City of Vancouver Seeks Engagement to Redevelop West End Community Hub — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The City invites the public to attend the virtual launch of W.E. Connect, an engagement process that will help guide future redevelopment of the West End Community Hub, the site that includes the West End Community Centre, King George Secondary School, Joe Fortes Library, and other important facilities. Reconciliation is at the heart of this … Read more

Canada Council Launches Digital Generator and Digital Greenhouse — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced two new programs: Digital Generator, to help arts groups, collectives, and organizations to build digital capacity, and transform their business models and operations; and Digital Greenhouse, to help artists, arts groups and arts organizations develop projects that make use of digital technology to address sectoral and digital … Read more

All-Parties Town Hall Addresses Audiovisual Industry — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

On September 8, the Directors Guild of Canada hosted a virtual town hall where candidates from the five major national parties addressed the future of the audiovisual industry — television, music, radio, streaming and more. In attendance at the event, moderated by Trina McQueen of York University and Patrick White of UQAM Media School, were … Read more

Statistics Canada Issues Report on Arts and Culture in 2020 — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

First, some news that will likely be very unsurprising: despite government assistance, operating revenues, salary, wage, commission and benefit expenses fell in all industries (except for the operating of sound recording). The industries and organizations that were able to best weather the storm were those who embraced the digital transformation already underway at the beginning … Read more

Parties Talk Arts and Culture in National Debate — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

On September 12, candidates from the major national parties got down to brass tacks on arts and culture in a debate hosted on CPAC by the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The debate took place in French, with English translation available. Click the image above to watch, or click here. In the debate … Read more

Vancouver Arts Organizations Can Now Apply for CASC Grants — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

The following is excerpted from a communication issued by the City of Vancouver. Is your organization planning an arts or cultural project? If so, you may be eligible to apply for Communities and Artists Shifting Culture (CASC), a grant program which combines the programs formerly known as Projects and Community Arts. CASC grants support a … Read more

Province Introduces New Vaccine Card Mandate — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Users will also be able to print off paper copies from the website, or call 1-833-838-2323 to get a paper copy mailed to them. Among the places proof of vaccination will be required: indoor concerts and theatre, dance, and symphony events; licensed restaurants, and those offering table service (indoor and outdoor dining); pubs, bars and … Read more

BCMA and Heritage BC Seek COVID-19 Data From Heritage and GLAM Sector — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

It has now been one year since the BC Museums Association and Heritage BC circulated a survey to gather information to help describe the “health” of the BC heritage sector. That information was used to produce advocacy messages and programming to support the well-being of the sector and its workers. Now, it’s time for a … Read more

Disability Alliance BC Seeks Proposals for Accessibility Projects — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Disability Alliance BC has announced a Call for Proposals (CFP) for projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in BC communities.  Funding of $10,000 to $40,000 per project will be disbursed to a maximum of $450,000. Proposals are due by October 2, 2021 and funding for successful projects will be disbursed … Read more

It’s Time to Vote with ArtsVote BC! — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

We’re excited to redebut ArtsVote BC for the 2021 federal election! Visit artsvotebc.ca to learn about the major parties’ platform positions on arts and culture issues, check out a map of all-candidates meetings in your area, and browse resources to help you make the case for the arts. One thing we’re encouraging everyone to do, … Read more