Job Opportunity at RVAC

Join the Team!

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Society is
currently accepting applications for
Executive Director position.

Please click here to find out more about this position. Thank you!

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Alliance News / A Closer Look at the Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund

Featured In This Issue

  • A Closer Look at the Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund
  • Hot Off the Blog: Register for Arts Day on the Hill 2018
  • What’s On This Week: August 15-21


A Closer Look at the Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund 

Earlier this week, staff from the Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund gathered with the arts and culture community to answer questions on the recently established $88.5 million Digital Strategy Fund.

Our executive director Brenda Leadlay was in attendance. Here are a few of her takeaways from the helpful session:

  • The Fund supports Canadian artists, groups and arts organizations in understanding the digital world, engaging with it, and responding to the changes it produces.
  • Canada Council staff emphasized that the Fund is different from other Canada Council programs in that all funded digital projects must identify a need that can be addressed using digital technology.
  • Unlike other programs, the Digital Strategy Fund is meant to focus on collaboration and partnerships, open-mindedness, and the willingness to share knowledge and results, experimentation and iterative development.

In addition, the Digital Strategy Fund will be accepting applications for funding up to $50,000 on an ongoing basis, via its Digital Literacy and Intelligence stream, with applicants notified of their results within just three months. The portal for applications will open in September; more information can be found here.

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Idealware: Download Our Free Article, “Nonprofit Best Practices: Online Donation Appeals”

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BC Culture Days Celebrates Nine Years of Community-driven Arts and Cultural Engagement Throughout British Columbia

Thousands of British Columbians across the province to participate in open rehearsals, workshops, discussions, tours and collaborative art projects, as part of the nation-wide Culture Days celebration, September 28-30
Vancouver, BC (August 15, 2018)BC Culture Days is back and bigger than ever in honour of its ninth anniversary season, taking place across British Columbia and the nation, September 28-30, 2018.

Whether fans of the arts, interested in a specific skill, or looking to become more involved in the cultural life of your particular community, people from across the province of British Columbia are invited to take part in this national celebration of arts, culture and heritage. Thousands of free, hands-on and behind-the-scenes opportunities are on offer, such as workshops, open rehearsals, tours, collaborative art projects and panel discussions — all hosted by local arts groups, individuals and municipalities.

A community-specific, grassroots event that is also a national celebration of arts and cultural engagement, BC Culture Days will be showcasing hundreds of events in every corner of British Columbia: from Vancouver and Victoria, to small communities in the Northern and Eastern regions of BC. Examples include:

Northern BC


  • Representative event: Indigenous Art Show, a showcase of local Indigenous artists and artisans in Quesnel

Thompson Okanagan

  • Representative event: Play in a Day, a collaborative workshop in Kelowna to create a series of short plays within 24 hours


  • Representative event: Two-woman Crime Spree, a panel discussion with local mystery authors J. G. Toews and R.M. Greenaway in Nelson

Vancouver Island

  • Representative event: Ballet Victoria Company Class, a warm-up and rehearsal for dancers in the company, aspiring professionals and the general public

Sea to Sky

Fraser Valley

Sunshine Coast

Metro Vancouver

BC Culture Days will officially launch in British Columbia on Wednesday, September 19 in Nelson, BC, from 4pm to 6pm with a parade to City Hall courtyard, proclamations, a flash mob, and a celebratory dance party on Hall Street. Media in the region will receive more information as it becomes available.

A complete list of events across the province of British Columbia is now available online at The list is updated regularly to reflect new additions. Updates and highlighted events can also be found on our Social Media Channels:

Facebook: @BCCultureDays / @CultureDays
Twitter: @BCCultureDays / @CultureDays
Instagram: @BCCultureDays / @CultureDays

CALL TO ACTION: Community members, artists and groups looking to host their own BC Culture Days event may visit the website ( and click on Register your activity or event!

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BCTC’s August 2018 Newsletter

Pacific Contact 2019 Showcase Applications
Pacific Contact 2019 + Future Dates & Location

Aspiring Emerging Artists (AEA) Initiative 
Industry News

Pacific Contact 2019 will take place April 4-7 at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel with showcases at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby.

Thank you for Applying to Showcase 
Thank you to those that applied to showcase at Pacific Contact 2019. Applicants will be notified of showcase selection by September 15th.

Future Dates
Pacific Contact 2020April 2-5, 2020, Burnaby
Pacific Contact 2021April 8-11, 2021, Burnaby

Presenters’ Vitality and Impact Survey
BCTC is partnering with other Regional Presenting Networks and with Hill Strategies Research to conduct a pan-Canadian survey that will set new benchmarks for performance measurement and for case-making. The survey is currently in design and will open in early September. If you have any question about the survey or if you wish to join the advisory committee, please contact Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development at CAPACOA.

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Province of BC and the BC Arts Council. The Aspiring, Emerging Artists (AEA) Initiative is a project of BCTC.

On the Road Touring Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Workshops 
BCTC will host two x two-day workshops this fall and in the spring of 2019. Stay tuned for dates and details to be announced in September.

Warming up the Act funding program
Warming Up the Act (WUTA) provides funding to BC presenters to engage aspiring emerging BC artists as openers for main stage artists/acts presented as part of a series or season. The program will re-launch in September with an ongoing intake deadline up to November 30.

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From our Vantage Point podcast ep. 40 – Tips for your first 6 months as a board member

Special Guest: Nav Nagra

Nav Nagra, a dedicated arts sector volunteer, received an exciting opportunity in her inbox – a board role with the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. She took the leap into this board position in early 2018, leveraging her passion for the arts together with her writing skills.

Now 6 months into her role, Nav shares tips to find a great board role, prepare for your first board meeting, and contribute as a new board member.

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Heritage BC Update: Have you added your voice to a Year of Action? (one minute of your time could lead to funding)

Highlighting The Blue Cabin, Vancouver

2016 Heritage Legacy Fund recipient, Heritage Conservation Project

The long-term vision for this project is to remediate and repurpose the Blue Cabin as a sustainable floating artist residency, to continue its life as an artist workspace, a much-needed production space for artists interested in working with community-engaged art. Our goal is to move the Blue Cabin to a barge or platform, located in a culturally, socially or historically relevant public site, to be used as a studio space alongside a small house. It will act as a floating environment for a unique and vital multi-disciplinary artist-in-residence program, preserving this special story and using it to tell the heritage history of the Lower Mainland.

The project speaks to Greater Vancouver’s maritime history, including the history of squatting, waterways as conduits for trade, and creates opportunities to address BC’s resource-based economies within a global context. There has also been considerable interest in the squatter history of Vancouver, as it is often linked to cultural production. This last remaining cabin from the foreshore will remind citizens about the long, rich history of squatting that was utilized throughout the Lower Mainland, as a way to deal with the housing crisis of the time. The interface between contemporary art, contemporary social issues and heritage makes this project unique.

Year of Action: Raise your voice and add your signature.

Canada’s heritage community is entering an exciting new phase in the Year of Action for historic places! The National Trust of Canada and Heritage BC are asking you to help ensure substantial funding for historic places in the Federal Budget 2019.

Our collective effort is to demonstrate grassroots support by obtaining as many signatures on the petition as possible.

Please sign the petition today and share it with your contacts.

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