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

ArtsProfessional Launches Survey on Sexual Harassment in the Arts

The survey emerges as artists and arts organizations pledge to stop sexual abuse in the arts.

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Andrew Wilhelm-Boyles Dies at 74

Wilhelm-Boyles, who died August 1, was a national figure in music and dance, and a former executive director of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

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Vancouver Writer Jim Wong-Chu Dies

Wong-Chu, a Vancouver-based author and a leader in the Asian-Canadian community, founded the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop and Ricepaper.

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Arts Club Theatre Company Names Ashlie Corcoran As New Artistic Director

Ashlie Corcoran, who is originally from White Rock, and is currently artistic director at Thousand Islands Playhouse in Ontario, assumes the artistic leadership role at the Arts Club in October.

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An Uninterrupted Conversation with Artist Nettie Wild

The Alliance speaks with Nettie Wild, whose public art film "Uninterrupted" sees giant salmon swimming on the vast underbelly of Vancouver's Cambie Bridge.

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"Just Give Us Good Art": Five Questions For REVOLUTION Panel Moderator Dani Fecko

We catch up with agent, producer and consultant Dani Fecko, who will moderate the panel "New Ways of Working Together: The Next Generation," at REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity. REVOLUTION, the Alliance's annual conference, takes place in Vancouver June 8.

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"New Arts Club Hire Must Prioritize Diversity," Alliance ED Brenda Leadlay Tells The Georgia Straight

Leadlay told the Straight that Arts Club hiring committee members must ensure that "they are aware of the national concern that is surrounding [...] cultural diversity in leadership positions."

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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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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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