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

Actsafe Safety Association Appointments New Executive Director

Actsafe Safety Association Appointments New Executive Director

Manu (Manobhiram) Nellutla will be the new executive director of Actsafe. He starts March 11.

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BC Arts Council Seeks Equity Consultant

BC Arts Council Seeks Equity Consultant

The BC Arts Council has posted an RFI as the first step in contracting an Equity Consultant to support the implementation of New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council, specifically focused on Equity, Diversity, and Access. The deadline for responses has been extended to March 11.

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What Are the Best Ways to Collaborate Online?

What Are the Best Ways to Collaborate Online?

We're excited to present our latest #DigitalLadders Salon, Digital Tools to Collaborate Online, March 12. This session will provide an overview introduction, case studies and an adaptable list of tools to help your organization better collaborate with outside stakeholders from a distance.

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CAPACOA Launches New Digital Literacy Initiative for Performing Arts Sector

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture will be a regional partner for the Linked Digital Future Initiative, which includes coaching programs and digital literacy solutions, and will explore new ways to digitize the performing arts.

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Upcoming Workshop: "Copyright 101 in Victoria" with Artists' Legal Outreach

Upcoming Workshop: "Copyright 101 in Victoria" with Artists' Legal Outreach

How do we know what’s fair to use, or what others can use of ours? The Artists’ Legal Outreach tackles the nuances of copyright, fair use and more in Victoria on February 25.

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House of Commons Releases Report On Gender Parity in Arts Organizations

A new report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage sheds light on issues around gender parity in arts and culture organizations.

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Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Cannabis Sponsorship of Arts and Culture

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on Cannabis Sponsorship of Arts and Culture

The government is currently consulting on the regulatory framework for cannabis and has asked for “additional comments to share regarding the legalization and strict regulation of cannabis in Canada.” The BC Alliance is interested in the arts, culture and heritage sector’s thoughts on the current restrictions around cannabis sponsorship. Send us your feedback by February 20.

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Hill Strategies Research Releases New Report on Demographic Patterns in Arts Participation

The report examines the influence of a wide range of demographic factors on Canadian arts participation rates, including education, family income, language, sex, age, and many others.

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Arts Umbrella Launches Program to Bring Arts Education to Remote Communities

Arts Umbrella Launches Program to Bring Arts Education to Remote Communities

Northern Arts Connection, Arts Umbrella’s new partnership with TakingITGlobal, will deliver theatre and visual arts workshops to remote Canadian communities via two-way video.

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CHRC Issues Call for Proposals for Sector Trainers on Harassment

CHRC Issues Call for Proposals for Sector Trainers on Harassment

Cultural Human Resources Council and the Coordinating Committee of Respectful Workplaces in the Arts are seeking proposals from individuals interested in delivering training sessions on workplace harassment in the arts. Send in your application by February 22.

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Upcoming Workshop: "Navigating Gaming: How to Win a Community Gaming Grant"

Upcoming Workshop: "Navigating Gaming: How to Win a Community Gaming Grant"

For all those who need the “101” on successfully applying for a BC Gaming Community Grant, the BC Alliance offers “Navigating Gaming: How to Win a Community Gaming Grant” with Mary Ann S. Anderson, February 19. Register now!

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Julie Mamias Steps In as New Works Executive Director

Julie Mamias Steps In as New Works Executive Director

17-year arts sector veteran Julie Mamias, who most recently worked with Made in BC-Dance on Tour, assumed the role of New Works executive director on February 1.

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Order of British Columbia Open for Nominations

Order of British Columbia Open for Nominations

Any British Columbian (or former long-term resident) who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in any field, including arts, culture and/or community service, is eligible to receive the Order of British Columbia. Nominate by March 1.

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Deadline to Apply for #DigitalLadders Learn-to-Do Lab #3 Extended to February 12

We’ve extended the deadline to apply for our third Digital Ladders Learn-to-Lab, which takes place April 10-12 at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Library in Vancouver. Applications will now be accepted until February 12.

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Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

 Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

In the coming weeks, we’re excited to offer sessions on tax preparation, succession planning, Gaming grant applications, and reconciliation through Indigenous art! Click through for more information.

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Round-Up: Newly Available City of Vancouver + Provincial Grants

Round-Up: Newly Available City of Vancouver + Provincial Grants

Grants newly open for applications include Community Arts Program and Theatre Rental Grants from the City of Vancouver, and International Presence Funding from the Province of British Columbia. Click through for more information and relevant deadlines.

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Vancouver Art Gallery Announces $40 Million Gift, Unveils Design for New Building

The unprecedented gift from the Chan Family will be put toward the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new building, which will be called Chan Centre for the Visual Arts.

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Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Accepting Applications for Arts and Culture Grants

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Accepting Applications for Arts and Culture Grants

Artists and arts and culture organizations in the Columbia Basin Trust Region are invited to apply for funding through the CKCA. Deadlines occur on March 1 and 15.

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Province of BC & BC Museums Association Offering Grants for Free Family Day Programming

Province of BC & BC Museums Association Offering Grants for Free Family Day Programming

The Province, in partnership with the BCMA, is providing one-time grants to support local museums, art galleries, historic places, cultural heritage institutions and First Nations communities in coordinating family-based, admission-free, Family Day events. The deadline is February 11, or as funds remain available.

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Save the Date: City of Vancouver's Creative City Strategy Symposium to Take Place March 4

Save the Date: City of Vancouver's Creative City Strategy Symposium to Take Place March 4

The City of Vancouver invites all members of the public to the Creative City Strategy Symposium on March 4, a full day of interactive sessions that will shape the Creative City Strategy recommendations.

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