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

Canadian Arts Coalition Releases 2019 Federal Election Platform

Canadian Arts Coalition Releases 2019 Federal Election Platform

Among other positions, the platform advocates for bolstering equitable arts funding, supports the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage’s copyright recommendations for literary and visual artists, and stresses the need for artistic and workplace training.

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A Message from Our Executive Director

Last week, NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert told Brenda Leadlay that the NDP plans to keep its election platform promises, including doubling the budget for BC Arts Council.

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Share Your Thoughts for the #ArtsVoteBC Campaign

Share Your Thoughts for the #ArtsVoteBC Campaign

As part of the resources provided at ArtsVote BC, we've made the case for the importance of arts and culture, and the need for public and private investment in the cultural sector. Now we want to hear why arts and culture are important to you. 

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Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

Alliance Launches ArtsVoteBC Campaign For 2017 Provincial Election

In preparation for the provincial election on May 9, we've re-launched our ArtsVoteBC website to provide a range of resources for voters and candidates. The updated site will keep you informed, help keep arts and culture on the election agenda, and enable you to advocate for increased investment in our sector.

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Call to Action for the 2017 Provincial Election

We need your input! The Alliance is taking a leadership role to develop and organize an inclusive and equitable Arts Advocacy Strategy for the upcoming election. Please RSVP to join us at a meeting to discuss a strategy on December 6 at The Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver. The session will be webcast for those unable to attend in person. 

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Election 2015: Where We Stand With a Liberal Majority

Now that we know which party will be forming our next federal government, here’s a reminder of the Liberal Party's platform promises in relation to arts, culture, and heritage.

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Are You Ready to Vote on October 19?

The federal election is just around the corner, and the Alliance urges you to be prepared to go to the polls! We've compiled a range of resources to help you to make an informed decision and get out the vote. 

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2015 Election Update: Party Positions on Arts & Culture

2015 Election Update: Party Positions on Arts & Culture

With the federal election less than a month away, members of the arts and culture community are keenly listening for mention of our sector in party platforms. We've provided a summary to help you make an informed decision when you go to the polls. 

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Artist's Open Letter to Party Leaders Calls for National Vision for the Arts

Fannina Waubert de Puiseau, a dramaturg, director, and performance creator, has recently penned an open letter to federal party leaders on the state of arts policy in Canada.

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Alliance's Federal Election Toolkit Available Now

The Alliance’s Federal Election Toolkit is a free, non-partisan resource for getting the vote out, engaging your candidates, and being informed about the arts and culture in Canada in preparation for October 19.

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Your Role in 2014 Civic Elections

In advance of the November 15 civic elections, the Alliance is inviting mayoral and city council candidates across the province to share their views on arts, culture, and heritage issues in their respective communities - and we need your help!

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Arts and Culture “Reverse Debate” Participants Announced

On September 26, the Alliance for Arts and Culture and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit present Vancouver’s first Reverse Debate on arts and culture, a twist on the typical debate format, for the upcoming civic election. Modelled on a similar event held recently in Toronto, this event will focus on the race for Vancouver City Council. It takes place as Culture Days celebrations kick off across Canada.

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Alliance to Host "Reverse Debate" for Civic Election

On Friday morning, September 26, the Alliance for Arts and Culture will present Vancouver's first "reverse debate" on arts and culture, a twist on the typical debate format, for the upcoming civic election. Co-hosted by SFU Woodward's Cultural Unit, the event will be held as part of Read More

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