Alliance News / Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

Featured In This Issue

  • Lessons Learned and Connections Made at Unrestricted
  • Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report
  • Hot Off the Blog: BC Government Announces Funding for Respectful Creative Sector Workplaces
  • What’s On: June 20-26


Lessons Learned and Connections Made at Unrestricted

This past week, on June 13-14, we at the BC Alliance collaborated with our friends at the GVPTA on Unrestricted, our annual conference. Now that the dust has settled, we’re reliving our favourite moments and eagerly looking over your feedback on what you enjoyed and what we can improve for next year’s conference.

As we reflect on the lessons learned and relationships forged at this year’s event, we asked our executive director, Brenda Leadlay, for some of her takeaways from two days of connections and collaborations. “Personally, this year’s conference was, for me, all about decolonization,” she says. “It was about unlearning the nuances of my own behaviour and recognizing that I have been brainwashed by the patriarchal systems of politics, religion, health care and education.” She had plenty of other insights, so click here to read her full thoughts at our blog.

If you have any questions about Unrestricted, or if you attended the conference and are interested in any of the materials used by our presenters, feel free to contact Joyce Wan at We’ve also retained any lost items found over the course of the conference, so get in touch if any of your possessions have gone missing.

Thanks again to our friends at the GVPTA, all of our presenters and wisdom keepers, and all of our delegates for making Unrestricted a success!


Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

Today saw the release of Culture Track: Canada, a national survey conducted by Business for the Arts, building on LaPlaca Cohen’s Culture Track initiative, which gauges cultural consumers’ attitudes, motivators, and barriers to participation. The bilingual survey was conducted online and polled 6,444 cultural consumers nationwide.

We’ve pulled some of the key findings from this survey and posted them at our blog. For more information, and for links to the full report and raw data, click here.


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