Featured In This Issue
- Getting Ready for the October Municipal Elections with ArtsVote BC
- The Amplify BC Career Development Fund is Open for Applications
- BC Arts Council Launches New Strategic Plan Focused on Equity, Diversity and Access
- Hot Off the Blog: UNESCO Launches Global Survey on Status of the Artist
- What’s On: June 27-July 3
Getting Ready for the October Municipal Elections with ArtsVote BC
This October, municipalities across British Columbia will hold general local elections. We at the BC Alliance are committed to supporting investment in arts and culture at all levels of government. We also want to ensure that all voters are well-equipped to make an informed decision on October 20.
As the election draws nearer, we’ll be relaunching our ArtsVote BC election advocacy campaign. We’ll make the case for culture and creativity, let you know how to get involved as an advocate for the arts, and engage candidates across BC to gauge their positions on the arts, culture and heritage issues that are important to you.
If you have any suggestions for this upcoming advocacy initiatives, including ideas for questions to put to the candidates, let us know! Email Brenda Leadlay at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ArtsVote BC.”
The Amplify BC Career Development Fund is Open for Applications
This spring, Creative BC announced the opening of its first two Amplify BC funding programs as well as the timeline for all remaining programs. This funding for music focuses on four program areas: career development for BC artists, support for live music events in BC, support for BC’s music companies, and the development of our provincial music industry.
Now, you can apply for the Amplify BC Career Development Fund, which supports sound recording, marketing and music videos for BC artists. The first deadline for this funding stream is July 25, 2018.
Amplify BC has also launched the ‘Record in BC’ category of the Career Development program, allowing national and international artists to apply for grants between $10-$50,000 to record in BC.
For more information on Amplify BC’s programs and deadlines, and to apply for the Career Development Fund, click here.