Coldest Night of the Year – Nelson CARES


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Kaslo Jazz – Get Involved!

Join The Team

There are many ways to be involved to make the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival possible! From volunteering, billet hosting, to paid positions. Click here to see the variety of opportunities available to join the team!

Feedback Survey Winner

The winner of the feedback survey to receive a 2019 Weekend Pass has been selected and will be notified very soon. Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey, we appreciate all the feedback to help build this festival year after year. Keep your eye out for these emails in the future for more fun contests!

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Creative City News December 2018: Join CCNC membership and receive more exclusive benefits

In this issue:
2019 Membership
Creative City Summit Highlights
2020-2024 Host City Bid Application Information
News From Around the World
Public Art Calls
Job Postings

Join the Network

Membership with the Creative City Network of Canada offers extensive benefits and opportunities. In addition to a discount on our annual Creative City Summit, access to our list serve, and monthly Member News, we offer the opportunity to connect, learn, and share with colleagues across the country.
Join in 2019 and Unlock Exclusive Benefits

  • Access to best practices, tool kits and peers across the country, all at your fingertips
  • Feature your organization’s peer reviewed achievements at the Public Art Year in Review, peer to peer sessions, and the national CCNC Award of Excellence Program at the annual Creative City Summit
  • Learn from experts through keynote speeches, webinars, and feature articles in the member news
  • Opportunity to host the annual summit in your city. Highlight your local cultural community and assets
  • Join working groups, subcommittees or special project teams which grow professional learnings and expand progressive practice
  • Join the Cultural Statistics Consortium and purchase your local GDP and job data at an affordable price

How to Join

CCNC is moving into the future, or at least the more recent past, and is making membership renewal payments available online! That’s right, you will now be able to pay your membership fees online on the CCNC website.
Important Information:

  • Payment can be made by cheque, credit card, Paypal, and Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • The online membership renewal form will be available on the CCNC website on January 1st, 2019.
  • Payment is due January 31st, 2019.

Membership Information:

Please contact us at or at 604-688-2489. Information can also be found on the membership page on our website.

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NYTimes: Tracy K. Smith on How Poetry Is Addressing Public Concerns

The United States poet laureate looks at the ways in which poets have dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.

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Get your ArtsWells Early Crow Pass for just $145 today!

Welcome to ArtsWells Festival 2019

BC Day Long Weekend 2019 | August 2nd – 5th | Wells & Barkerville, BC

Get your Early Crow 4-Day Pass for just $145!

Known as the “festival of all things art,” ArtsWells showcases hundreds of artists working in an array of art forms and musical genres in unique venues throughout the two towns. Intimate rooms like the Sunset Theatre in Wells or St. Saviour’s Church in Barkerville Historic Town provide space for artistic reverie, while the Wells Community Hall and the Outdoor Stage give you room to get down on the dance floor. With both towns creating the festival site, arts and culture abound on every street corner, including visual art installations, roving performers, parades, literary readings, theatre shows, and inspiring music from morning until night. Delve further into the experience of art with the many workshops and special collaborations that take place throughout the weekend, or head down to the creek to soak up the sounds of a spontaneous musical jam.

RSVP to our 2019 Facebook Event
At the heart of it all, ArtsWells offers four fun-filled days of creative community and artistic connection with exceptional musical experiences for every taste under the rainbow, young and old. It welcomes everyone to be a participant and dive into the diversity and beauty of art that exists in our own backyard and across the globe.

Weekend passes start at $145 are available from and children aged 12 and under are free! Every adult weekend pass includes a $15 voucher to spend at the festival merch booth. Camping and other accommodations available from ArtsWells and other providers throughout Wells and Barkerville.

Applications are now also open to perform & create at Artswells 2019, simply head to here. ArtsWells and Island Mountain Arts is grateful to operate on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lhtako Dene part of the Dakelh Nation.

Get your Early Crow pass here!

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The MMIAM Journey – December 2018


MMIAM Graduate and Gallery Owner Showcases Quebec Artists to the World:

In Conversation with Anne D’Amours McDonald

Anne D’Amours McDonald graduated from the MMIAM programme’s third cohort in 2016. Prior to her studies, she completed Bachelor and Master degrees in Fine Art and worked as an arts manager for several art galleries in her hometown of Québec City. Following her MMIAM studies, Anne returned home and founded Galerie.a to develop an international network of artists and collectors for contemporary art from Quebec. Laura Adlers interviewed Anne recently to discuss her new business and becoming a cultural entrepreneur.

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Empowering Arts Leaders with High-Quality Data and Evidence-Based Resources:

In Conversation with SMU DataArts Director Zannie Giraud Voss

Zannie Giraud Voss Ph.D. is Director of SMU DataArts as well as Chair and Professor of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship in the Meadows School of the Arts and the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She is also one of the co-creators of the MMIAM programme. Laura Adlers interviewed Professor Voss recently to discuss the evolution of the MMIAM programme and her new role as Director of SMU DataArts.

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The 2019 Kootenay Co-op Radio Polar Bear Swim Is On!

Nelson, BC – Kootenay Co-op Radio has once again taken on the task of organizing the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim happening at noon at Lakeside Park in Nelson on January 1, 2019. With a near-record turn-out last year, volunteer organizers at the station are hoping to see the event bring out even more swimmers this year.

“We were super lucky with the weather in 2018, and hoping we have a nice day again this year. But we’ll be serving up hot chocolate and chilli again to take the bite out of whatever winter throws at us”, says event organizer Stephanie Meyers.

With a goal of raising $5000, the event is being held as a fundraiser for the mostly volunteer-run station, and Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS). “Kootenay Co-op Radio runs on a shoestring budget, but we still have bills to pay. We have a small, part-time staff, a mortgage on our building, and our gear is in dire need of upgrades. Still, building community is one of our primary goals, so we like to share the love with other local non-profits”, says Meyers. “Friend of Kootenay Lake is the perfect fit for an event like this.” Formed in 2012, FOKLSS is dedicated to sustaining a healthy Kootenay Lake for future generations.

Along with hot chocolate, chilli, and propane heaters, organizers will have Search and Rescue on hand should any swimmers get into trouble. “One thing we’ve noticed about Nelson, is the people love to dress up. So if you have a costume that won’t drown you, by all means, wear it!”, says Meyers.

Participants are encouraged to seek pledges from friends, neighbours, and family. Pledge forms may be picked up at Kootenay Co-op Radio, or emailed. For more information on how volunteer, or to request a pledge form, contact

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