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

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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To Charge or Not to Charge? That is the Question 

A recent discussion on the BC Museums Association listserv broached the question of best pricing strategies for museums and galleries to engage new audiences.

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What Makes a Digital Initiative 'Strategic'?

What Makes a Digital Initiative 'Strategic'?

Margaret Lam's article offers advice for arts orgs going digital.

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Youth Engagement Panel Wrap-Up: Youth Are the Future — Count Them In Now

Youth Engagement Panel Wrap-Up: Youth Are the Future — Count Them In Now

On March 8, the BC Alliance hosted a panel on best practices around meaningfully engaging youth in the arts. Here are some of the highlights.

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"New Arts Club Hire Must Prioritize Diversity," Alliance ED Brenda Leadlay Tells The Georgia Straight

Leadlay told the Straight that Arts Club hiring committee members must ensure that "they are aware of the national concern that is surrounding [...] cultural diversity in leadership positions."

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It's a REVOLUTION: Ben Cameron On Ways Your Audience Is Changing

It's a REVOLUTION: Ben Cameron On Ways Your Audience Is Changing

Anyone who cares about the arts should pay attention to Ben Cameron. He's one of America's most important arts administrators and he says there's a REVOLUTION going on in the arts world.

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A Call to Action Concerning the Community-Engaged Arts & the Canada Council

A team of concerned artists from across the country is urging members of the arts community to take part in a letter-writing campaign as a result of serious concerns about new policies affecting community-engaged arts practice in the context of the Canada Council's New Funding Model. 

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Viewpoint: Alison Brewin on Non-Profits and the Law

The legal system can feel like an undertow, like an invisible tugging just below the surface of our daily lives - especially for non-profits. Read more on Struggling with the Undertow: Non-Profits and the Law from Alison Brewin Consulting. 

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Section 99 of Proposed Societies Act Creates Concern

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public feedback on the proposed new Societies Act (to replace the existing Society Act which governs all non-profit societies in BC). The draft legislation is outlined in a White Paper and includes a provision that is of particular concern to many non-profits.

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MP Breakfast: Can Public Broadcasting Survive in Canada?

On Friday, September 26, the monthly breakfast speaker series MP Breakfast Connections presents MP Joyce Murray with guest speaker president & CEO of Knowledge Network, Rudy Buttignol, on the topic “Can public broadcasting survive in Canada?”

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