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Aubrey Reeves Named New Executive Director of Culture Days 

Reeves was previously the executive director of Ontario Culture Days, a role she has held since the not-for-profit’s launch in 2010.
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Province Announces $1.2 Million in Funding to Mark Creative Industries Week 

The money, earmarked for the Music Company Development program, will be used to further develop the capacity of BC’s music companies through business development activities. Creative Industries Week runs February 27 through March 5.
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Hill Strategies Issues New Arts Research Monitor 

Hill Strategies Research Inc. offers four new studies on creative industries.
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City of Vancouver Releases Information on 2017/18 Theatre Rental Grant Program 

The Theatre Rental Grant program offers financial assistance to Vancouver-based, professional, non-profit arts and cultural organizations to rent the centrally-located Vancouver Civic Theatres. The deadline to confirm venue dates is March 3.
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First Peoples’ Cultural Council Seeks Applicants for Advisory Committee 

Advisory Committee members are volunteers who are members of BC First Nations and act as a bridge between First Nations communities and FPCC by bringing ideas, advice and issues to the attention of the Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is March 31.
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Pat Martin Bates Wins Inaugural Acorn Arts Award 

The award recognizes a living artist, group or institution which has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Oak Bay.
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Report: “What We Heard Across Canada: Canadian Content in a Digital World” 

The report summarizes the Ministry of Canadian Heritage’s consultations on digital Canadian content, conducted in various communities and online in late 2016.
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City of Vancouver Opens Public Nominations for Vancouver Heritage Awards 

The public can nominate online for the People’s Choice Heritage Award until March 18.
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Government of Canada Invests $2.75 Million in Art Reprographic Technology 

The money will fund the Arius3D platform, which uses a laser scanner and robotics system to simultaneously reproduce both the colour and the relief of paintings. This will allow museums, art historians, and artists to more accurately reproduce and create paintings.
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