Featured In This Issue
- An Exciting Digital Announcement from the BC Alliance
- Hot Off the Blog: Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare Recovering from Heart Surgery
- What’s On: April 11 – 17
- 20 Questions with… Jay Hamburger and Jacques Lalonde
An Exciting Digital Announcement from the BC Alliance
We at the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture are thrilled to announce that we’ve received a $235,000 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Fund, for our project, “DIGITAL LADDERS: Nurturing Digital Literacy & Expression in BC’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector.”
The project will support an evolution in digital intelligence and disseminate knowledge about how digital tools can support and be integrated into the vision of an arts, culture or heritage organization. The BC Alliance will collaborate with cultural and technology innovator Sue Biely, CEO of Nudge Consulting, to design and deliver a multi-level digital literacy program of short salons, multi-day labs and idea-refining workshops for the cultural sector in BC.
Says BC Alliance executive director Brenda Leadlay: “I would like to thank the Canada Council for recognizing the work being done by the BC Alliance and for giving BC’s cultural community this opportunity to significantly boost the digital literacy skills of our sector.”
Stay tuned for more details of the programs being offered!
Hot Off the Blog: Arts + Culture News
The deadline to apply for the grant, which supports Vancouver artists working with young people in an arts-based capacity, is April 27.
Repatriation Grants assist BC First Nations in consultation, documentation and repatriation of First Nations cultural items, ancestral remains and burial items as well as intangible cultural heritage from global museums. The deadline to apply is May 31.
The winner of the TD Indigenous Songwriter Award receives a prize of $10,000 and will attend the Indigenous Music Awards gala in Winnipeg on May 18, 2018.
The BC Alliance was in attendance at Pacific Contact on April 7 in Burnaby, where the BC Touring Council Annual Awards were presented.
The BC Alliance wishes Minister Beare all the best for a speedy and full recovery.
Winnipeg transplant Klassen starts in his new role with the Kamloops theatre company on May 2.