Alliance News / Save the Date: Unrestricted, A Two-Day Conference

Featured In This Issue

  • Save the Date: Unrestricted, A Two-Day Conference
  • Join Us for a Webinar on the Cultural Satellite Account, April 5
  • Upcoming Workshops: Digital Marketing and Records Management
  • Preventing Bullying and Harassment
  • Watch Our Community Gaming Grants Info Session Online
  • Hot Off the Blog: Upcoming Grant Information Workshop in Kamloops
  • What’s On: March 7 – 13
  • 20 Questions with… Ashlie Corcoran

Save the Date: Unrestricted, A Two-Day Conference

Unrestricted is a two-day conference, June 13-14, at the BMO Theatre Centre in Vancouver. A collaboration between the BC Alliance and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, Unrestricted explores connections without restriction.

Join us for workshops, panels and interactive collaborations featuring forward-thinkers from many sectors, who seek to tear down boundaries and work together.

More information coming soon!

Do you have a burning idea for a workshop, panel, or other breakout session you would like to present or see at the conference? Contact BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay at

Join Us for a Webinar on the Cultural Satellite Account, April 5

Last month Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, released new data from the Culture Satellite Account, an accounting framework developed to measure the economic importance of culture, the arts, heritage, and sport on the Canadian economy. The report provides cultural GDP and job numbers and compares those with other industries such as tourism.

The BC Alliance is hosting a free webinar by the Policy Research Group
 of the Strategic Planning, Evaluation, and Research Branch at Canadian Heritage, on Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at the BC Alliance. This is a great opportunity to learn how the cultural sector in British Columbia compares with the rest of Canada and to gain the statistical information needed to make the case for arts, culture and heritage in your community.

There are two options for registration: you can sign up for the webinar to watch online, or join us at the Alliance’s office at 100-938 Howe Street in Vancouver where we will screen the webinar live  in a group setting to encourage exchange of information and ideas. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to attend in person or via web.

ASL interpretation is offered upon request. For more information and to register today, click here.

Upcoming Workshops: Digital Marketing and Records Management

You can still register for our upcoming professional development workshops – but they’re nearly full, so time is of the essence. Here’s what we’ve got on offer for the month of March.

On March 14, we’re excited to offer Principles of Digital Marketing for Arts. In this introductory workshop, digital arts marketer Brian Paterson demystifies the diverse world of online marketing. Taking a highly practical approach, he will outline the tools that offer arts and culture organizations the highest returns; explore case studies that highlight best practices and sound strategies; and equip participants with working knowledge to start planning their own campaigns. Platforms covered will include Search Advertising via Google Grants, Google Display Network, and Facebook Advertising.

Then, on March 28, we’ll be hosting a workshop called Digital Records Management in Three Steps: A Guide for Small Organizations. In this 2.5 hour workshop, cultural and creative resource manager Rhiannon Herbert will introduce the basic concepts of records management that can be most easily implemented at your organization, regardless of size. Delivered through a condensed curriculum developed with the support of the University of British Columbia’s Records Department, participants will learn the three key practices for managing a content system that, when implemented, stays organized and consistent, even through staff turnover. Other key concepts regarding policy and best documentation practices will also be covered.

All sessions can be attended remotely via livestream, and ASL interpretation is offered upon request. For more information and to register today, click here.

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