Three reasons to attend Celebrate or Demonstrate: A Community Response to the Budget

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Celebrate or Demonstrate: A Community Response to the Budget
Co-presented by the BC Alliance and SFU Woodward’s

Feb. 21, 3 to 5 p.m.
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver

On February 20, the provincial government will release its budget for the next fiscal year. The following day, Wednesday, February 21, BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and SFU Woodward’s request your presence to formulate a timely response regarding the provincial budget allocation to BC’s creative sector.

Why should you attend?

1. ADVOCATE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION
If the budget of the BC Arts Council is increased, you can share  ways your organization will benefit, and build connections with your peers. If the budget is not increased, let us know how your organization will be affected—so that together, we can create an effective advocacy strategy.

2. WE NEED YOUR EXPERTISE
Contribute your knowledge and experience to create a unified advocacy strategy to help build public awareness and support for the cultural sector. Be part of the solution.

3. WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
BC’s arts, culture and heritage community must work together to be a powerful voice for on-going arts advocacy. The government and the public need to understand how our sector builds healthy, sustainable communities and contributes to a stronger economy.

The elected NDP government has pledged to significantly increase its investment in arts and culture over the next four years in its election campaign, in its mandate letter to Minister Beare, and in the budget recommendations put forward by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

We’re counting on a celebration. Hope to see you there!

Register to attend this event here. Please indicate on the form whether you require ASL interpretation. If you’re outside the Lower Mainland, or are otherwise unable to attend this meeting in person, join us digitally by selecting the livestream option on the registration form.

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