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

BC Touring Council Presents On the Road Touring & Training Workshop

Aspiring/emerging artists, agents and managers interested in enhancing their knowledge about touring are invited to register for a two-day workshop taking place in Nanaimo on November 12 and 13.

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Applications Due December 15 for Creative Spark Vancouver Grants for Emerging Artists

Creative Spark Vancouver grants offer 100% funding for small projects, up to $1,000. Emerging artists across all artistic disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

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Nominations Open for Nanaimo's 2017 Culture and Heritage Awards

The public are invited to nominate organizations and individuals whose significant contributions make Nanaimo a culturally vibrant city. Nomination deadline is November 15 at 4:30 p.m. 

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Nominations Open For Yulanda M. Faris Young Philanthropist Award

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) has launched the Yulanda M. Faris Young Philanthropist Award to recognize leaders in fundraising for the arts under 35 years old. 

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Library and Archives Canada to Offer Services from VPL

Thanks to a new arrangement between Library and Archives Canada and the Vancouver Public Library, historians, researchers and the public on the West Coast will have easier access to services and extensive online collections from the national archive. 

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Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change

Registration is open for a free one-day summit, Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change, that will explore art as a catalyst for sparking community imagination around belonging, trust, and social resiliency in urban centres. The summit takes place October 22 at the Museum of Vancouver.

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Grant and Exhibition Proposal Writing Workshop

Are you an artist applying for a BC Arts Council or Canada Council for the Arts grant this year? Not sure how to word your next project statement? Learn strategies and insights for writing strong applications at an Oct. 15 workshop presented by the Burnaby Art Gallery in partnership with CARFAC BC.

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Canada Council for the Arts Seeks New Members for Board of Directors

Candidates must apply online by October 24, 2016.

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2016 Mayor's Arts Awards Recipients Announced

Some of the brightest talents and leaders in Vancouver’s arts community will be honoured with the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards at a presentation on Monday, October 3 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

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Artists in the Classroom Grants Deadline

Artists in the Classroom (AIC) grants of up to $3,500 for small to medium scale projects and grants of up to $10,000 for large scale projects are available through ArtStarts in Schools. Apply by October 17. 

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Your Invitation to the 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards and Vancouver Book Award Presentations

RSVP now to get your free ticket for the presentation of the City of Vancouver's 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Vancouver Book Award. This year's awards take place 6 p.m. on Monday, October 3 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. 

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CRD Launches Building Our #ArtsFuture Together Community Consultations

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Development Service has announced a series of workshops as part of the ongoing community consultations for the CRD Arts Strategy: Building our #ArtsFuture Together.

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SpaceFinder BC Launches in Metro Vancouver

A reminder to RSVP now to attend the September 15 launch event introducing a valuable new FREE matchmaking tool for artists, arts organizations, and venues. 

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Your Invitation to the Official Launch of SpaceFinder BC

Find a space. List a space. For free! Join us on Thursday, September 15 at CBC's Studio 700 to meet, mingle, and learn more about how SpaceFinder BC will match artists with under-utilized performance, rehearsal, and event spaces. 

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Save the Date for the 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards

Mark your calendar and plan to join us on October 3 for this annual celebration of Vancouver's arts and culture community. 

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CAPACOA Initiative to Explore Digital Innovation in the Performing Arts

Are you passionate about digital innovation in the performing arts? CAPACOA is embarking on a new national initiative to identify and investigate opportunities for emerging digital technologies in the performing arts. 

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BC Cultural Roundtable 2017: Help Us Make Up Our Minds!

Help us make up our minds! The 2016 BC Cultural Roundtable at New Westminster's Anvil Centre was a tremendous success, and the Alliance is starting now to plan for the 2017 conference. We have the venue and are now asking for your help in choosing the date and possible themes.

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September Workshop On The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know

Due to high demand, we're running another session of this popular workshop on the New Societies Act this September.

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Registration Open for 'Leading From Beside' Community-Engaged Dance Symposium and Exhibition

This September, Made in BC and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation present State of the Practice: Leading from Beside, a two-day celebration of current, community-engaged dance, including an exhibition, panel discussions, movement workshops, and dialogue circles.

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Registration Open for BCTC Fall Symposium

BC Touring Council, in partnership with the BC Arts Council, Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is hosting its free regional fall symposium on The Impact of the Arts: Enhancing Creative and Economic Vitality in Rural Communities on September 16 and 17 in Nelson.

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