Heritage BC: Call for 2020 Conference Proposals Now Open

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Call for Submissions

Heritage BC Conference: The Culture of Heritage:
Place and Space

Chilliwack, May 7 through 9, 2020

Call for Conference Proposals Now Open

Heritage exists in the broad spectrum between the tangible and intangible. It is our places for work, living, loving, seeing, and remembering. And it is our spaces for meeting, sharing, understanding, listening, and learning.

Heritage describes the relationships of the physical and conceptual, of land and people, of communities and cultures, and of environments and traditions. We conserve sites, preserve artifacts, build communities, capture stories, map names, fight climate change, preserve land, and protect environments.

At our 2020 conference, we explore all the ways that heritage creates places and spaces to transform our lives, societies, and environments.

Heritage BC is now accepting proposals for speakers and presentations for the 2020 Heritage BC conference. For more information, visit our website or refer to the submission form.

Need inspiration for your conference proposal?

Check out our program proposals for ideas, or you may want to join one of these panel discussions.

Conference 2020 Program Proposals

Have a say in the proposed amendments to the Societies Act

Over the past two-and-a-half years, the government has been monitoring how the new Act has been working for societies. Based on feedback, proposed amendments have been developed to address the issues that have come to light.

You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed amendments. The deadline for feedback is August 23, 2019. Information about the consultation can be found on the government’s website.

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Indigenous Music Initiative grants are now open!


We are pleased to announce the Indigenous Music Initiative grants are now open! 

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2019.

The focus of the initiative is to increase opportunities for Indigenous music industry professionals to participate in, and further influence, B.C.’s music industry through knowledge transfer, skill development and the creation of new business opportunities.

The Indigenous Music Initiative (IMI) offers funding in the following programs:

The goal of IMI is to assist emerging music industry professionals and Indigenous-directed independent recording studios to engage in skill development and build professional capacity. This program is funded in partnership with Creative BC.

Eligibility: Any Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) residents of B.C. over 19 years of age are eligible to apply.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
How to Apply: For more information, grant guidelines and application form click here

If you have questions or need assistance with your application please contact Sarah Pocklington, Arts Program Manager
Email sarah@fpcc.ca or Tel. 250-652-5952, ext. 212.

Warm regards,

Nk’yap’xn (Pat Alec)
Communications Officer, First Peoples’ Cultural Council

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RVAC: Volunteers Needed

Donate Some Time for the Transformation of the Centre!

Friday 23rd,
Saturday 24th,
Sunday 25th :

Help us to strip out the carpet and laminate flooring ready for our transformation!

We also need help to re-stain our signage frames!

Please let us know if you can help: info@revelstokeartgallery.ca


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CBC News: Defaced art generates conversation about decolonization

Artist behind Wolfe and Sparrows isn’t mad but is a bit confused by vandal’s message

Public art is meant to start conversations — and when Wolfe and Sparrows was installed back in May it didn’t make too much of a stir.

Compared to other pieces in the city’s public art program it was installed without attracting negative headlines or much critique.

But this month a vandal left their mark on the piece with a political message that’s got the community talking.

“I think whether this person’s really understanding what the work is about or not, they are engaging in a personal conversation.”

– Brandon Vickerd

On the base of the traditional-looking bronze sculpture in red paint someone sprayed “Decolonize Canada.”

Wolfe and Sparrows was developed during a three-year process between artist Brandon Vickerd and the Calgary community of Inglewood. The piece took shape after community consultation and was finally installed by the new zoo bridge and unveiled in May.

Vickerd said he’s used to having his art tagged, but this is different.

To read the article, click here.

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Last Call for Submissions: 2020 Exhibition Proposals

Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre 2020 Exhibition Proposals : LAST CALL

Deadline: August 31st 2019

The Gallery is currently accepting proposals for its 2020 exhibition year. Please submit applications by email, mail or in person to the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre before August 31st 2020.

For full details, please see Application Form attached Below

Application Form: Click Here

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On the Other Hand…


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Announcement: The return of James and Jamesy!

James & Jamesy (UK) presents
O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy
Saturday, December 21, 7:30 pm
The Bailey Theatre
Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups!

Off-Broadway Comedians and 3-time IMPRESARIO Award-Winners (London) James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy classic O Christmas Tea; a wonderfully outrageous show that has delighted the hearts of thousands every holiday season.

When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over 20 comedy awards to their name—sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity in a celebration of friendship at Christmas.

Watch the video.

“Complete and utter fun… for all ages.” ★★★★★ CBC

“Outrageously funny, magnificently written, beautifully choreographed.” ★★★★★ London Free Press

“I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this.” ★★★★★ Stage Door Toronto

Hailed as “a child’s imagination on steroids” by London Free Press and “a masterpiece of physical comedy” by Theatre In London, critics rave for the charismatic James & Jamesy. A must-see performance on the international comedy circuit, the unstoppable duo, regarded as “one of the most popular fringe duos ever” (CBC), has been named Best of Fest (Orlando, Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa), Most Outstanding Show (London), Best Comedy (Victoria), Patrons’ Pick (London), among many other accolades.

Our email subscribers are offered an online pre-sale from August 20 at noon before the general on-sale date of August 22. Use the code TEASTHESEASON in the Presale Access Box near the top of the page.

Buy Now

Trail & District Arts Council presents
at Kootenay Savings Music in the Park
Gyro Park, Trail
Thursday, August 22, 7-8 pm

Join us for the last Kootenay Savings Music in the Park this Summer!
Hairlöss is a five piece group of Dad’s covering Rock hits from the past and present.
Their performances are fun and entertaining for everyone….and their amps go to 11……

They had the idea to start the band for a birthday party. And so, after several hours of practice and the addition of some more brave souls, Chris heard “FOOTLOOSE” at his surprise birthday party. In fact, he liked it so much, he came up on stage and sang; and low and behold we witnessed the birth of a singer! One song turned into 10, then 20 and eventually 4 hours with of material. One of Dean’s co-workers heard about the band and said something to effect of “You old geezers, you should call yourselves HAIRLOSS”…..and the legend was complete! A few lineup changes later brought us Chad who brought his drums and there you have it….Old Guys Rock….”

Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Entry by $2 minimum donation.

This show is made possible thanks to funding from Kootenay Savings, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada and Teck Metals Ltd.

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