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

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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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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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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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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Share Your Ideas on the Design and Creation of BC’s First Chinese Canadian Museum

Share Your Ideas on the Design and Creation of BC’s First Chinese Canadian Museum

Community meetings will take place in Kamloops (January 19), Nanaimo (January 25) and Victoria (January 26) to help in the design, creation and content of a provincial Chinese Canadian museum. Feedback is also being accepted online until February 8.

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Explore New Worlds in Virtual Reality at Our Newest #DigitalLadders Salon

Virtual reality is one of the most exciting new avenues of digital technology, creating endless opportunities to showcase your art and better serve your audiences in innovative, exciting ways. Join the BC Alliance on February 5 as VR pro Vincent McCurley walks us through Virtual Reality for the Arts.

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Moving from Creative Vision to Finding Your Digital Tools with #DigitalLadders

Our newly minted Salon, taking place February 26, focuses on the process of Moving from Creative Vision to Finding Your Digital Tools — helping you figure out the steps toward taking action on your big idea.

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BC Alliance to Co-Host Upcoming Info Session and One-on-One Meetings on Canada Council Funding

BC Alliance to Co-Host Upcoming Info Session and One-on-One Meetings on Canada Council Funding

Artists in Vancouver are invited to join the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Alliance for a free public info session on January 28, or sign up for a one-on-one meeting with Canada Council officers January 29.

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Applications Open for Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Grants

Grant applications are now open for BC arts and cultural submissions designed to bring healing to people and communities in response to environmental, social and economic hardships. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

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Nominations Open for BCALS Outstanding Contribution Awards

Nominations Open for BCALS Outstanding Contribution Awards

The BC Academic Libraries Section Outstanding Contribution Award is presented to an individual who works in an academic library (or team of academic library personnel) whose professional achievements have made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia. Submit your nomination by March 29.

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City of Port Coquitlam Seeks Proposals for Pride Public Art Project

City of Port Coquitlam Seeks Proposals for Pride Public Art Project

The City of Port Coquitlam seeks proposals for an artist-led, community-engaged public art project that recognizes and celebrates Port Coquitlam’s LGBTQ2+ community.

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Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Accepting Applications

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Accepting Applications

The Cultural Human Resources Council is accepting employers’ applications for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage 2019-2020 program. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

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VSO Orchestral Institute Announces New Three-Year Partnership with University of British Columbia and 2019 Auditions

VSO Orchestral Institute Announces New Three-Year Partnership with University of British Columbia and 2019 Auditions

The VSO Orchestral Institute will be in residence in Vancouver in partnership with the University of British Columbia from June 24 to July 3, 2019. Musicians ages 15-25 are invited to apply to audition.

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Introducing Our Latest Digital Ladders Faculty

We're excited to introduce the most recent additions to our Digital Ladders Faculty, Nate Smith and Sally Smythe of The Vacuum, an award-winning design studio whose clients include Nike, Fitbit, Arc'teryx, Telus, and ESPN.

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Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Arts and heritage organizations can apply for up to $5,000 to organize a collaborative problem-solving activity which seeks to address a common business challenge.

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City of Kelowna Seeks Youth and Young Professionals for Arts, Culture and Heritage Forums

As part of the engagement process for its upcoming Cultural Plan, the City of Kelowna is seeking youth (grade 11 and 12) and young professionals (post-secondary student) for two forums on arts, culture and heritage.

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The Wait is Over: Welcome to Digital Ladders

Welcome to Digital Ladders, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture’s digital literacy initiative. We’ve teamed up with BC’s foremost digital experts to take the digital skills of BC's creative community to the next level. Read on to see how Digital Ladders can benefit you and your organization, at little to no expense.

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