Canadian culture keeps on keepin’ on.
Our friends at Culture Days have announced that they’re expanding: a whole month of free, accessible culture, from September 25 to October 25. We’ve got more on that below, including how you can bring culture to the masses by becoming a BC Culture Days Ambassador.
We’ve already seen an outpouring of applications for our Digital Ladders Learning Labs. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to revamp your existing creative programming for a digital environment, or create something entirely new from scratch. Keep those applications coming.
Scroll down for more news, including Vantage Point’s summary report on the impacts of COVID-19 on BC non-profits, and information about the BC Arts Council’s new microgrant pilot program.
That’s everything from me. Make like culture, and keep on keepin’ on.
Be an Ambassador for BC Culture Days
Culture Days is extending beyond the traditional Culture Days Weekend to a more inclusive and interactive four-week schedule of activities. Kicking off September 25 and running until October 25, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in and show appreciation for arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide!
In addition, BC emerging artists are invited to apply to the 2020 BC Culture Days Ambassador Program. Five successful applicants will receive an honorarium and production budget totaling $1,000 to present a community-based project for Culture Days 2020. Click here to find out more.
BC Arts Council Announces Microgrant Pilot Program
The BC Arts Council has launched its Microgrant Pilot Program, which offers awards of up to $1,500 to support artists and cultural practitioners in BC to respond to emergent needs or changes in the arts and culture sector. Apply by June 30. Click here for more info.
Vantage Point Releases Report on COVID-19 Impacts
Vantage Point has issued No Immunity: BC Nonprofits and the Impacts of COVID-19, a summary report on the impacts of COVID-19 on the province’s non-profit sector. Click here to find out more.