Retreat and Renew.
Join Arts BC and our local hosts, The Pacific Rim Arts Society, for our Annual Provincial Conference—what is widely cited as our most valuable contribution to the development of community arts and culture leaders in BC.
Based in the spectacular West Coast communities of Ucluelet and Tofino, we start The Wave Forward: New Fundamentals of Arts and Culture Leadership with a networking reception at the stunning oceanfront Black Rock Oceanfront Resort on Thursday evening, April 27th in Ucluelet.
Conference programs begin on Friday, April 28th. Joined by our colleagues from the Creative Cities Network Canada, we’ll explore common themes in community cultural development. Streams of programming target both Capacity Building Fundamentals as well as Advanced Master Classes—with plenty of programming devoted to dreaming, doing, planning and celebrating.
Our sessions are scheduled with networking in mind. Experience the area’s rich heritage—from the thriving First Nation’s art scene to the Pacific Rim’s renowned Surf Culture, sample world-class West Coast food and drink, walk the beaches, hike the trails and pamper your mind, body and spirit with a little early-morning yoga. Hang Ten!
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Thursday, April 27th & Friday, April 28th
Saturday, April 29th
Sunday, April 30th