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

REVOLUTION Schedule At a Glance

The Alliance's annual conference REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity takes place Thursday, June 8. Here's the entire schedule at a glance. Register by noon, May 12, and benefit from our early bird registration discount. 

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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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New SpaceFinder BC Resources on the Alliance Website

We’re three months into 2017, and SpaceFinder BC is continuing to grow as the province’s go-to space network for the creative sector! To help support this growing community, your BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is sharing a host of new SpaceFinder resources, now available on the Resources section of our website.

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Downtown Victoria Business Association Releases Survey on Shared Arts Space

The DVBA has issued the survey, open until February 17, to determine whether to pursue the creation of a space devoted to performances, rehearsals, and other arts needs.

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Vancouver Theatre Icon Joy Coghill Dies at 90

Coghill had an extensive career in theatre, film and television, and was a devoted supporter and vibrant member of BC's performing arts community. A celebration of life will occur February 20 at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

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Canadian Art Appoints Lindsay Nixon As New Indigenous Editor-At-Large

In addition to appointing Nixon, who will lead Canadian Arts Indigenous art and culture content initiatives, the publication announced the installation of Merray Gerges as staff writer.

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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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Registration Open for On the Road: Touring & Training Workshop

The BC Touring Council will host a workshop geared to young, aspiring emerging artists interested in enhancing their touring knowledge, to take place February 2 and 3 in Prince George.

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Registration Open For ArtStarts Showcase 2017

Educators, administrators and community presenters interested in booking performances for young people are invited to attend the annual ArtStarts Showcase, taking place March 6-7, 2017 in Vancouver.

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Application Deadline Approaching for Digital LEAP Playwrighting Program

Students living in remote communities in BC who are interested in developing their playwriting skills can apply to be part of a free program offered through Arts Club Theatre Company. 

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Luke Ramsey Named Victoria's 2017 Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence program provides the opportunity for a local artist to work collaboratively with City of Victoria staff and the community to identify and develop a creative artwork for one or more capital projects over a one-year term.

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Opera Singer Bernard Turgeon Dies at 85

In addition to a studded career as a performer, Turgeon was a teacher and administrator at many Canadian universities, including the University of Victoria.

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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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FANS Tribute to the Arts' 2016 Distinguished Artist Award Recipients Announced

Visual artist and illustrator Lynn Johnston and dancer/choreographer Jennifer Mascall will be honoured at the FANS Tribute to the Arts event on November 4.

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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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2016 City of Vancouver Book Award Goes to Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories

The award was presented to artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and editors Karen Duffek and Tania Willard on October 3 at the Mayor's Arts Awards.

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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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City of Nanaimo Seeks Next Poet Laureates

The City of Nanaimo is now seeking applications for its next Poet Laureate and for its first Youth Poet Laureate. Terms begin in January 2017, and the application deadline is October 28.

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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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