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

City of Vancouver Partnership Opportunity for 1847 Main Artist Housing and Production Space

The City of Vancouver has issued a Request for Proposals for the operation of social housing and shared production space for low-income artists. Social housing operators will partner with arts and culture groups in both the tenant selection process and the management of the space. Organizations should indicate their interest by August 18.

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Call for Applications: City of Vancouver's 2018-2021 Artist Studio Award

Applications are now open for the Artist Studio Award for the 2018-2021 term. The program offers seven subsidized artist studios for low-income emerging professional artists.

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Roundhouse Performance Centre Receives $125,000 Grant

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre has received $125,000 support from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to renovate the Roundhouse Performance Centre. Renovations start in August.

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Vancouver Creative Hubs Receive $3 Million in Federal Support

The funds, provided through Canadian Heritage's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will support the BC Artscape Society and the Vancity Community Foundation in their renovations of new creative spaces.

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New Arts and Culture Hub Centre Opens in Salmo

The commercial hub, which opens May 20, includes "everything from Village art windows, a Village art and culture garden, a unique reclaimed building materials and salvage boutique, custom upholstery shop, tattoo shop and art studio."

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City of Vancouver Seeks Tenants for Downtown Arts Studio Space

The City of Vancouver is looking for a non-profit arts and culture organization (or partnership) to operate and lease a new 10,872 sq. ft. artist production studio facility for nominal rent. Located in downtown Vancouver at 1265 Howe Street, the purpose of the space is to provide affordable, shared artist production space for 20 or more Vancouver-based artists.

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Share Your Views on the Creation of a New Arts Space in Richmond

The City of Richmond is exploring the possibility of converting the Phoenix Net Loft into an arts facility. The public is invited to participate in a short survey to help determine if there is a demand for such a facility, and if so, what kinds of spaces would meet the needs of the local arts community.

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Realwheels Theatre Publishes Report on Accessibility of Vancouver Theatre Venues

Realwheels Theatre Publishes Report on Accessibility of Vancouver Theatre Venues

In 2016, Realwheels Theatre partnered with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) to conduct a Needs Assessment of Accessible Performance Spaces in the City of Vancouver. The project was carried out to address the limited number of theatre venues in Vancouver that are truly and fully accessible for artists/performers, theatre technicians, and patrons with disabilities.

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BC Artscape Issues Call for Tenants for Chinatown Space

BC Artscape is calling for tenants for BC Artscape at the Sun Wah Centre, which will be used as a multi-tenant hub for artists and creative organizations. The deadline for applications is March 24.

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Jude Kusnierz Calls for Coalition Between Vancouver Arts Orgs and Small Businesses in the Wake of Rising Property Taxes

The call comes as a series of dramatic property tax increases leaves the fate of Beaumont Studios unclear.

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City of Vancouver Releases Information on 2017/18 Theatre Rental Grant Program

The Theatre Rental Grant program offers financial assistance to Vancouver-based, professional, non-profit arts and cultural organizations to rent the centrally-located Vancouver Civic Theatres. The deadline to confirm venue dates is March 3.

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Public Workshop on Richmond Artists' Space

An upcoming public workshop is being held to determine the potential uses of the historic Phoenix Net Loft at Britannia Shipyards as a shared arts space. The forum takes place March 8.

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City of Vancouver Issues Survey on Arts and Cultural Spaces

The City of Vancouver has commissioned a study on arts and cultural spaces in Vancouver. As part of the research, the City needs input from arts and cultural organizations and individual artists to understand current and future programming activity, space use and facility needs. The deadline to complete the survey is February 24.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres Offers Photography Workshops At Iconic Performing Arts Venues

Vancouver Civic Theatres is conducting photography classes at iconic theatre venues in Vancouver, in an attempt to engage public interest in the performing arts. The classes take place between February 21 and March 21.

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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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BC Artscape Hosts Report Back Events on Chinatown Arts and Cultural Centre

BC Artscape is hosting a series of 'Report Back to the Community' events to share the results of their expression of interest submission process and the next steps for their planned Chinatown community arts and cultural centre development.

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Vancouver Public Library Receives $2 Million to Expand Its Central Branch

The expansion will allow VPL to provide increased services to the public, create arts and heritage spaces for cultural programming and artist-in-residence activities, and produce a community gathering space and publicly accessible rooftop garden.

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