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

YVR Art Foundation Announces Call for Art Scholarship Applications from First Nations Artists

The YVR Art Foundation has announced announce a call for applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for youth or mid-career artist scholarships. The deadline is January 27.

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Boca Del Lupo Announces Space Residency Program

Boca del Lupo has announced a call for submissions for their Space Residency Program, which provides successful applicants with up to two weeks of free performance and rehearsal space on Granville Island in Vancouver. The deadline for applications is March 1.

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In Memory of the Recent Passing of Three Arts Leaders

The Alliance pays tribute to Heather Hannaford, Catherine Montgomery, and Ann Picking, arts leaders who have passed away in the recent weeks.

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Vancouver Painter Philippe Raphanel Wins Tanabe Prize

Raphanel has been named as the recipient of the new prize, which is administered by by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and comes with $7,500.

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Salt Spring National Art Prize Announces 2017 Call for Submissions

SSNAP issues awards totalling $30,000 to artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. 

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Ferry Building Gallery Friends Society Announces $30,000 Gift to Artists for Kids

The gift will be used to fund a two-year program entitled ‘Mentoring Emerging Young Artists’ aimed at students from nine North Shore secondary schools.  

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Rebecca Belmore Wins 2016 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The award, which is presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Vancouver-Born Jeremy Shaw Wins 2016 Sobey Award

Vancouver-born multimedia artist Jeremy Shaw was awarded the $50,000 Sobey Art Award on November 1. The announcement was made at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

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Finalists Announced in 2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Three BC painters are among the 15 finalists in the 18th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. 

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Vancouver Art Gallery Presents BC's Most Prestigious Visual Arts Prizes

At a special ceremony on April 19, the Vancouver Art Gallery announced this year’s recipients of the most prestigious awards in this province: the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts and the VIVA Awards.

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Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts Open for Nominations

The Canada Council for the Arts has opened the nomination period for the 2017 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2016.

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More Than 17,000 Artworks Now Available Through Canada Council's Art Bank

The Canada Council for the Arts has re-launched its Art Bank website, featuring the largest and most exciting collection of Canadian art online. 

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Apply Now to the CASV Emerging Artist’s Prize

Emerging artists in the Lower Mainland will be able to submit their work for consideration for the third biennial Emerging Artist’s Prize. This prize comes with a cash award of $3,000 to encourage and support artists within the first five years of their careers.

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Victoria Artist Sandra Meigs Wins $50,000 2015 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

Painter Sandra Meigs has been named the 2015 recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO, presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada.

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Vancouver Museums Win Governor General’s Award for First Nations Exhibition

cə̓ snaʔəm, The City Before the City, winner of the 2015 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums, is a collaboration between the Museum of Vancouver, the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, the Musqueam First Nation, and Susan Roy from the University of Waterloo.

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Call for Nominations for Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Do you know a remarkable Canadian artist who deserves to be recognized? Honour them for outstanding artistic achievement and contributions by nominating them for a Governor General's Award  in Visual and Media Arts. Nomination deadline: June 15, 2015.
 

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Victoria Painter Among 8 Winners of Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Victoria artist Sandra Meigs is among the eight winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, announced March 24 by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Fifty Days to the Supreme Court

Fifty Days to the Supreme Court

Artists will head to the Supreme Court in just 50 days to defend their right to minimum artist fees at the National Gallery of Canada. 

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Fifty Days to the Supreme Court

Artists will head to the Supreme Court in just 50 days to defend their right to minimum artist fees at the National Gallery of Canada. 

For the last 11 years, the organizations that represent visual artists, CARFAC and RAAV, have been trying to negotiate standards for the payment of artists at the National Gallery that would be binding – similar to a minimum wage.

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Work of Art Conference for Visual Artists

Work of Art Conference for Visual Artists

"Work of Art" will take place Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey. The conference tackles many aspects of how to be a creative artists AND pay the bills. 

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