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Hot Off the Blog: A Roundup of Arts + Culture News and Information

Notes from the Alliance’s Pre-Election Call to Action 

On December 6, 2016, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture hosted a pre-election advocacy event in Vancouver as part of our ask for the provincial government to double the budget of the BC Arts Council over the next three years. If you weren’t able to make it in person, or you’d like a reminder of the ideas generated, we’ve compiled the discussion notes for you.
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Alliance Discount to Attend National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference 

Arts Reach, the US-based Association Of Arts Management, Marketing & Development Professionals, is extending a special offer to Alliance constituents who register for its conference by January 31.
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BC Arts Organizations Receive 2016-17 Collaborative Spaces Investments 

Thirteen arts organizations throughout the province will enhance their creative spaces with the support of $499,500 in grants from the British Columbia government.
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Schedule of Upcoming Community Gaming Grant Workshops 

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development is hosting a series of regional community gaming grant workshop events across British Columbia. Check this schedule to see if any are occurring near you!
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YVR Art Foundation Announces Call for Art Scholarship Applications from First Nations Artists 

The YVR Art Foundation has announced announce a call for applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for youth or mid-career artist scholarships. The deadline is January 27.
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Boca Del Lupo Announces Space Residency Program 

Boca del Lupo has announced a call for submissions for their Space Residency Program, which provides successful applicants with up to two weeks of free performance and rehearsal space on Granville Island in Vancouver. The deadline for applications is March 1.
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Five BC Arts Orgs Receive International Presence Funding From Provincial Government 

The grants, totaling $250,000, aim to increase international awareness of and exposure to BC artists, culture, creativity and innovation.
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Community Arts Council of Vancouver Welcomes New Executive Director 

Eric Rhys Miller, an arts administrator and community-engaged artist with a background in theatre, takes over leadership of the CACV from Chris Gilpin, who departs for the BC Arts Council.
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Nominations Open for Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence 

Nominations for the award, which honours writers with a substantial body of work who have contributed to BC’s literary community/industry, close January 31.
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Canadian Art Appoints Lindsay Nixon As New Indigenous Editor-At-Large 

In addition to appointing Nixon, who will lead Canadian Art’s Indigenous art and culture content initiatives, the publication announced the installation of Merray Gerges as staff writer.
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Green Thumb Theatre Announces Departure of General Manager Nadine Carew 

Carew will be moving to a new role with the BC Arts Council. Green Thumb’s board of directors have started the search for the theatre’s new general manager.
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