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

Open House for Potential Cultural Space in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has received a development application for 1616 West 7th Avenue. Cultural Services anticipates securing approximately 6,000 square feet of cultural space to be owned by the City of Vancouver as part of this development. An open house will be held July 25.

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West Van's Kay Meek Arts Centre Receives $1.48M for Infrastructure Upgrades

West Van's Kay Meek Arts Centre Receives $1.48M for Infrastructure Upgrades

The funds, received from Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will go towards a series of upgrades to increase the Centre’s accessibility, creating a safer and more inclusive venue for performers and audience members.

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Community Arts Council of Prince George Announces Creative Hub Facility Feasibility Study

Community Arts Council of Prince George Announces Creative Hub Facility Feasibility Study

The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District has announced plans to build a new creative hub as a home for the organization and its members.

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Committee Develops Strategic Plan to Support Proposed Chemainus Arts Centre

Committee Develops Strategic Plan to Support Proposed Chemainus Arts Centre

A committee has drafted a strategic plan in support of a proposed “world-class, regional arts centre in Chemainus.”

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City of Vancouver to Host Open House On Proposed Cultural Amenity Space

The open house about the proposed 11,000 square foot cultural amenity space at 1290 Hornby Street will take place on the evening of March 14.

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City of Vancouver to Host Broadway Plan Open Houses

City of Vancouver to Host Broadway Plan Open Houses

The City of Vancouver is hosting a series of open houses for you to make your thoughts known on arts and culture in the area around the new Broadway Subway. Sessions take place from March 7-14.

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Round-Up: Newly Available City of Vancouver + Provincial Grants

Round-Up: Newly Available City of Vancouver + Provincial Grants

Grants newly open for applications include Community Arts Program and Theatre Rental Grants from the City of Vancouver, and International Presence Funding from the Province of British Columbia. Click through for more information and relevant deadlines.

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City of Vancouver Accepting Applications for 2019 Cultural Infrastructure Grants

City of Vancouver Accepting Applications for 2019 Cultural Infrastructure Grants

Recipients of the City of Vancouver’s 2019 Cultural Infrastructure grants will receive funding support of up to $250,000 for costs related to planning, renovations, upgrades, expansion or purchase of your organization’s cultural space. Apply by March 13.

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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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City of Vancouver Seeks Proposals for Cultural Amenity Space

The City of Vancouver is seeking proposals from qualified Vancouver-based arts and cultural nonprofits interested in a long term lease to provide a multi-purpose arts and culture hub.

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Voters Approve Vernon Cultural Centre Funding in Referendum

While candidates across the province were elected to office on October 20, Vernon saw another development: the passing of a referendum to borrow $25 million for a new cultural facility in downtown Vernon.

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City of Vancouver to Launch Activation of Underutilized Spaces Grant November 1

City of Vancouver to Launch Activation of Underutilized Spaces Grant November 1

The Activation of Underutilized Vancouver Civic Theatres Spaces Grant seeks to address the need for space by arts and culture groups, increase the use of Vancouver’s civic theatre spaces, and enhance Vancouver's status as a liveable city. Applications open November 1.

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Eastside Culture Crawl Launches Artist Production Space Survey

The Eastside Culture Crawl Society is undertaking a survey to develop a comprehensive inventory of historical and existing visual arts studio space within the Eastside Culture Crawl area.

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Apply Now for the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program

The Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program provides you or your group with space in a fieldhouse and access to parks to create activities that engage the community. Apply by September 17 for a term from January 2019 to December 2021.

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City of Vancouver Seeks Nonprofit Operator for Newly Acquired Property

City of Vancouver Seeks Nonprofit Operator for Newly Acquired Property

The City of Vancouver has received a property at 2850 W. 3rd Ave. from the estate of Eric Manfort Pierce, and is looking for responses from mission-based, nonprofit organizations to operate the house for the purpose of community benefit.

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Vancouver to Build First Centre for Music

The City of Vancouver has approved the redevelopment plans for the Plaza of Nations, which includes a large music presentation centre in a high-visibility area of the development.

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City of Vancouver Releases "Making Space for Arts and Culture: 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Plan"

City of Vancouver Releases "Making Space for Arts and Culture: 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Plan"

The new report, approved by City Council on July 10, details key gaps in the City’s existing Cultural Infrastructure Plan, along with nine immediate recommendations create and expand cultural space in Vancouver.

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New Data Indicates Attendance at Canadian Performing Arts Facilities Has Dropped

While overall arts attendance in Canada is strong, reported attendance at performing arts facilities has dropped from 71% of the population to 60% since 2012. 

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Columbia Basin Trust Funds 12 Arts and Culture Venues

The funds, which will help renovate, relocate or upgrade a dozen cultural facilities in the Columbia Basin, total nearly $830,000.

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221A Artist Run Centre Society to Operate Howe Street Studios

221A was selected through a peer and staff jury process to operate the new 10,872 sq ft artist production studio facility in Vancouver.

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