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Alliance for Arts and CultureAlliance for Arts and CultureThe BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is a non-profit provincial organization that works to advocate, inform, connect and serve BC's Creative Community. Its members include organizations, professional associations, not-for-profit groups, artists, and cultural workers throughout British Columbia.,
Art Dealers Association of CanadaArt Dealers Association of CanadaThe Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1966. The Association is the largest representation of major private commercial galleries in Canada, and its dealers represent the country’s leading artists and deal in works of all periods and media. The ADAC maintains a high standard of connoisseurship and adherence to ethical practice within the profession. Members are selected for their knowledge and scholarship in their respective fields of expertise.,
Arts Council of New WestminsterArts Council of New WestminsterFounded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavours.,
Arts Council of SurreyArts Council of SurreyThe Arts Council of Surrey has been working on behalf of the arts community for more than fifty years. Its vision is to support the City of Surrey as a vibrant, healthy community that respects, honours and supports its artists, and that celebrates and includes its cultural diversity. Its mission is to promote and foster the arts – literary, performing and visual – in the City of Surrey.,
ArtsConnectArtsConnectArtsConnect Tri-Cities Arts Council, known as ArtsConnect, is the regional arts council serving Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. It promotes the value of arts and culture in everyday life by creating awareness of opportunities to engage in arts and cultural activities and events in the region.,
Association of Book Publishers of BCAssociation of Book Publishers of BCThe Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is a provincial association of BC owned and controlled book publishing companies. The ABPBC works to support the long-term health and success of the Canadian-owned book industry in British Columbia.,
BC Chinese Music AssociationBC Chinese Music AssociationThe B.C. Chinese Music Association (BCCMA) was formed in 1995 by enthusiastic Chinese music lovers who wished to promote Chinese music within our multicultural society. It provides a platform for Chinese music lovers and promotes Chinese music in the wider community. Its aim is to share Chinese musical culture with others to increase Canada’s understanding of Chinese culture through music.,
BC Museums AssociationBC Museums AssociationFounded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) creates a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and related heritage communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. It delivers programs and services to the benefit of its members and the sector at large, acting as the cultural and heritage information hub for BC while providing a unified voice for the institutions, trustees, professional staff and volunteers.,
Bowen Island Arts Council (the Hearth)Bowen Island Arts Council (the Hearth)Arts are integral to the fabric of Bowen Island’s community. The Bowen Island Arts Council, now operating under the name the Hearth, is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups. The Hearth strives to stimulate the development of arts and cultural projects and activities that result in social and economic benefits for the entire community. The Hearth also fosters an interest and pride in the cultural heritage and history of Bowen Island.,
Burnaby Arts CouncilBurnaby Arts CouncilReaching its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) continues to support, promote and expand the arts throughout Burnaby. The Council plays a pivotal role in providing leadership to emerging artists and established art groups alike. The BAC showcases creative talents and provides opportunities for involvement in community culture events and projects.,
CARFAC BCCARFAC BCCARFAC BC is the collective voice for professional artists in British Columbia advocating for artists' legal rights, and offering practical advice and skill development to support the professional practices of cultural workers.,
Canadian Music CentreCanadian Music CentreThe Canadian Music Centre has been supporting, preserving and celebrating the works of Canadian composers since 1959. As proud and passionate advocates, it offers innovative resources for discovering, exploring, listening to and playing Canadian music online and in five regional hubs, including its Vancouver-based creative hub for the BC region.,
Canadian Society for Asian ArtsCanadian Society for Asian ArtsFounded in 1969, the Canadian Society of Asian Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Asian arts and cultures through exhibitions, lectures and public programs.,
Choral CanadaChoral CanadaChoral Canada is the national voice of the Canadian choral community, representing and uniting a network of conductors, educators, accompanists, composers, students, administrators, choral industry leaders, and more than 42,000 member choral singers from coast to coast to coast. Choral Canada promotes, celebrates and advocates for Canadian choral music and musicians nationally and internationally.,
Community Arts Council VancouverCommunity Arts Council VancouverThe Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) was the first arts council in North America. Since its beginning in 1946, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver has been a contributor to shaping the cultural life of Vancouver. CACV has been a powerful force in creating and advocating for many of the institutions, traditions, and policies in Vancouver that we benefit from today. CACV is an independent non-profit organization, unaffiliated with any government department.,
Craft Council of British ColumbiaCraft Council of British ColumbiaThe Craft Council of British Columbia’s is a charitable arts service organization which supports all stages of artistic practice in the craft sector; creates opportunities for artists to exhibit, sell and produce art; provides a voice for artists and craft organizations and aids in the development of active communities around craft. It has a strong, consistent membership base, comprising individual craft artists (emerging, mid-career and established), craft guilds, arts organizations and supporters of craft throughout the province and some across the country and the US.,
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre AllianceGreater Vancouver Professional Theatre AllianceThe Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) is a non-profit charitable organization whose membership includes theatre companies, theatre makers and artists, and other organizations and individuals that support theatre. It provides services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and holds an annual theatre conference. Together with its members, it is raising the profile of local theatre and building community.,
Independent Media Arts AllianceIndependent Media Arts AllianceThe Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.,
Langley Arts CouncilLangley Arts CouncilThe objective of the Langley Arts Council is to support and promote artistic activity in both the Township of Langley and the City of Langley. The Arts Council operates as a catalyst for a wide range of events and resources by collaborating with educational institutions, cultural organizations, government offices, funding agencies, local businesses, recreational commissions, chambers of commerce, artists, artisans, and other non-profit societies to better serve the cultural needs of its communities.,
North Vancouver Arts CouncilNorth Vancouver Arts CouncilFounded in 1969, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council is a charitable community cultural organization whose mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all media and to bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts.,
Pacific Association of Artist Run CentresPacific Association of Artist Run CentresThe Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC) is a non-profit organization that represents the collective interests and development of Artist-governed organizations based on the Unceded Indigenous territories known as British Columbia through advocacy initiatives, actions of solidarity, mutual accountability and resource-sharing.,
Peninsula Arts FoundationPeninsula Arts FoundationThe Foundation awards scholarships and bursaries in support of excellence, innovation, diversity and community involvement. In addition it hosts and participates in events to support the arts in the community such as its annual talent contest, art workshops and fundraisers.,
Richmond Arts CoalitionRichmond Arts CoalitionThe City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Culture department completed a Master Plan and Arts Strategy for the City of Richmond. These plans identified the need for an organization to bring artists and arts organizations together to discuss issues and advocate with one voice. RAC continues to build a strong, united, member-driven organization that serves the interests of artists and arts and culture organizations in Richmond.,
Semiahmoo ArtsSemiahmoo ArtsSemiahamoo Arts is an arts charity organization providing arts and culture services to South Surrey & White Rock since 1874. Its mission is strengthening the arts in its community through inspiration, innovation, inclusion and collaboration. Its vision is arts for everyone., Semiahmoo Arts
The ACT Arts CentreThe ACT Arts CentreThe ACT Arts Centre, managed by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, has been open since 2003 and provides excellence in Arts Programs, Gallery Exhibitions and Performing Arts Presentations, along with being home to many cultural and community events throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.,
The Community Arts Council of RichmondThe Community Arts Council of RichmondThe Community Arts Council of Richmond (CACR) is a federally and provincially registered non-profit charity. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for citizens of all ages to participate in and benefit from the creative arts. It sponsors exhibitions, performances, classes, workshops, and special programs, and constantly searches for new ways in which to assist in the development of art and culture in Richmond.,
The Dance CentreThe Dance CentreEstablished in 1986 as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre is a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. Its goal is to support the development of a vibrant dance scene in BC and increase the profile of dance, by providing resources and services for the dance profession; presenting public performances and events; operating Scotiabank Dance Centre, one of Canada’s flagship dance facilities; and promoting BC dance.,
Theatre BCTheatre BCTheatre BC has served as the parent association for community theatre in the province since 1932. Its aims are to promote and encourage the development of community theatre by providing leadership as well as opportunities for participation, education and sharing in the enjoyment of diverse theatre experiences.,
Vancouver FoundationVancouver FoundationVancouver Foundation is Community Inspired. It connects the generosity of donors with the energy, ideas and time of people in the community. Together, it is making meaningful and lasting impacts in neighborhoods and communities since 1943. This includes providing grant funding for arts and culture, such as its Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants initiative.,