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Themes: New Voices. Fresh Thinking
Join colleagues from around the province and contribute to a new dialogue in the arts in B.C. as we respectfully gather on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan People in Kelowna.

Arts BC welcomes Peer to Peer presentation proposals that capture New Voices and Fresh Thinking to help shift systemic barriers to change in BC’s arts and culture landscape (see Background Information).

Theme 1: New Voices can come from within our sector or out (think tech, tourism or entrepreneurship, or…); from those who are new to the field of practice, or colleagues who may feel they are not being sufficiently heard or recognized in professional development learning environments including: Communities of colour; Newcomers to Canada; Indigenous Peoples, and LGBTQ+ colleagues. Our goal is to create a safe space for your peers in arts and culture to listen and learn from you.

Theme 2: Fresh Thinking shows how new approaches and innovative practices are solving old issues and challenges in your organization or community. Getting to the root cause of a problem by considering other angles, showing openness to ideas, engaging with community and taking a wider view are keys to success in designing creative solutions.

Knowledge-sharing through Peer to Peer learning is key to developing a healthy arts and culture ecosystem in B.C. as it provides a space for showcasing successes and lessons learned in a supportive environment.

To support a full creative life for all, Arts BC commits to championing practices of cultural equity that empower just, inclusive, and equitable communities and learning environments for sector development. Do you qualify for a cultural equity subsidy? See the form



Program At A Glance


Transportation to West Bank First Nation on Saturday October 19, 2019:
Shuttle buses depart from the Rotary Centre for the arts at 8:30 a.m.
You may also drive to the gymnasium at the West Bank First Nation at 1900 Quail Lane.


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