|Alliance for Arts and Culture||Alliance for Arts and Culture||Founded in 1986, the Alliance for Arts & Culture represents over 350 member organizations and individuals from across the artistic disciplines. We advocate for our sector by monitoring public policy, synthesizing issues for our members, and representing the interests of artists. We also offer a range of services that allow artists to publicize their events, network, and access affordable and relevant professional development opportunities.
|Art Dealers Association of Canada||Art Dealers Association of Canada||The association was established to provide a professional platform that would set ethical standards for operating galleries, lobby government on issues affecting the visual arts, and consider the problems of fake, forged and misrepresented art sold in member galleries.||http://www.ad-ac.ca/, http://www.ad-ac.ca/|
|Arts Council of New Westminster||Arts Council of New Westminster||Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster is an umbrella organization with numerous member groups and individual members, who all share an interest in various artistic endeavors, from the visual and performing arts to the literary arts and community activities.||http://www.artscouncilnewwest.org/, http://www.artscouncilnewwest.org/|
|Arts Council of Surrey||Arts Council of Surrey||The Arts Council of Surrey has been working on behalf of the arts community for more than forty years and each year continues to expand its scope of service and influence. It exists to create awareness, appreciation and pride in the artistic and cultural achievements of our community. The Arts Council is a registered non-profit organization under the direction of a voluntary Board and a part-time executive director appointed in 2006.||http://www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca, http://www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca|
|ArtsConnect||ArtsConnect||ArtsConnect Tri-Cities Arts Council, known as ArtsConnect, is a non-profit society formed in 1969. We are mandated to promote arts and cultural awareness and development in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra (which make up School District 43). Approximately 210,000 people live in the region we serve, located 30 minutes east of Vancouver, British Columbia.||http://artsconnect.tv/, http://artsconnect.tv/|
|Assembly of BC Arts Councils||Assembly of BC Arts Councils||The Assembly was founded in 1979. Its original purpose was to provide advocacy, leadership and support to community and regional arts councils in the province of British Columbia. Since then the Assembly has broadened its vision and mandate to support the central role of arts and arts practices in building community and the unique ways in which arts and culture contribute to a strong, healthy society.||http://www.assemblybcartscouncils.ca/, http://www.assemblybcartscouncils.ca/|
|Association of Book Publishers of BC||Association of Book Publishers of BC||The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is a provincial association of book publishing companies and is the largest regional affiliate of the Association of Canadian Publishers. The ABPBC believes that a healthy BC-owned and -controlled book publishing industry is essential to the educational, social, cultural and economic life of the province. To that end, the ABPBC works with government and industry-related organizations to develop publishing policy, holds professional development seminars, and provides cooperative business, marketing and promotion projects.||http://books.bc.ca/, http://books.bc.ca/|
|BC Chinese Music Association||BC Chinese Music Association||The Assembly was founded in 1979. Its original purpose was to provide advocacy, leadership and support to community and regional arts councils in the province of British Columbia. Since then the Assembly has broadened its vision and mandate to support the central role of arts and arts practices in building community and the unique ways in which arts and culture contribute to a strong, healthy society.||http://www.bccma.net/, http://www.bccma.net/|
|BC Museums Association||BC Museums Association||Founded in 1957 and incorporated in 1966, the British Columbia Museums Association provides a unified voice for the institutions, trustees, professional staff and volunteers of the BC museum and gallery community.
|Bowen Island Arts Council||Bowen Island Arts Council||The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups on Bowen Island. BIAC strives to stimulate the development of arts and cultural projects and activities and promote and encourage the advancement of the arts and opportunities for local artists. BIAC also fosters an interest and pride in the cultural heritage and history of Bowen Island.
|Burnaby Arts Council||Burnaby Arts Council||The Burnaby Arts Council (BAC) was established in 1967 to fundraise for a Burnaby based art gallery. In its 43 years, the BAC has continued with its mandate of supporting, promoting and expanding the arts throughout Burnaby. Further, the Council plays a pivotal role in providing leadership to emerging artists and established art groups alike; showcasing their creative talents and providing opportunities for greater involvement in community based culture events.
|CARFAC BC||CARFAC BC||Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization, our mandate is to promote the visual arts in Canada, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes.
|Canadian Music Centre||Canadian Music Centre||The Canadian Music Centre holds Canada's largest collection of Canadian concert music. The CMC exists to promote the works of its Associate Composers in Canada and around the world. Some of the CMC’s services include its free lending library of more than 20,000 scores and works of Canadian contemporary music, boutique of more than 1300 titles, on-demand publishing service, music repertoire consultations, social media and other resources on the CMC’s website such as podcasts and Centrestreams streaming audio.
|Canadian Society for Asian Arts||Canadian Society for Asian Arts||The Canadian Society for Asian Arts is a nonprofit organization established in 1969. Financially, it is supported by donations, grants, membership dues, and revenue derived from fundraising functions and program events. A generous benefactor provides the Society’s office facilities. The work of the Society is directed by a volunteer Board.
|Chilliwack Cultural Centre||Chilliwack Cultural Centre||The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is a bold, beautiful new building with stunning architecture housing two unique performance venues, The Chilliwack Art Gallery, 21 music instruction studios, arts and crafts studios, meeting rooms, and offices. It is also the new home of the Chilliwack Academy of Music and the Chilliwack Community Arts Council. Community partners in the project include The City of Chilliwack, the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, and the Chilliwack Players Guild. In addition to the diverse and brilliant Season of shows, hundreds of lessons by locally renowned instructors are now offered to community members interested in making beautiful music, creating a masterpiece, or performing on stage.
|Choral Canada||Choral Canada||Choral Canada is the national voice of the Canadian choral community, representing and uniting a network of conductors, educators, composers, administrators, choral industry leaders, and more than 40,000 choral singers from coast to coast to coast. ||http://choralcanada.org/, http://choralcanada.org/|
|Community Arts Council Vancouver||Community Arts Council Vancouver||We are the Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV). Advocating for the arts community in this city has been our focus since 1946. Yes, that long! We’ve seen the development of the Vancouver Playhouse, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Downtown Eastside Community Arts Network – to name a few.
|Craft Council of British Columbia||Craft Council of British Columbia||CCBC is a member-based, charitable, arts service organization which has advocated, supported and promoted the Canadian craft artist since 1973. Our public gallery and retail shops, exhibit contemporary objects in ceramic, glass, fiber, metal and wood. CCBC is the only craft-focused organization in British Columbia that fulfills an educational and public mandate by partnering with regional and national arts and craft organizations. CCBC’s membership includes artists and other professionals in related fields who appreciate excellence in crafts.
|Delta Arts Council||Delta Arts Council||The Delta Arts Council has been an advocate for the arts since May 16th 1969. It is our on-going goal to stimulate, develop, co-ordinate and promote all artistic and cultural activities within our community. The Delta Arts Council welcomes amateur, emergent and professional artists; individuals & groups invested in the Arts: visual, performing and literary art events.
|Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance||Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance||The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, incorporated in 1983, is an association of more than 100 theatre companies and individual members who, through their collective efforts, promote live theatre and foster a thriving environment for the continued growth and development of theatre through the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
|Independent Media Arts Alliance||Independent Media Arts Alliance||The Independent Media Arts Alliance is a non-profit national arts service organization that promotes and advances the interests of a vibrant media arts community. Representing over 80 independent film, video, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of Canada, the IMAA serves over 12,000 independent media artists and cultural workers. ||http://www.imaa.ca, http://www.imaa.ca|
|Langley Arts Council||Langley Arts Council||The objecttive 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 organizationsm 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 our communities.||http://langleyarts.org/, http://langleyarts.org/|
|North Vancouver Arts Council||North Vancouver Arts Council||The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is a grassroots, social-profit, charitable cultural organization dedicated to maximizing the intrinsic value of the arts in all media. Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts.||http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/, http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/|
|Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres||Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres||The Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres (PAARC) was established in 1988 to represent artist run centres in British Columbia. Member organizations are artist initiated and artist controlled. PAARC's primary mandate is to work towards the benefit of practicing artists, within the context of artists’ self-determination. Members of PAARC collaborate on programming initiatives and public advocacy.||http://www.paarc.ca/, http://www.paarc.ca/|
|Richmond Arts Coalition||Richmond Arts Coalition||The Richmond Arts Coalition is a member-driven association that supports and celebrates culture and arts activity in Richmond, BC. RAC has partnered with the City of Richmond on the Richmond Arts Awards, Art at Work: Richmond Arts Symposium, Winterfest, and a 2008 cultural scan and economic impact report. It provides news of cultural events to the community through a bi-monthly e-blast, on its website and in the local newspaper.||http://www.richmondartscoalition.com/, http://www.richmondartscoalition.com/|
|Semiahmoo Arts||Semiahmoo Arts||Semiahamoo Arts is an umbrella organization dedicated to supporting the arts community in White Rock, South Surrey and Semiahmoo First Nation. The Council facilitates collaborative cultural endeavours and supports artists in a variety of creative disciplines. From community outreach to mentorship, the Arts Council is an active and pro-active team working to foster our thriving and diverse arts community.||http://www.semiahmooarts.com/, Semiahmoo Arts|
|The ACT Arts Centre||The ACT Arts Centre||The 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. ||http://www.theactmapleridge.org/mrpmac, http://www.theactmapleridge.org/mrpmac|
|The Community Arts Council of Richmond||The Community Arts Council of Richmond||The Community Arts Council of Richmond, established in 1970, is a federally and provincially registered not-for-profit charity with a mandate to increase and broaden the opportunities for Richmond citizens to enjoy, practice, and participate in the arts. Our Artisans’ Galleria gift shop, located in Richmond’s Garden City Shopping Centre, provides arts advocacy and resources to artists and the community, offers classes, and carries an array of one-of-a-kind pieces by artist members including pottery, woodwork, paintings, photography, cards, and much more.
|The Dance Centre||The Dance Centre||Established in 1986 as a resource centre for the dance profession and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre has evolved into a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. Seeking to boost the profile of dance, and to develop a stronger infrastructure for the artform, The Dance Centre devises programs and presents performances; manages Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada's flagship dance facility; promotes BC dance to the public and to presenters; and provides resources and services for the dance profession.||http://www.thedancecentre.ca/, http://www.thedancecentre.ca/|
|Theatre BC||Theatre BC||Theatre B.C. is proud parent to approximately 80 community theatre groups across British Columbia, assisting the growth and development of what used to be referred to as amateur dramatics. TBC is a vital,thriving umbrella organization nurturing the spirit of community theatre-an association of people involved in theatre solely out of a love of the stage.
|Tickets Tonight||Tickets Tonight||Tickets Tonight is provided by Tourism Vancouver as part of its commitment to marketing cultural tourism to visitors as well as locals, providing consumers with access to the amazing variety of performing arts, cultural and sporting events that Vancouver offers. Tickets Tonight, Vancouver's exclusive same-day half-price ticket outlet is located within Tourism Vancouver's flagship Touristinfo Centre downtown.||http://www.ticketstonight.ca, http://www.ticketstonight.ca|
|Vancouver Foundation||Vancouver Foundation||Arts and culture has the power to enrich, educate and inspire. The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee makes grants to support and encourage the growth and sustained presence of arts and cultural activities among diverse cultural communities throughout British Columbia.||http://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/grants/artsandculture.htm, http://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/grants/artsandculture.htm|
|White Rock Arts & Culture Map||White Rock Arts & Culture Map||This directory is a community driven listing of Artists, Facilities, Organizations and Resources in White Rock and the surrounding area.||http://whiterockculture.ca/, http://whiterockculture.ca/|