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Championing Arts and Culture in BC

Championing Arts and Culture in BC

by Nazanin Shoja

Photo: Denise Corcoran In 2013, BC Culture issued its very first call for artists and cultural workers to apply for the role of “BC Culture Days Champion.” The goal was to find someone involved with Culture Days and their local arts community who could represent BC artists on behalf of BC Culture Days. The prize…

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Vancouver Public Library Offers Free Space to Artists

Vancouver Public Library Offers Free Space to Artists

by Nazanin Shoja

VPL Offers Free Space to Artists for Culture Days Six Branches Make Space Available After the success of last year’s Culture Days at the Library program, six branches of the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) are making free spaces available again to artists looking for venues in which to present their BC Culture Days activities on…

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2015 BC Culture Days Ambassadors and Awards Program

2015 BC Culture Days Ambassadors and Awards Program

by Nazanin Shoja

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y Media Contact: Marnie Wilson p: 604.836.2409 e: mwilson@theartsbiz.com  Calling All Artists and Cultural Workers! BC Culture Days announces the 2015 Call for Ambassadors and Awards program! Vancouver/ March 9, 2015: Each year, BC Culture Days sends a delegate to the annual National…

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Enthusiasm. Empowerment. Education. Engagement.

Enthusiasm. Empowerment. Education. Engagement.

by Nazanin Shoja

Written by: Julia Trops The 2014 Culture Days may have been the 5th for Canada, but it was the first for our very spread-out community. There are two governments that co-habitate on over 130 square kilometres of land on the west side of the bridge over Okanagan Lake with less than 32,000 residents.  Kelowna, on the east side…

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“Culture Shapes Our Community” Photo Contest Winners

“Culture Shapes Our Community” Photo Contest Winners

by Nazanin Shoja

Winning Entries From Surrey, Penticton, and Saanichton Photo Credit: Jina Kim Surrey resident Jina Kim has been awarded first prize in this year’s province-wide “Culture Shapes Our Community” photo contest. Kim and two runners-up were chosen from 141 entries by votes cast all across the province. Kim’s prize was a Panasonic Lumix camera. The contest…

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Help Carve A Totem Pole

Help Carve A Totem Pole

by Nazanin Shoja

Written by: Wren Handman, Alliance for Arts and Culture If you find yourself in Terrace this Culture Days weekend, a local artist is giving you the unique opportunity to help create a stunning work of art, and try your hand at something you might never get the chance to do again – totem pole carving….

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2014 BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

2014 BC Culture Days Provincial Launch

by Nazanin Shoja

Date: September 25, 2014 Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage, 13450 104th Avenue Presented in partnership with the City of Surrey, Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey Art Gallery, and Surrey Libraries, the BC Culture Days provincial launch will take place on September 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage. Everyone is invited to join in this free…

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Application Deadline Extended for Culture Days @ VIRL

Application Deadline Extended for Culture Days @ VIRL

by Nazanin Shoja

  New Deadline: August 25, 2014 Four branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are inviting artists and arts groups to apply for free space to present their Culture Days activity during the weekend of September 26, 27 and 28. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast movement designed to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians…

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Vancouver Island Regional Library: Call for Artists

Vancouver Island Regional Library: Call for Artists

by Nazanin Shoja

APPLY BEFORE AUGUST 8. Four branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are inviting artists and arts groups to apply for free space to present their Culture Days activity during the weekend of September 26, 27 and 28. Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast movement designed to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the…

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