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Arts BC Conference 2022

We are excited to announce the 2022 Arts BC Conference October 13 – 15 in Richmond, BC. We look forward to seeing you in-person in this Fall! Of course, we’ll be monitoring health orders and have a “Plan B” to accommodate any changes to capacity rules. 

We’ll be in touch throughout the spring and summer with information about programming and accommodations. 

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Closed: Call for Presentations

Through this Call for Presentations we invite you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with your colleagues at Arts BC’s 41st Annual Conference taking place October 13, 14 & 15, 2022 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) on the unceded territory of the Musqueam First Nation, Richmond BC.

Arts BC invites members and non-members to submit presentation ideas that are responsive to the changing landscape in the BC arts sector today, such as:

– Embodying and embedding principles of equity across and throughout the arts ecosystem;
– Healthier and more sustainable ways of working;
– Digital strategies;
– Leadership through uncertainty;
– Community cultural development in a new era.

Presentations may be in the form of workshops, panel sessions, peer-to-peer learning sessions, as well as other formats. Presentations may include strategies, frameworks, principals, examples, best practices, methodologies, and lessons learned. Presentations must be delivered in person.

Please note:
– There are a limited number of spaces available.
– Presentations will be scheduled as 45 minute sessions.
– Panels and workshops will be scheduled as 90 minute sessions.

Presenters will receive complimentary registration to the main conference programming. (Excludes Professional Development sessions on Thursday October 13, 2022.)

In order to increase financial accessibility and keep ticket prices low, we respectfully encourage presenting organizations to cover their presenter’s costs should they have the means to do so. Travel assistance and fees for presenters are available but limited.

Deadline for submissions was June 12/22 @ 11:59 pm PST

Thanks for your interest!

About our Conference

Looking for skills development and networking with peers? Arts BC’s annual conference is where you need to be! Arts BC organizes a multi-day conference every year, where creatives and cultural workers are invited from across the province to explore and unpack all things arts and culture.

Our annual conference has been recognized as a must-attend event for those in the sector, and one of the most important programs we offer. It is a key opportunity for community arts and culture leaders to come together; share stories; foster peer learning; and offer deeper skills development for administrators and volunteers.

Past Conferences

We’ve held many conferences and invite you to take a look back at some of the recent programming and themes we’ve covered in the past few years.

Have Questions?

Are you interested in learning more or have questions about our conference? Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at +1-778-410-5104.