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

BC Alliance to Co-Host Upcoming Info Session and One-on-One Meetings on Canada Council Funding

BC Alliance to Co-Host Upcoming Info Session and One-on-One Meetings on Canada Council Funding

Artists in Vancouver are invited to join the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Alliance for a free public info session on January 28, or sign up for a one-on-one meeting with Canada Council officers January 29.

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"We're All On This Learning Curve Together": A Report Back from Our First #DigitalLadders Salon

On January 8, we hosted our first Salon, Leveraging Video with Robert Ouimet. In this blog, BC Alliance executive director and digital neophyte Brenda Leadlay reflects on what she learned.

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Track Down New Skills at Our #DigitalLadders Salon on Location-Based Technology!

Track Down New Skills at Our #DigitalLadders Salon on Location-Based Technology!

Emmy-winning experience designer Steve Peters will be on-hand to give you the dirt on mobile location technology, February 19.

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Kamloops Philanthropist Makes Bid to Resurrect Proposed Performing Arts Centre

On January 8, during a meeting of Kamloops City Council, philanthropist Ron Fawcett offered millions of dollars in land and design plans to resurrect a proposal for a performing arts centre in the city.

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Vancouver Opera Hosts Upcoming Panel on Housing Crisis and Its Impact on Artists

Vancouver Opera Hosts Upcoming Panel on Housing Crisis and Its Impact on Artists

Moderated by BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay, the panel, to take place January 23, will explore how the current housing affordability crisis is affecting artists’ quality of life in Vancouver.

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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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Nominations Open for BCALS Outstanding Contribution Awards

Nominations Open for BCALS Outstanding Contribution Awards

The BC Academic Libraries Section Outstanding Contribution Award is presented to an individual who works in an academic library (or team of academic library personnel) whose professional achievements have made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia. Submit your nomination by March 29.

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Scaling the Digital Ladder: DreamRider Productions

Vanessa LeBourdais, executive producer and creative director of DreamRider Productions, explains how DreamRider went from teeny unknown local theatre to international digital success with the help of a digital literacy program – and how you can, too.

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City of Port Coquitlam Seeks Proposals for Pride Public Art Project

City of Port Coquitlam Seeks Proposals for Pride Public Art Project

The City of Port Coquitlam seeks proposals for an artist-led, community-engaged public art project that recognizes and celebrates Port Coquitlam’s LGBTQ2+ community.

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Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Accepting Applications

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Accepting Applications

The Cultural Human Resources Council is accepting employers’ applications for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage 2019-2020 program. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

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Upcoming Legal Workshop on Copyright to Take Place in Vancouver

Upcoming Legal Workshop on Copyright to Take Place in Vancouver

On January 16, the Artists’ Legal Outreach will unravel the shifting and evolving legal issues that need to be a major part of your business as an artist.

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Memorial to Be Held for Perry the Poster Man in February 2019

Memorial to Be Held for Perry the Poster Man in February 2019

A celebration of life for Perry Giguere, a.k.a. Perry the Poster Man, will take place February 10 in Vancouver.

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VSO Orchestral Institute Announces New Three-Year Partnership with University of British Columbia and 2019 Auditions

VSO Orchestral Institute Announces New Three-Year Partnership with University of British Columbia and 2019 Auditions

The VSO Orchestral Institute will be in residence in Vancouver in partnership with the University of British Columbia from June 24 to July 3, 2019. Musicians ages 15-25 are invited to apply to audition.

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The BC Alliance Closes for the Holidays on December 21

The BC Alliance will be closed for the holidays starting Friday, December 21. Read on for more information about how this may affect you.

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Introducing Our Latest Digital Ladders Faculty

We're excited to introduce the most recent additions to our Digital Ladders Faculty, Nate Smith and Sally Smythe of The Vacuum, an award-winning design studio whose clients include Nike, Fitbit, Arc'teryx, Telus, and ESPN.

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BC Arts Council Accepting Applications for Community Arts Festival and Youth Engagement Grants

The BC Arts Council is accepting applications for two of its project-assistance funding programs: Community Arts Festivals and the Youth Engagement Program.

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Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Arts and heritage organizations can apply for up to $5,000 to organize a collaborative problem-solving activity which seeks to address a common business challenge.

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CharityVillage Seeks Input for Salary & Benefits Report

CharityVillage Seeks Input for Salary & Benefits Report

CharityVillage is asking workers from the Canadian nonprofit sector to complete the 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey. Complete the survey by Dec. 7 to be entered into a draw for a $1,000 donation to a charity of your choice.

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City of Surrey May Dissolve Cultural Development, Public Art Advisory Committees

On December 3, Surrey City Council voted to review a proposal to dissolve five committees, including the Cultural Development and Public Art Advisory Committees. Under the proposal, they will be consolidated into a single committee: the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee.

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City of Kelowna Seeks Youth and Young Professionals for Arts, Culture and Heritage Forums

As part of the engagement process for its upcoming Cultural Plan, the City of Kelowna is seeking youth (grade 11 and 12) and young professionals (post-secondary student) for two forums on arts, culture and heritage.

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