, we've re-launched our ArtsVoteBC website to provide a range of resources for voters and candidates. The updated site will keep you informed, help keep arts and culture on the election agenda, and enable you to advocate for increased investment in our sector.

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New SpaceFinder BC Resources on the Alliance Website

We’re three months into 2017, and SpaceFinder BC is continuing to grow as the province’s go-to space network for the creative sector! To help support this growing community, your BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is sharing a host of new SpaceFinder resources, now available on the Resources section of our website.

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Upcoming Alliance Workshops on Managing Human Resources

Our latest suite of professional development offerings are geared those who manage HR within your organization. Sessions include: Best Practices in HR, Labour Relations, and Harassment & Bullying. Discounted rates apply when registering for multiple sessions! 

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Welcome to Our Newest Alliance Members!

We're pleased to welcome a batch of new members from across the province! Members join a diverse community that connects across disciplines to build a stronger arts, culture, and heritage sector in British Columbia. 

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First Peoples' Cultural Council Seeks Applicants for Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee members are volunteers who are members of BC First Nations and act as a bridge between First Nations communities and FPCC by bringing ideas, advice and issues to the attention of the Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is March 31.

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Applications Open for National Arts Centre Board of Trustees

Applications for part-time positions are open until February 5, 2017.

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In Memory of the Recent Passing of Three Arts Leaders

The Alliance pays tribute to Heather Hannaford, Catherine Montgomery, and Ann Picking, arts leaders who have passed away in the recent weeks.

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Registration Open For ArtStarts Showcase 2017

Educators, administrators and community presenters interested in booking performances for young people are invited to attend the annual ArtStarts Showcase, taking place March 6-7, 2017 in Vancouver.

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Nominations Open For 2017 Okanagan Arts Awards

Recognize the top creative talent in the Central Okanagan by submitting a nomination by January 20 for the 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards.

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New Program Details & Last Chance For Early Bird Registration For Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Rick Antonsen, author and former CEO of Tourism Vancouver, will be the keynote speaker for the February 20 conference. Register by December 11 to take advantage of early bird rates.

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Alliance Benefits Plan Representative Change

After more than fifteen years as the Alliance's insurance representative, our beloved Donna Peerless will be retiring in 2017 and will pass the reins to our new insurance advisor, Saskia Vermeulen.

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Alliance Professional Development Planning Survey

We're seeking input from the arts, culture and heritage sector as we plan our 2017 professional development programs. Please take a few moments to complete our online survey!

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Alliance Workshop Registration Open for The New Societies Act: Making the Transition

Building on the basic framework of the The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know, this session will demonstrate the mechanics of the transition and will address the key bylaw changes that may be required by societies under the new Societies Act. Workshop attendees will also be introduced to the new BC Registries and Online Services website.

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Your Invitation to a New Westminster Cultural Roundtable on Performing Arts

Members of the public are invited to join a community conversation on November 27 focused on issues concerning New Westminster's performing arts scene. 

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Call to Action for the 2017 Provincial Election

We need your input! The Alliance is taking a leadership role to develop and organize an inclusive and equitable Arts Advocacy Strategy for the upcoming election. Please RSVP to join us at a meeting to discuss a strategy on December 6 at The Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver. The session will be webcast for those unable to attend in person. 

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Early Bird Registration Open For Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Actsafe invites those who provide support to the event industry to register to attend its inaugural Event Safety Conference in February.

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City of Vancouver Approves $550,000 Civic Theatre Space Subsidy

Vancouver arts organizations and non-profit community groups will continue to have access to subsidies on short-term rentals at venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza and the Orpheum Annex thanks to the approval of the Vancouver Civic Theatres' Underutilized Spaces Grant for another three years. 

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November Workshop On The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know

Due to high demand, we're running another workshop session with Martha Rans of Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society on the New Societies Act on November 9. Register now!

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