In March 2010, the BC Liberal government withdrew much of its support to the arts, culture, and heritage in BC by cutting the BC Arts Council Budget by more than 50% and Gaming Grants for arts and culture by approximately 50% in this year’s 2010/11 budget. This is a sector that employs 650,000 people, twice the number employed in either forestry or agriculture.
Show your support by attending the event on June 25, 2010, help them spread the word and rally all supporters for the arts for this cause!
The panelists will address the sustainability of our art system and the need for the development of new emerging artist economies.
The 2010 panelists are:
Bruce Haden – President of the Board, The Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver
David Jordan – Executive Director of the Vancouver International Fringe Festival
Kate Armstrong - Artist, writer and independent curator, instructor at Emily Carr University
Amir Ali Alibhai – Executive Director for the Alliance for Arts and Culture
Marcus Youssef – Artistic Producer for Neworld Theatre
Spencer Chandra Herbert – MLA, Official Opposition Critic Tourism, Culture and the Arts
Keith Higgins – Administrative Coordinator Helen Pitt Gallery/Honorary Board Member Art Speak.