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

BC Artists and Cultural Advocates Among Recipients of Order of Canada

Those appointed on June 30 include Indigenous cultural advocate Gloria Cranmer Webster, theatre practitioner Margo Kane and musicologist Sylvia L'Ecuyer.

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Women in Film and Television Vancouver Present 2017 Spotlight Awards

The awards, which recognize local individuals who have made significant contributions to the progress of women in screen-based industries in Canada, were presented on June 20.

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The Winners Are In: Rounding Up the 2017 Jessie Awards

The 35th Annual Jessie Awards, recognizing excellence in Vancouver theatre, were held June 26. Check out our write-up for a list of winners.

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Gabriola Arts Council Wins Islands Trust Community Stewardship Award

The Gabriola Arts Council is among eight winners being recognized for protecting and preserving the unique environment of B.C.'s island communities.

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Surrey Mayor's Art Awards Winners Announced

The awards were presented by the Surrey Board of Trade at a ceremony on June 9.

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Richmond Arts Award Winners Include a Bee Preservationist and a 91-Year-Old Entertainer

Richmond Arts Award Winners Include a Bee Preservationist and a 91-Year-Old Entertainer

Six awards were granted by the City of Richmond in collaboration with Richmond Arts Coalition on May 16.

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2017 Okanagan Arts Awards Winners Announced

The 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards were presented Friday, May 12 in Kelowna. Winners include Janet Anderson, Matt Rader and Julia Trops.

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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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Nominations Open: Carter Wosk Award for Applied Art and Design

Nominations Open: Carter Wosk Award for Applied Art and Design

The Carter Wosk Awards celebrate British Columbians who, through their creativity, contribute to the cultural economy of the province. Those producing art and design with a functional or practical application are encouraged to apply. Nominations are due by July 14.

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Nominate Now for the Surrey Mayor's Arts Awards

Nominations are open for the inaugural Surrey Mayor's Arts Awards, which represent the best individuals and businesses in Surrey's creative industry. Nominations close May 12.

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Announcing the 2017 BC Book Prize Winners

Winners of the provincial book prizes include Jennifer Manuel, Deborah Campbell and Adèle Barclay

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2017 Vancouver Heritage Award Winners Announced

The winners were revealed April 24 at a ceremony in Vancouver.

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Nominations Are Open for the 2017 City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards!

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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Hnatyshyn Foundation Presents $1.5 Million in Indigenous Art Awards

The awards of $10,000 will be presented to 150 emerging and established Indigenous artists.

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

Nominations for the GGArts Awards are open until June 1.

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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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Douglas Coupland Receives Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence

The award will be presented at the Lieutenant Governor's BC Book Prizes Gala in Vancouver on April 29.

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You're Invited to Celebrate The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary

You're Invited to Celebrate The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary

You're invited to a ceremony and gala celebrating the lifetime achievements of Max Wyman, one of Canada’s foremost critics and cultural commentators, and the roll-out of The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary. The new province-wide award will recognize achievement in critical writing and commentary on the visual, performing and literary arts. 

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The Alcuin Society Picks 35 Best-Designed Canadian Books of 2016

The Alcuin Society Picks 35 Best-Designed Canadian Books of 2016

The Alcuin Society has announced the winners of the 35th annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. 35 winning titles were chosen from 211 submissions, sent from 9 provinces and 93 publishers.

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Announcing The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary

Announcing The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary

The public are invited to attend a ceremony and gala on April 18 in Vancouver to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Max Wyman, one of Canada’s foremost critics and cultural commentators, and the roll-out of a province-wide biennial award named in his honour. 

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