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

Introducing BC ArtsPost, the BC Alliance's New Publicity Service

Introducing BC ArtsPost, the BC Alliance's New Publicity Service

BC ArtsPost is the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture's new publicity service. We build and circulate your press release to provincial media contacts, as well as print and digital media outlets in your region of British Columbia. We'll also advertise your event via our social media channels, including Twitter and Facebook.

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Creative BC Requests Expressions of Interest for Creative Industries Trade Mission to China

Creative BC Requests Expressions of Interest for Creative Industries Trade Mission to China

Creative BC is requesting quick email expressions of interest around Canada’s first creative industries trade mission to China in the spring of 2018. Submissions are due November 13.

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Marcus Youssef Wins the 2017 Siminovitch Prize

Youssef, the artistic director of Neworld Theatre, wins a $100,000 prize. Christine Quintana, whom he has chosen as his protégée, will receive $25,000.

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Vancouver Fringe Festival Announces Laura Efron as New Executive Director

Efron will officially commence her role as the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society’s executive director on December 11, 2017.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres Underutilized Spaces Grant Opens for 2018 Applications

This Vancouver Civic Theatres grant focuses on small, non-profit organizations looking for space to produce projects in Vancouver.

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WE Arts Seeks Committee for Community Arts Spaces Policy

WE Arts Seeks Committee for Community Arts Spaces Policy

WE Arts is looking to form a committee of volunteers to lobby City of Vancouver staff and council to create a Community Art Spaces Policy as part of the Affordable Housing Policy. You're invited to a meeting on November 14 to be part of this working group.

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Get Ready for Arts Day on the Hill 2017

Arts Day on Parliament Hill is Thursday, Nov. 2. Even if your organization can’t be in Ottawa, it’s crucial that we make our voices heard in BC and across Canada.

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Global Advocacy Update: Sydney Cultural Orgs Form Coalition

In Sydney, Australia, 27 cultural organizations have come together to form the Sydney Culture Network.

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Cultural Human Resources Council Conducts Survey on Not-for-Profit Arts Salaries

Cultural Human Resources Council Conducts Survey on Not-for-Profit Arts Salaries

CHRC has released a survey to gauge the compensation practices of not-for-profit arts organizations. The deadline for completing the survey is November 30.

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ArtsProfessional Launches Survey on Sexual Harassment in the Arts

The survey emerges as artists and arts organizations pledge to stop sexual abuse in the arts.

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Hill Strategies Issues Report On Arts and Heritage Access and Availability in Canada

Hill Strategies Issues Report On Arts and Heritage Access and Availability in Canada

The report, commissioned by the Department of Canadian Heritage, highlights information about arts and heritage attendance, personal arts participation, as well as perceptions of cultural activities and government arts support.

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Upcoming Event: Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation

Upcoming Event: Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is proud to co-present an upcoming event, Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation. This presentation by Irwin Oostindie takes place October 26 in Vancouver.

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BC Touring Council Presents On the Road Touring Workshop

BC Touring Council Presents On the Road Touring Workshop

The BC Touring Council presents On the Road: A Touring Workshop for Aspiring, Emerging Performing Artists. The workshop takes place in Burnaby November 18-19.

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Open Call: Apply to Engineering Artist-in-Residence

Open Call: Apply to  Engineering Artist-in-Residence

The City of Vancouver seeks a mid-career or experienced artist to be in residence for an 18-month term with the City's Engineering Department, under the Green Operations Division. Applications are due November 25.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres Announces ANNEX Theatre Residency Call for Proposals

Vancouver Civic Theatres Announces ANNEX Theatre Residency Call for Proposals

The new ANNEX Theatre Residency Program will make Vancouver's ANNEX an incubation ground for creative growth, while also offering much-needed space to local theatre groups. Applications are open until December 4.

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New Policy Requiring Salary Disclosure Incites Flood of Positive Response

New Policy Requiring Salary Disclosure Incites Flood of Positive Response

Since the announcement on October 19 of our new Jobs Board policy, which requires that salary levels be divulged on all employment postings, the BC Alliance has been inundated with positive feedback. 

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City of Vancouver to Host Grant Information Sessions

City of Vancouver to Host Grant Information Sessions

The City of Vancouver is hosting free information sessions from October 30 to November 2 on its upcoming arts and culture grants.

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BC Alliance Takes Lead: Salary Disclosure Required On Our Jobs Board

BC Alliance Takes Lead: Salary Disclosure Required On Our Jobs Board

As of December 1, 2017, we will not accept job postings that do not include specifics about remuneration.

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Call for Musicians: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour

Call for Musicians: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is seeking musicians from Surrey, Williams Lake, Kamloops and the Cowichan Valley to perform at their free outdoor festivals in December and January.

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The 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards In Photos

In case you couldn't make it out to the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards, here are some photos from the public ceremony at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on October 11.

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