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

New Report: "Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting"

New Report: "Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting"

Performing arts presenters are a vital component of their communities and the overall arts ecology, according to a new research report by CAPACOA and Hill Strategies Research.

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Franco Boni Appointed Artistic and Executive Director of PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Franco Boni Appointed Artistic and Executive Director of PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Franco Boni will assume the role of artistic and executive director of Vancouver’s PuSh Festival on June 1, 2019.

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BC Touring Council Offers "On the Road 2.0" Touring Workshop

On April 2-3 in Burnaby, the BC Touring Council is offering the "On the Road 2.0" Touring Workshop for young, aspiring emerging performers, agents, managers and administrators. The deadline to register is March 27.

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CAPACOA Launches New Digital Literacy Initiative for Performing Arts Sector

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture will be a regional partner for the Linked Digital Future Initiative, which includes coaching programs and digital literacy solutions, and will explore new ways to digitize the performing arts.

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Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

 Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

In the coming weeks, we’re excited to offer sessions on tax preparation, succession planning, Gaming grant applications, and reconciliation through Indigenous art! Click through for more information.

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Registration Open for 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Registration Open for 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference, which takes place March 7-8. BC Alliance members can register at a special discounted rate.

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Special GVPTA Theatre Evening Edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver

Special GVPTA Theatre Evening Edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver

Our friends at the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance are collaborating on a special evening edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver, to take place November 27.

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PACT to Host Community Consultations About CTA

PACT to Host Community Consultations About CTA

PACT is conducting a series of community consultations about the future of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, with a session in Vancouver on November 20.

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Boca del Lupo Announces 2019/20 Intakes for Performance Works and Residencies

Granville Island’s Boca del Lupo is conducting its first-ever Performance Works and Residency Program Intakes.

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Granville Island Arts Orgs Announce New Theatre District

The Granville Island Theatre District, helmed by Boca del Lupo and Carousel Theatre for Young People alongside CMHC-Granville Island, will steward performing arts programming at Performance Works, Festival House and the Waterfront Theatre.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Jessie Awards

The Jessie Awards, which celebrate the best in Vancouver theatre, were presented July 16 in Vancouver, with big wins for Rumble Theatre, The Arts Club, Green Thumb Theatre and more.

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2019 Magnetic North Theatre Festival Will Take Place in Metro Vancouver, Opens for Submissions

2019 Magnetic North Theatre Festival Will Take Place in Metro Vancouver, Opens for Submissions

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival will return after a two-year hiatus from presenting work, taking place June 6–16, 2019 in the Vancouver area. The deadline for submissions is September 1.

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Applications Open for Pacific Contact 2019

Applications Open for Pacific Contact 2019

Pacific Contact, which takes place over four days from April 4-7 in Burnaby, is the BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for the performing arts. The deadline to apply is Saturday, June 30.

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Western Canada Theatre Spaces Awarded Infrastructure Grant

On May 15, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport announced $188,000 in funding for important infrastructure upgrades to Sagebrush Theatre and the Pavilion Theatre, both spaces operated by Western Canada Theatre.

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Community Nominations Open for Two Jessie Awards

Community Nominations Open for Two Jessie Awards

Nominations are being accepted for two annual awards for Vancouver-based individuals/organizations that have made considerable contributions to the local theatre industry: the Patron of the Arts Award and the GVPTA Career Achievement Award. Nominations are due May 15.

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Key Leaders Leave Two Metro Vancouver Arts Orgs

As Richmond’s Gateway Theatre announces the departure of artistic director Jovanni Sy in February of next year, Alexandra Montgomery steps down in June as director and CEO of the Vancouver-based Bill Reid Gallery.

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Applications Open for John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

Applications Open for John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award

The $1,500 award is intended to assist mature West Coast theatre artists to further their artistic development. The deadline for applications is May 16.

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Western Canada Theatre Appoints Evan Klassen as Managing Director

Winnipeg transplant Klassen starts in his new role with the Kamloops theatre company on May 2.

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British Council Canada and PuSh Festival Host Three-Day Relaxed Performance Training Workshop

British Council Canada and PuSh Festival Host Three-Day Relaxed Performance Training Workshop

A relaxed performance provides the opportunity to attend live performance for those who may struggle with the traditional theatre environment. Learn best techniques and practices in Vancouver, April 14-16.

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Norman Armour Steps Down as PuSh Festival Head

Norman Armour will step down as artistic and executive director of Vancouver's PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, after 14 years with the organization. He leaves April 27.

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