British Columbia

Call for Submissions: 2014 BC Culture Days Ambassador

Call for Submissions: 2014 BC Culture Days Ambassador

by Nazanin Shoja

Apply to be the Next BC Culture Days Ambassador and Winner of a Trip to the National Congress on Culture!  Tell us why you should be selected for the opportunity to represent BC during the 2014 Culture Days Campaign and National Congress on Culture in Winnipeg on May 22 & 23, 2014. The BC Culture…

Events
Culture Days @ the Vancouver Public Library

Culture Days @ the Vancouver Public Library

by Nazanin Shoja

VPL Offers Free Space to Culture Days Organizers Six Branches Make Space Available Six branches of the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) are making free spaces available to event organizers who have a great idea for BC Culture Days but no venue for their activity. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast movement designed to raise the…

Resources
BC Culture Days 2014 Workshops

BC Culture Days 2014 Workshops

by Nazanin Shoja

Join the Culture Days movement and be a part of BC’s largest celebration of arts, culture and heritage! All professional and amateur artists, arts organizations, cultural workers and community organizers are invited to take part in a free Culture Days workshop to: Learn how to register an activity and participate in BC Culture Days; Learn…

Events
Nanaimo Culture Days: 100% Chance of Inspiration

Nanaimo Culture Days: 100% Chance of Inspiration

by Melanie Godel

Culture Days weekend in Nanaimo began with a stereotypical Vancouver Island predicament: wet weather on the horizon. Weather reports and video warnings from friendly folk on the opposite coast began to…

Events
Bringing Youth and Arts/Culture Together: Success Stories

Bringing Youth and Arts/Culture Together: Success Stories

by Penelope Kerr

Previously in culture365’s youth/student blog series, I called on the arts and cultural sector to involve more youth and students more deeply (see Let’s Go Viral: A Call to Youth), offered some advice on how to go about it (see Tips on Reaching the University/College Crowd), and then provided evidence for the all-around benefits of…

Inspiration
My Experience as a First Time Event Planner

My Experience as a First Time Event Planner

by Jolene Mackie

This has been a year of ‘firsts’ for me. I have settled down to stay in a town long term, I have left my hourly rate job, and plunged into the uncertainty of pursuing my dream of being a professional artist; I have become a first time dog owner and I am for the first…

Inspiration
Behind Festival Doors

Behind Festival Doors

by Alina Wilson

The WORD Vancouver office is located in the charming Dominion building, originally constructed in 1912. Its time as the “tallest building in the Dominion” is long gone, but souvenirs of its glamorous past remain: an original brass letterbox hanging in the lobby, still fully functional; elevators that curiously skip the 13th floor; rich details leftover from its hotel origins. The office, comprised of three rooms and a small entry hall, supports four staff and three interns. Scheduling resembles musical chairs, the days arranged to make sure everyone has a desk

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