Lone Scherfig’s Creative Alliance Joins Forces With Nordisk Film – Deadline

Danish production company Creative Alliance, which is run by Lone Scherfig, Ole Christian Madsen and Malene Blenkov, has struck an exclusive agreement with Nordisk Film Production. Blenkov will head up the joint entity, Nordisk Film – Creative Alliance, which will act as a new division of Nordisk Film Production, alongside co-owners Scherfig and Madsen. Founded … Read more

B.C. Announces Permanent Paid Sick Leave — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Effective January 1, 2022, the vast majority of workers in B.C. no longer have to choose between going to work sick or losing wages, as B.C.’s first-ever permanent paid sick leave comes into effect with 5 paid sick days each year. Both full- and part-time employees are eligible for this benefit. To learn more, click … Read more

Introducing the Art for Social Change Network — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The Art for Social Change Network (ASCN) has officially launched! Led by community-engaged arts organizations acting as regional hubs, ASCN is designed to connect and support hundreds of arts for social change (ASC) organizations and independent artists across Canada. The ASC sector in Canada and around the world works in service to the needs of … Read more

Hill Strategies Releases Research on Anti-Black Racism in the Arts — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The latest issue of Hill Strategies’ Arts Research Monitor tackles equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization — specifically, the signs and effects of anti-Black racism in the arts. The issue features: Insights into equity issues in the arts, particularly anti-Black racism, including the challenging employment situation of racialized workers in Canada’s screen-based industry, insufficient philanthropic investment … Read more

Hill Strategies Releases Brief On Organizational Stress + Resilience in the Arts — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Hill Strategies Research has released the first statistical report in the new SIA Brief series, designed to offer insights into topics such as public engagement in the arts, the wellbeing of artists and arts organizations, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using recent information from a range of Canadian sources, Organizational stress and resilience in … Read more

New Resources from Mass Culture Tackle Arts + Mental Health, NFP Governance and More — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Here’s a look at some of the latest resources from Mass Culture. First, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), now in its 26th year, calls for urgent policy priorities that would ensure a publicly led, inclusive pandemic recovery. Mass Culture contributed the culture chapter to this document. To read the chapter, … Read more

The Missing Link to Climate Action” — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The following is excerpted from a communication issued by UK non-profit Julie’s Bicycle. The latest international research by Julie’s Bicycle – Culture: The Missing Link to Climate Action – is the result of collaborative working with partners across the world. This research combines data that analyses publicly available national arts policies of 25 ODA (official … Read more

Rogers, Creative BC Announce $1M Fund for Indigenous Storytellers in British Columbia — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Indigenous filmmakers are seizing opportunities to tell authentic stories, with representation across all aspects of production—from leadership to cast and crew. To amplify their voices for a rapidly expanding audience at home and around the world, and to ensure support for the Indigenous point of view in Canada’s motion picture industry, Rogers Group of Funds … Read more

Writing Your Case for Support with David Love — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The days have gotten shorter, but we’ve brought a little light to fill your Fall: check out our online workshops! Sit under the learning tree of our fundraising, touring, and grant-writing experts, all from the comfort of your own home. These three sessions run from November 18 to November 29, so make sure to register … Read more

Province Doubles Supports for Arts and Culture Spaces — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Arts and culture groups throughout B.C. can look forward to new and enhanced spaces with $4 million to support the Arts Infrastructure Program. This is the second year this funding has been made available in response to the needs of arts and culture groups. In 2020-21, the program had an initial budget of $2 million. However, … Read more