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

First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

The FPCC offers five grant categories for BC Indigenous artists and organizations with funding from $10,000-$30,000. The deadline is October 31.

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Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

The Canada Council for the Arts is offering information sessions and one-on-one meetings to Vancouver-area writers curious about its Explore and Create program, October 17 and 18.

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More Than $150K Available in City of Kelowna Arts & Culture Grants

More Than $150K Available in City of Kelowna Arts & Culture Grants

More than $150,000 is available in arts and culture grants as the City of Kelowna is now accepting applications for their 2019 Arts and Culture General Operating or Project grants.

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New Fund Focuses On Canada-UK Theatre Collaborations

A fund supporting British and Canadian theatre makers has been set up to nurture creative partnerships and productions between the two countries.

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Upcoming Workshops: Arts and Culture Grant Information in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna is hosting two arts and culture grant information workshops to help guide local, incorporated, non-profit organizations interested in applying for 2019 Arts and Culture General Operating or Project Grants.

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24 Events Funded Through Tourism Events Program

People in communities around the province are looking forward to welcoming even more visitors to their local events and festivals in the year ahead, with marketing support from the Province of BC.

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Applications Open for the 2019 Surrey Cultural Grants Program

The intake period for the 2019 City of Surrey Cultural Grants is now open — attend an info session September 19, and send your Expression of Interest by September 26.

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Five New Members Appointed to BC Arts Council Board

Phillip Djwa, an expert in digital technology, and Norman Armour, formerly of the boundary-expanding PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, are among the new appointees.

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City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

The City has also approved four recommendations to support a wide variety of small to large-scale outdoor events.

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Respectful Workplace Fund Now Open for Applications

Respectful Workplace Fund Now Open for Applications

Creative BC has announced the opening of the Respectful Workplace, Diversity and Gender Parity Fund. The new $175,000 fund will support projects that create and maintain fair, inclusive and safe work environments in the creative industries.

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Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy Grant

Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy Grant

The City of Vancouver is providing a one-time only project grant of up to $20,000 to support priorities expressed by the community through the Creative City Strategy early engagement process. The deadline for applications is September 5.

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BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access

BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access

On July 4, the BC Arts Council launched “New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council 2018-2022,” which includes objectives around increasing and expanding investment in regional and Indigenous arts.

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Creative BC and CBC Launch Digital Production Fund

Creative BC and CBC Launch Digital Production Fund

On June 25, CBC and Creative BC announced the launch of a new $300,000 Digital Production Fund. The joint fund will support the creation of short-form digital content from emerging BC producers and creators.

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BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces

BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces

The $175,000 fund will be used to deliver respectful work-culture training for the board and leadership levels of creative industry associations and regional film commissions.

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City of Vancouver Approves Over $1.6 Million in Cultural Grant Allocations

City of Vancouver Approves Over $1.6 Million in Cultural Grant Allocations

On June 5, Vancouver City Council approved four major cultural grant programs that support creative communities, awarding $1.6 million in funding to 134 recipients.

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Creative BC Announces Amplify BC Funding Program Dates

Creative BC Announces Amplify BC Funding Program Dates

On May 24, Creative BC announced the opening of its first two Amplify BC funding programs and the timeline for all remaining program openings and deadlines.

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Western Canada Theatre Spaces Awarded Infrastructure Grant

On May 15, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport announced $188,000 in funding for important infrastructure upgrades to Sagebrush Theatre and the Pavilion Theatre, both spaces operated by Western Canada Theatre.

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Apply for the Canadian Heritage Legacy Fund

Apply for the Canadian Heritage Legacy Fund

The fund provides funding for community-initiated capital projects that engage citizens and raise awareness of local arts and heritage. Recipients may receive up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $500,000.

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BC Community Infrastructure Projects Supported as Part of Canada 150

BC Community Infrastructure Projects Supported as Part of Canada 150

The beneficiaries of a $300 million federal fund set up to celebrate Canada 150 include several arts, culture and heritage groups from British Columbia, as well as groups upgrading important cultural monuments and facilities.

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Community Gaming Grants Programs Offers Capital Projects Sector Webinar

Community Gaming Grants Programs Offers Capital Projects Sector Webinar

Interested in applying for a Capital Projects Sector Grant in 2018? Attend this free webinar on May 23.

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