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

Curtis Pendleton Named ACT Arts Centre Executive Director

Curtis Pendleton will take on the role of executive director for The ACT Arts Centre starting in February

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WolfBrown Releases Performing Arts Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study

WolfBrown Releases Performing Arts Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study

The study, available for free download, provides a current snapshot of the digital and print media consumption patterns of performing arts patrons, showing a massive trend toward digital consumption.

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Coastal Jazz Introduces New Leadership Structure

Coastal Jazz has announced a new leadership structure. The society, which produces the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, will be helmed by a three-person leadership team.

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Kelowna to Host BreakOut West 2018

The event, taking place October 2018, will include a three-night music festival of new talent from Western Canada, a four-day career development conference and international industry program, awards programs honouring the best of Western Canada’s musicians and industry.

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Linda Tanaka Departs as Vancouver Folk Festival Artistic Managing Director

Linda Tanaka Departs as Vancouver Folk Festival Artistic Managing Director

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society announced November 13 that Linda Tanaka, who has served as the festival’s artistic managing director for the past 10 years, is leaving the festival to return to Salmon Arm.

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BC Touring Council Presents On the Road Touring Workshop

BC Touring Council Presents On the Road Touring Workshop

The BC Touring Council presents On the Road: A Touring Workshop for Aspiring, Emerging Performing Artists. The workshop takes place in Burnaby November 18-19.

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Call for Musicians: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour

Call for Musicians: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is seeking musicians from Surrey, Williams Lake, Kamloops and the Cowichan Valley to perform at their free outdoor festivals in December and January.

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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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CBC/Radio-Canada Seeks New President/CEO and Board Members

Appointment opportunities at CBC/Radio-Canada, including positions on the board of directors and as president/CEO of the corporation, are now open to the public. Deadlines for each position can be found inside.

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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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Jon Washburn Steps Down as Vancouver Chamber Choir Artistic and Executive Director

Washburn will transition to the roles of conductor emeritus and principal guest conductor at the end of the 2018-19 season, his 48th.

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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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City of Vancouver Releases Liquor Policy Review

The review includes new recommendations for arts and culture spaces as well as live music events.

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Pacific Contact 2018 Opens Showcase Applications

The BC Touring Council has opened online showcase applications for its annual touring conference, Pacific Contact 2018. The deadline for applications is June 30.

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Canadian Heritage Matches Over $1 Million in Funding Raised by Vancouver Opera

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage announced that it would invest $1,077,694 in the Vancouver Opera Foundation as part of a matching grant program.

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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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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Names Violinist Nicholas Wright as New Concertmaster

After a lengthy and intensive search, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has named Nicholas Wright as its new concertmaster. 

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musica intima Welcomes Siri Olesen as New Artistic Manager

In her role as artistic manager, Olesen will collaborate with the ensemble, the board of directors and the general manager to develop and facilitate musica intima's artistic vision and goals.

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Province Announces $1.2 Million in Funding to Mark Creative Industries Week

The money, earmarked for the Music Company Development program, will be used to further develop the capacity of BC’s music companies through business development activities. Creative Industries Week runs February 27 through March 5.

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Province and Creative BC Allocate $1.5 Million for 'Career of BC Artists' Program

The new program is designed to stimulate economic growth within the music industry by funding marketing initiatives that build audiences for artists, albums, and live performances. Applications open March 1.

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