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

CARFAC to Host National Gathering in Vancouver

CARFAC to Host National Gathering in Vancouver

CARFAC will host its annual National Gathering in Vancouver on September 27 and 28. It will also give the Tony Urquhart Advocacy Award to a BC professional visual artist who is an outstanding arts advocate; you can nominate until August 16.

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Statistics Canada Releases Updated Data from Trade of Culture and Sport Products

National culture exports have increased by 39.7% over seven years, with film and video named as British Columbia’s most economically valuable export.

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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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Vancouver Art Gallery Announces $40 Million Gift, Unveils Design for New Building

The unprecedented gift from the Chan Family will be put toward the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new building, which will be called Chan Centre for the Visual Arts.

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Salt Spring National Art Prize Issues Call for Submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize Issues Call for Submissions

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional work for consideration for the 2019/2020 Salt Spring National Art Prize. Applications open in January.

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Upcoming Panel: "What's in a Wall? Copyright, Street Art & The Law"

On August 7, Vancouver Mural Festival, grunt gallery and the Artists' Legal Outreach present a free conversation featuring real-life stories and examples focusing on one of the trickiest subjects known to public and aerosol artists.

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Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Audain Prize and VIVA Awards

Among the four recipients, Susan Point has been awarded the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, while Hannah Jickling, Helen Reed and Charlene Vickers receive VIVA Awards.

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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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Upcoming Vancouver Networking Event: CARFAC BC's Field Trip

Upcoming Vancouver Networking Event: CARFAC BC's Field Trip

On December 17, join CARFAC BC in Vancouver for coffee and snacks, followed by a walk to the Contemporary Art Gallery for a complimentary tour of current exhibitions.

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Open Call: Apply to Engineering Artist-in-Residence

Open Call: Apply to  Engineering Artist-in-Residence

The City of Vancouver seeks a mid-career or experienced artist to be in residence for an 18-month term with the City's Engineering Department, under the Green Operations Division. Applications are due November 25.

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Nominations Open for Kamloops Mayor's Awards for the Arts

Nominations have opened for the categories of Emerging Artist, Artist of the Year: Visual Arts, and Business in Support of the Arts. The deadline for nominations is October 11.

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At VIVO, A Theft Leads to Gratitude

The BC Alliance talks with VIVO Media Arts Centre's Karen Knights about the theft that devastated VIVO, the fundraising campaign that helped them rise from the ashes, and the party that comes at the end.

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City of Vancouver Issues Open Call for Public Art Proposals

This open call to artists requests approaches to artwork of any scale for public spaces in Vancouver. The deadline is July 5.

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Vancouver Art Gallery Hosts Institute of Asian Art Inaugural Symposium

The Vancouver Art Gallery will host Deconstructing Diaspora: Institute of Asian Art Inaugural Symposium, from May 18-19, 2017. The Symposium will consider how contemporary art and its institutions participate in the construction and experience of Asian diasporas in Vancouver and elsewhere, beginning with a keynote address by Dr. Vishakha Desai.

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Act Now: Nominations for the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards Close May 18

Celebrate those who have made exceptional contributions to the arts in Vancouver by submitting a nomination for the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards. The deadline for nominations is noon on May 18, 2017.

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Call for Artists: Ten Different Things

Call for Artists: Ten Different Things

Ten Different Things is the name of ten projects that will explore ways culture is experienced in Vancouver or provoke new visions of art and civic life. Submissions are open until May 22.

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Vancouver Art Gallery Announces Winners of Visual Arts Prizes

Audain Prize winner Carole Itter, VIVA Award winner Lyse Lemieux, and Balkind Prize winner Grant Arnold will be honoured at a ceremony in Vancouver on April 19.

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City of Fort St. John Calls for Proposals for Public Art Policy

The City of Fort St. John is currently accepting proposals for the creation of a public art policy. The deadline is April 4.

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Pat Martin Bates Wins Inaugural Acorn Arts Award

The award recognizes a living artist, group or institution which has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Oak Bay.

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Government of Canada Invests $2.75 Million in Art Reprographic Technology

The money will fund the Arius3D platform, which uses a laser scanner and robotics system to simultaneously reproduce both the colour and the relief of paintings. This will allow museums, art historians, and artists to more accurately reproduce and create paintings.

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