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

City of Vancouver to Host Broadway Plan Open Houses

City of Vancouver to Host Broadway Plan Open Houses

The City of Vancouver is hosting a series of open houses for you to make your thoughts known on arts and culture in the area around the new Broadway Subway. Sessions take place from March 7-14.

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City of Kelowna Seeks Input On Cultural Plan

The City of Kelowna continues to seek input on its Cultural Plan via discussions and an online survey, which closes at the end of March.

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City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy Symposium Taking Place March 4

City of Vancouver Creative City Strategy Symposium Taking Place March 4

The symposium will be a significant component in the development of the Creative City Strategy, a culture plan to guide the City of Vancouver’s efforts to support art, culture and creative work and life.

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BC Alliance ED Issues Statement on BC Budget 2019

BC Alliance ED Issues Statement on BC Budget 2019

The new BC budget, unveiled February 19, allots an additional $15 million to the BC Arts Council over the next two years. “Please take a moment to thank your MLA for their support,” says BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay.

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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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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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Government of Canada Launches #YourBudget Consultation Survey

Government of Canada Launches #YourBudget Consultation Survey

The #YourBudget Pre-Budget Consultations 2019 survey is your chance to help shape how the federal government allocates its funds in 2019.

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New Report: Virtually All Canadians Participate in Culture

A new Hill Strategies report finds that in 2016, virtually all Canadians 15 or older participated in some type of arts, culture, or heritage activity, and nearly nine in ten Canadians attended an art gallery, an arts performance, an artistic or cultural event or festival, or a movie theatre.

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Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

The Cultural Human Resources Council and the Conference Board of Canada have announced the launch of a national survey of the Canadian cultural sector labour force — the first of its kind since 2010 and the only current national research on the sector’s employers and workers. 

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It's #GivingTuesday! Support the BC Alliance's Advocacy Efforts

On #GivingTuesday, we give back to the causes that are most important to us. If you appreciate the BC Alliance’s advocacy work, please consider making a small donation.

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Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

Voting Period for Electoral Reform Referendum Extended to December 7

The voting period for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform has been extended by a week. Mail your vote in, and make your voice heard!

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Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Releases Report on Budget 2019 Consultation

Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Releases Report on Budget 2019 Consultation

The report presents a comprehensive and detailed summary of ideas shared by British Columbians for the next provincial budget, and recommends funding increases to the BC Arts Council and Creative BC.

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Write Your MLAs About the Importance of Arts Funding Now!

Write Your MLAs About the Importance of Arts Funding Now!

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture needs your help to ensure that arts and culture are prominently included in the next provincial budget when it’s released in February 2019. Write a letter to your MLAs making the case!

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A Look at Canadian Heritage's Study on Canadians' Participation in the Arts

Following up on the Arts and Heritage Access and Availability Survey 2016-17, Canadian Heritage commissioned focus groups to find out more about Canadian’s participation in the arts.

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Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Want to help advocate for the arts at a national level? The Canadian Arts Coalition is recruiting new members to the six working groups of its Research and Policy Committee.

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Vancouver Mayor-Elect's Victory Speech Recognizes Arts and Culture As Top Priority

Kennedy Stewart’s first words as Vancouver mayor-elect focused on his support for arts and culture. See what he had to say, along with the arts and culture platforms of other successful mayoral candidates across BC.

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Packed Vancouver All Candidates Meeting Focuses On Affordability and Accessibility

Affordable space for artists was the hot topic at the jam-packed Vancouver All Candidates Meeting for Arts and Culture. Candidates also broached accessibility, equity and ways politicians can advocate for culture.

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Americans for the Arts Launches New Web Tool to Gauge Social Impact of Arts

US-based organization Americans for the Arts has released The Arts + Social Impact Explorer, an online tool that draws together more than 1,000 data points on how the arts integrate into—and impact—26 different sectors.

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Ask Your MPs to Support to Canadian Arts Presentation Fund

The CAPF remains under-funded and over-subscribed, affecting our entire touring and presenting ecosystem. Ask your MPs to increase the Fund today!

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