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10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips
10 suggestions for how small businesses can supercharge their marketing efforts by leveraging social media.
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100 Mile & District Arts Council
PO Box 2262
100 Mile House  BC  V0K 2E0
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A Guide to Effective Marketing
On-line guide to effective marketing
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Abbotsford Arts Council
PO Box 336
Abbotsford  BC  V2T 6Z6
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Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA)
AMSSA is an affiliation of more than 80 multicultural agencies providing immigrant settlement and multicultural services in communities throughout British Columbia. We create networking opportunities, disseminate information, provide professional development, and build organizational capacities for our members.
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Alliance for Arts and Culture
Ste 100 - 938 Howe Street
Vancouver  BC  V6Z 1N9
With over 350 members, the Alliance for Arts & Culture creates a unified voice for the arts sector in Metro Vancouver and provides our members with a range of excellent services.
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Alternator Gallery
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Arrow Lakes Community Arts Council
PO Box 895
Nakusp  BC  V0G 1R0
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Art Calendar
Founded in 1986, Art Calendar is a business magazine for visual artists.
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Arts Advocacy BC
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Arts Council of Ladysmith & District
PO Box 2370
408 McNiven Road
Ladysmith  BC  V9G 1B8
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Arts Council of New Westminster
Queens Park
PO Box 16003
New Westminster  BC  V3M 6W6
Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster is an umbrella organization with numerous member groups and individual members, who all share an interest in various artistic endeavors, from the visual and performing arts to the literary arts and community activities.
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Arts Council of Surrey
#203-13541 102 Avenue
Surrey  BC  V3T 4X8
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Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
#100-1690 Water Street
Kelowna  BC  V1Y 8T8
Mission Statement: In order to enrich the cultural life in our community, the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s mission is to support, strengthen and promote all art disciplines and traditions and encouraging education in, and appreciation of, all aspects of the arts.
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Arts Council of the North Okanagan
2704 A Highway 6
Vernon  BC  V1T 5G5
Mission Statement: Arts Council of the North Okanagan's mission is to stimulate, encourage, support and develop the varied artistic and cultural projects and activities in the North Okanagan area. The ACNO is a not for profit organization dedicated to arts and culture in the Vernon and surrounding area.
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Arts Denman
PO Box 23
Denman Island  BC  V0R 1T0
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Arts in Action Society
The purpose of the Arts in Action Society is to address issues of public interest through the use of the Arts as an educational tool. This will be accomplished by setting up multimedia Art exhibits, public art, presentations and educational seminars, workshops, poetry readings, music, and other means of artistic expression, and to do all such things as are necessary for the attainment of this purpose. The intent of such events is to bring opportunities to the public to learn and reflect on current human interest questions, by allowing Artists to express their views, while stimulating awareness and discussion among the viewers. The artistic events are also to be designed to allow easier access for the general public to a large variety of expressions and cultures, by bringing the art of local as well as international artists to public places.
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Arts in Education Council of BC
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Arts Marketing On-line
The leading marketing source for non-profit arts marketing
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ArtsConnect Tri-Cities Arts Council
Suite 158 2601 Lougheed Hwy, Fernwood Lodge
Coquitlam  BC  V3C 4J2
Mandate: To promote arts and cultural awareness and development in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra (which make up School District 43).
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Artspeak
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Asparagus Community Theatre
PO Box 219
Centennial Hall Pleasant Valley Rd. adj. I.P.E. Grounds
Armstrong  BC  V0E 1B0
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Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC)
The ABPBC is a provincial association of book publishing companies and is the largest regional affiliate of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)
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Atomic Vaudeville Society
P.O. Box 8652
Victoria  BC  V8W 3S2
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B.C.R.M.T.A.South Fraser Branch
15839-94th Avenue
Surrey  BC  V4N 3B8
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Ballet Victoria
PO Box 5191, Stn B
Victoria  BC  V8R 6N3
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Bamfield Arts Council
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BC Art Therapy Association
The British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATA) was founded in 1978 to foster the professional development of art therapy in British Columbia. The Association acts as a provincial voice governing the standards and practice of the profession.
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BC Association of Magazine Publishers (BCAMP)
BCAMP has promoted excellence and diversity in BC magazine publishing since 1993. Today, more than one million people read BCAMP member magazines to find a reflection of the West – in trade, arts and culture, news and business or lifestyle and leisure.
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BC Boys Choir
395 Machleary St.
Nanaimo  BC  V9R 2G8
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BC Choral Federation
The BCCF is actively involved in promoting and encouraging choral activity throughout the province of BC.
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BC Country Music Association
To promote, foster and encourage the development and public appreciation of, and interest in, the British Columbia Country Music Community – provincially, nationally and internationally.
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BC Glass Arts Association
Our mandate: to promote appreciation and participation in all aspects of the Glass Arts.
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Bella Coola Valley Arts Council
PO Box 591
Bella Coola  BC  V0T 1C0
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Big On-line Canada
A paid subscription service — The Big Database contains information on foundations, funding organizatoins, etc.
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Boundary District Arts Council
PO Box 2636
Grand Forks  BC  V0H 1H0
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Bowen Island Arts Council
PO Box 211
Bowen Island  BC  V0N 1G0
Bowen Island Arts Council is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups on Bowen Island.
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British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association
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British Columbia Arts Council
The British Columbia Arts Council is the agency of the government of the Province of British Columbia committed to ensuring that all British Columbians are able to participate in a healthy arts and cultural community recognized for its excellence. The BCAC’s mission is to support the arts and cultural community to achieve its creative, social and economic potential.
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Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council
PO Box 3971
Smithers  BC  V0J 2N0
Mission Statement: To increase awareness of and access to the arts for the residents of the Bulkley Valley
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Burnaby Arts Council
6584 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby  BC  V5G 3T7
About the Council: A critical role for the Burnaby Arts Council is that of advocate for the arts to the community at large and to all levels of government.
Priorities of the Burnaby Arts Council: to assist in the development of local groups, companies and artists; to support groups whose programs create recreation opportunities for Burnaby citizens who enjoy participating in the arts; by education and programming, to cultivate a greater market for the arts in Burnaby; to encourage spin-off effects through the community i.e. to maximize the social, educational, and economic benefits produced by the arts.
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Gordon Campbell
Premier
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Campbell River Community Arts Council
2131 South Island Highway
Campbell River  BC  V9W 1C2
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Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency.
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Canada Council of Archives Advocacy Kit
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Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, for Visual Artists and Writers
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Canada Helps
If you are a registered charity with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency and want to set up an online donations system you can sign up with <a href="http://www.canadahelps.org/">www.canadahelps.org</a&gt;. Registration is free, but there is an automatic charge of 3% per donation as a transaction fee. Registration also allows you to put a “Donate Now” button on your website and to customize your organization’s page on the Canada Helps donations portal.
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Canadian Conference of the Arts
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Canadian Music Centre
837 Davie St.
Vancouver  BC  V6Z 1B7
The Canadian Music Centre holds Canada's largest collection of Canadian concert music. The CMC exists to promote the works of its Associate Composers in Canada and around the world. The Centre makes available on loan over 20,000 scores and works of Canadian contemporary composers through its lending library. The CMC sells more than 1300 CD titles featuring music of its Associate Composers and other Canadian independent recording producers. The Centre also offers an on-demand publishing service, music repertoire consultations, and is easily accessible through five regional centres across Canada, as well as through its website. The CMC engages in a number of National outreach projects, is digitizing all its scores and works, conducts research, and administers several Awards.
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Castlegar Arts Council
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Central Interior Regional Arts Council
PO Box 4537
Williams Lake  BC  V2G 2V5

 The Central Interior Regional Arts Council (CIRAC) is a not for profit charitable organization funded by membership fees, donations and grants, the most significant of which is an operating grant from the BC Arts Council.

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Centre A
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Charity Village
In July, 1995, CharityVillage® went online as an online source of information, news, jobs, services and resources for the Canadian nonprofit community. Today, the site includes more than 3,000 pages of information.
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Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society
10068 Victoria Road
Chemainus  BC  V0R 1K2
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Chilliwack Community Arts Council
45899 Henderson Avenue
Chilliwack  BC  V2P 2X6
The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is a umbrella organization.  It provides leadership by effective use of resources to enrich our quality of life by encouraging the community to participate in, and appreciate, arts and culture.
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Columbia Valley Arts Council
PO Box 2345
Invermere  BC  V0A 1K0
Mission Statement: The objective from the beginning was to bring the Arts to the People, and the People to the Arts.
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Community Arts Council of Creston
531-16th Ave South
Creston  BC  V0B 1G5
Our role as an arts council is to be an umbrella organization for arts and culture. We support groups, individuals and organizations engaged in arts related activities. “Arts” means all the arts; visual, performing, literary, media, culture and heritage.
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Community Arts Council of Fort St. James
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Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
G6 - 1001 Douglas Street
Victoria  BC  V8W 2C5
The objective of the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is to provide advocacy through leadership, partnership and community involvement, and to increase and broaden public awareness and opportunities in artistic and cultural activities.
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Community Arts Council of Prince George
2880 - 15th Avenue
Prince George  BC  V2M 1T1
Mission Statement: To support, encourage and promote all arts in Prince George and District by raising the level of excellence and providing a creative climate for growth in the arts.
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Community Arts Council of Richmond
Box 36546, Seafair PO - #150 - 8040 Garden City Road (Garden City Shopping Centre)
Richmond  BC  V7C 5M4
The Community Arts Council of Richmond prides itself on preserving and promoting the arts in our community.
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Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley
3061 - 8th Avenue
Port Alberni  BC  V9Y 2K5
Mission Statement

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley exists to enhance the quality of life in our community by promoting the arts.  This is accomplished through:

● Arts education and information
● Provision of quality programs and events in all facets of the arts
● Participation in the preservation, planning and development of cultural facilities
● Advocacy for the arts and those working in the arts
● Contributing to the development of cultural policies at the local, regional, provincial and national levels.
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Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula
PO Box 2221
Sidney  BC  V8L 3S8
Mission Statement

To support and enhance community life through Arts and Culture
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Community Arts Council of Vancouver
440-111 West Hastings Street
Vancouver  BC  V6B 1H4
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Community Arts Council of White Rock & District
1959 152nd Street, Suite #90
White Rock  BC  V4A 9E3
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Community Arts Council of Williams Lake
Williams Lake  BC 
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Comox Valley Community Arts Council
Ste 202 - 580 Duncan Avenue
Courtenay  BC  V9N 2M7
Mission Statement: To facilitate and animate the arts in the Comox Valley by collecting and disseminating information to the arts community, by educating the public about the arts, and by promoting the Comox Valley as a creative and dynamic arts producing center.
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Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la C.-B.
229-1555, 7e avenue Ouest
Vancouver  BC  V6J 1S1
The CCAFCB represents and promotes the arts and culture sector and facilitates its development.

It offers different activities & services of representation, promotion, networking and more. Here are some of them:
-Web site & Newsletter
-Francophone presenters network
-Francophone Arts and Culture Directory
-Pacifique en chanson (music emerging artists’ celebration)
-Workshops and professional development
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Cowichan Valley Arts Council
2687 James Street
Duncan  BC  V9L 2X5
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Society shall be to educate and increase the understanding and appreciation of the arts among all residents within the region known as the Cowichan Valley Regional District by working with the community to improve the standards, quantity and range of local artistic expression and to encourage more people to participate in artistic activities.
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Crafts Council of BC
1386 Cartwright Street/Granville Island
Vancouver  BC  V6H 3R8
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Cranbrook & District Arts Council
PO Box 861
Cranbrook  BC  V1C 4J6
Mission Statement: We support development of the visual, literary and performing arts in the Cranbrook & District area, and work to increase public awareness and opportunities for participation in arts and cultural events in the community.
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Creative City Network of Canada
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Dance Centre
Established in 1986 as a resource centre for the dance profession and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre has evolved into a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance.
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Dancer Transition Resource Centre BC
Supporting Canada's professional dancers every step of the way ...
Founded in 1985, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is the only organization in Canada dedicated to helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within and from professional performing careers.

It also operates as a resource centre for the dance community and the general public by providing seminars, educational materials, networking and information, as well as supporting activities that enhance the socio-economic conditions of artists.
A national organization, the DTRC has offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as representatives across the country.
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Delta Arts Council
11489 - 84th Avenue
Delta  BC  V4C 2L9
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Department of Canadian Heritage, Western Region
The Canadian Heritage Portfolio, which includes the Department of Canadian Heritage and our major national cultural institutions, plays a vital role in the cultural and civic life of Canadians. We work together to promote culture, the arts, heritage, official languages, citizenship and participation, and Aboriginal, youth, and sport initiatives.
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District of Mission Arts Council
33529 1st Ave.
Mission  BC  V2V 1H1
Mission Arts Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and the creative vitality of the people of Mission by nurturing awareness of, involvement in, and commitment to Arts and Culture.
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Diversity Initiatives Grants
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Doukhobor Discovery Centre
112 Heritage Way
Castlegar  BC  V1N 4M5
Formerly known as the Doukhobor Village Museum, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre will introduce you to Doukhobor culture and their unique lifestyle as it evolved in the Kootenay region of British Columbia from 1908 to 1938. Over 1,000 artifacts represent the pioneering, fascinating arts and crafts, customs and religion of the people. You will see the petch (bread-baking oven), the wood-fired banya (sauna), naturally dyed fabrics and clothing made from home manufactured linen, hemp, and wool, as well as tools and implements that were used in the last century, all set amidst an authentic reconstructed communal village.
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Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre
PO Box 2920, 1188 Main Street
Smithers  BC  V0J 2N0
The Dze L’Kant Friendship Centre Society is an organization guided by Aboriginal values that provides activities, services and information to all people. This includes developing skills and strengths for spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well being. Our focus is on helping people become self sufficient and self reliant. The Friendship Centre is dedicated to promote awareness amongst all people.
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Eagle Valley Arts Council
PO Box 686
Sicamous  BC  V0E 2V0
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Enderby and District Arts Council
PO Box 757
Enderby  BC  V0E 1V0
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Etapestry.com
Offers free internet-based software for organizations with under 500 donor records.
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Excalibur Performers Association/Excalibur Theatre Arts Company
1648 South Ogilvie Street
Prince George  BC  V2N 1W9
Northern British Columbia's premiere dance and theatre studio since 1998.
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Face the World Foundation
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Federation of Canadian Municipalities
With more than 1,300 members, FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. Members include Canada’s largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 17 provincial and territorial municipal associations.
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Fernie & District Arts Council
PO Box 1453
Fernie  BC  V0B 1M0
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Fillip
A publication of art, culture and ideas released three times a year by the Projectile Publishing Society of Vancouver, BC.
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First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation
The First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) is an Aboriginal directed, non-political, non-profit society devoted to languages, arts and cultures. All of our work is done in conjunction with our sister organization, the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (FPHLCC), to ensure fair and equal access for all funds raised and programs available. The FPHLCC has been delivering support to Aboriginal communities in British Columbia, Canada since 1992.
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First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (FPHLCC)
The First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) is a provincial Crown Corporation formed by the government of British Columbia in 1990 to administer the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Program. The First Peoples’ Council is supported by legislation: the First Peoples Heritage, Language and Culture Act.
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Fort St. James Community Arts Council
PO Box 846
Fort St. James  BC  V0J 1P0
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Fort St. John Community Arts Council
PO Box 6474
Fort St. John  BC  V1J 4H9
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Full Circle First Nations Performance
Full Circle: First Nations Performance was founded by Margo Kane, a performer whose stage and screen work is internationally known. Her one-woman show, Moonlodge, has toured extensively and gained wide-spread acclaim. Full Circle grew from her determination to develop new, inter-disciplinary, culturally resonant forms as a First Nations performer. With Full Circle, Ms. Kane has gathered an ensemble, a pool of creative individuals who share their inspiration and commitment under Ms. Kane’s direction.
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Gabriola Arts Council
PO Box 387
Gabriola  BC  V0R 1X0
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Gallery Gachet
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Gold Country Arts & Culture Society
PO Box 1083
Ashcroft  BC  V0K 1A0
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Grunt Gallery
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GVRD Cultural Development Operating Grants
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Haida Heritage Centre
2 Second Beach Road
Box 1523
Skidegate  BC  V0T 1S1
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Heritage Society of British Columbia
Aims to conserve historic buildings and other heritage resources.
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Hill Strategy Research
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Hornby Island Arts Council
Schoolhouse 1-10
Hornby Island  BC  V0R 1Z0
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Ideas for Marketing
Web site marketing workshops online
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Imagine Canada
Imagine Canada is produced by two leading voices of Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector: the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (CCP) and the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations (NVO).
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Institute or Media, Policy and Civil Society
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International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies
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John McLachlan
A blog that focuses on issues that many of us in the arts face relating particularly to marketing and promotion.
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Kamloops Arts Council
7 Seymour Street West
Kamloops  BC  V2C 1E4
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Kent Harrison Arts Council
PO Box 502
Agassiz  BC  V0M 1A0
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Kicking Horse Culture
Box 228
Golden  BC  V0A 1A0
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Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture
2702 Norland Avenue
Burnaby  BC  V5A 3A6
Kickstart's mission is to produce and present works by artists with disabilities and to promote artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.
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Kimberley Arts Council
64 Deer Park Avenue
Kimberley  BC  V1A 2J2
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Kitimat Concert Association
PO Box 99
Kitimat  BC  V8C 2G6
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Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival Society
33381 Best Avenue
Mission  BC  V2V 5Z7
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La Societe francophone de Victoria Inc.
200 - 535 Yates Street
Victoria  BC  V8W 2Z6
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Lakes District Arts Council
PO Box 835
Burns Lake  BC  V0J 1E0
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Langham Cultural Society
PO Box 1000
Kaslo  BC  V9B 3L5
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Langley Arts Council
206-20641 Logan Ave
Langley  BC  V3A 7R3
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Lardeau Valley Opportunity Links Society
PO Box 194
Meadow Creek  BC  V2K 5A5
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Lasqueti Island Community Arts Council
General Delivery
Lasqueti Island  BC  V0R 2J0
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Le Mouvement pour les Arts et les Lettres
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Legal Services Society
The Legal Services Society (LSS), together with our partners in the justice system, provides people with low incomes with the type of legal aid services most likely to resolve their legal problems.
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Lists of newspapers in Canada
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Logan Lake Arts Council
PO Box 299
Logan Lake  BC  V0K 1W0
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Mackenzie Community Arts Council
PO Box 301
Mackenzie  BC  V0J 2C0
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Made in BC - Dance on Tour Society
#603-402 West Pender St.
Vancouver  BC  V6B 1T6
Made in BC - Dance on Tour connects dance artists and presenters from around British Columbia in order to increase audience reach and touring opportunities for contemporary dance. In bringing together BC presenters, dance artists and audiences, Made in BC serves the entire province by expanding networks, knowledge and support for the contemporary dance sector.
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Maple Ridge Arts Centre & Theatre
11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge  BC  V2X 6G1
As a community arts service organization the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Arts Council (MRPMAC) has been promoting and supporting arts and culture in the communities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge since 1971. Since 2003 the MRPMAC has managed The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre, also acting as the key presenter in the region bringing a variety of performing arts disciplines for all ages to perform at The ACT. In 2005 the Arts Council was also asked to take on the operations of the Maple Ridge Art Gallery, to enable the Arts Centre to continue to service the local visual arts community upon the dissolution of the Maple Ridge Art Gallery Society. Through our extensive arts programs, performing arts presentations and services to the arts community and the District of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows we have established ourselves as the primary arts provider in the region upholding the following Mission Statement:

“In partnership with the community, the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Arts Council works to develop, promote and celebrate the Arts.”
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Maple Ridge Jazz & Blues Festival Society
Box 70
Maple Ridge  BC  V2X 7E9
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Mascall Dance Society
1130 Jervis Street
Vancouver  BC  V6B 2G6
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Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
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Ministry of Finance
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Ministry of Social Development (Includes Gaming)
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Misty Rivers Community Arts Council
PO Box 225
Hazelton  BC  V0J 1Y0
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Monashee Arts Council
PO Box 1200
Lumby  BC  V0E 2G0
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Music BC
Music BC (PMIA) is a non-profit society that supports and promotes the spirit, development, and growth of the BC music community provincially, nationally, and internationally.
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Nanaimo Arts Council
#259- 4750 Rutherford Road
Nanaimo  BC  V9T 4K6
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Nanaimo Pottery Co-operative
6116 Icarus Dr.
Nanaimo  BC  V5W 3H7
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National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)
The NAAF is a nationally registered non-profit organization devoted to excellence and providing the educational tools necessary for Aboriginal youth to achieve brighter futures. NAAF began in 1985 as the dream of Founding President, John Kim Bell – an acclaimed symphony conductor and the first Aboriginal conductor in Canada. They have two annual application dates for their Fine Arts scholarship program and Cultural Projects program.
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National Campaign for the Arts (UK)
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National Endowment for the Arts (US)
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Native Women in the Arts
Established in 1993, Native Women in the Arts is a not-for-profit organization for First Nations, Metis and Inuit women from diverse artistic disciplines who share a common interest in culture, art, community and the advancement of Indigenous peoples. Founded by Sandra Laronde, Native Women in the Arts’ unique programming has produced an immense ripple effect of artistic growth, confidence building and proliferation of performing, literary, visual and community development projects. Native Women in the Arts has fostered the artistic careers of hundreds of women and female youth. Now, in its tenth year, NWIA is embarking on a new stage of growth. We aim to expand our horizons both nationally and internationally and to cultivate a new generation of artistic talent. NWIA continues to pursue the highest standards of artistic excellence by presenting high quality artists, and by offering exceptional professional development opportunities to emerging artists.
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Nechako Community Arts Council
20644 Wright Road
Vanderhoof  BC  V0J 3A1
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Nechako Valley Concert Committee
20644 Wright Road
Vanderhoof  BC  V3C 4J2
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Nelson & District Arts Council
PO Box 422
Nelson  BC  V1L 5R2
Website: http://ndac.ca
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New Westminster Hyack Festival Association
204-6th Street
New Westminster  BC  V6H 4B7
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New Works
Level 7, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver  BC  V6B 2G6
New Works is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides an innovative platform for developing communities through art engagement.

By presenting diverse dance styles and traditions to the public, and by supporting and mentoring Vancouver-based dance artists, New Works promotes the inclusiveness and diversity of Vancouver itself. By affordable programming, workshops, and educational activities for artists and audiences, New Works provides dynamic performance experiences and accessible programming.
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NG Farrell
NG Farrell is a sports and culture marketing agency with blogs about the arts, and non-profits, amongst other related topics.
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Nicola Valley Community Arts Council
PO Box 2762
Merritt  BC  V1K 1B8
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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre
1000 Rancher Creek Road
Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0
The state-of-the-art interpretive centre is an architectural marvel sensitively constructed into a hillside. Extensive indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries create a fun, interactive learning environment with hands-on displays, education stations and two multi-media theatre experiences.
Discover the fascinating stories of Canada's only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people.
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North Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council
PO Box 1045
Kaslo  BC  V0G 1M0
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North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  BC  V7M 2G3
Mission Statement: To enable emerging and established artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts and heritage.
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Northern Rockies Community Arts Council
PO Box 163
Fort Nelson  BC  V0C 1R0
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Oceanside Community Arts Council
PO Box 1662
133 McMillan Street
Parksville  BC  V9P 2H5
Mandate: Through the activities of our volunteers, members and the elected Board of Directors, we encourage and support Arts and Culture as part of the daily lives of all citizens of the Oceanside area.
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Okanagan School of the Arts
Box 22037, #6 - 220 Manor Park Avenue
Pentiction  BC  250-493-0390
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Oliver Community Arts Council
PO Box 1711
Oliver  BC  V0H 1T0
Mission Statement: To increase the public's awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the arts by providing public performances, educational seminars, and arts festivals.
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Open Space Arts Society
510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
Victoria  BC  V8W 1E6
Open Space is non-profit artist-run centre located in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Osoyoos & District Arts Council
PO Box 256
Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V0
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Out Innerspace Dance Theatre and Film Society
Level 7, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver  BC  V6B 2G6
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre and Film Society is a non-profit company with a dedicated mandate to further the development of contemporary dance in Vancouver and British Columbia through the creation of innovative and integral dance works. Through multi-media and interdisciplinary work, Out Innerspace aims to encourage a larger audience's appetite and appreciation for dance and related arts. The newly formed Out Innerspace Dance Theatre and Film Society acts as a forum for the ongoing dedication to dance creation, dissemination, education, evolution and presentation. With the integration of film, objectives include effective and accessible distribution and marketing of dance and professional documentation. As well, the integration of film aids in expanding the presentation of visual performance language while adding diversity to the existing dance and film communities.
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Pacific Region Arts Council
PO BOX 3163
Courtenay  BC  V9N 5N3
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Pacific Rim Arts Society
PO Box 468
Ucluelet  BC  V0R 3A0
PRAS is a volunteer-based, non-profit society serving the districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, and First Nations communities in the Clayoquot Sound/ Long Beach area, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our goal is to help build happy, healthy communities by bringing people together through arts and culture.
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Pangaea Arts Society
2402 Lakewood Drive
Vancouver  BC  V5Y 4T9
Pangaea Arts is an intercultural, interdisciplinary world arts organization based in Vancouver. Pangaea Arts was formed to promote cultural interaction and the exchange of ideas between diverse communities and to introduce Canadian audiences to performance traditions from around the world. Pangaea Arts creates productions that educate by participation, encouraging audiences and artists to actively investigate different cultures and ideas.
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Peace Liard Regional Arts Council
PO Box 164
Dawson Creek  BC  V1G 4G3
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Peachland Community Arts Council
Peachland  BC 
PURPOSE:  the purpose of the Council is to stimulate, develop and encourage all Art forms such as Literay, Performing and Visual within our community.
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Pemberton Arts Council
PO Box 459
Pemberton  BC  V0N 2L0
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Penticton & District Community Arts Council
220 Manor Park Avenue
Penticton  BC  V2A 2R2
The Mission of Penticton & District Community Arts Council is to increase and broaden opportunities for the public enjoyment of and participation in cultural activities, while working closely with all levels of government to address the cultural needs of the Community.
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Performing Arts BC Festival Society
PO Box 22042
Penticton  BC  V2A 8L1
Established in 1964, Performing Arts BC (formerly the BC Association of Performing Arts Festivals), is a not-for-profit charity which acts as the umbrella organization for 34 regional performing arts festivals throughout the province. These festivals are as diverse in size and scope as the communities they represent. Over 33,000 young musicians, dancers and dramatic artists, ranging in age from 5 to 28, participate each year in one of these regional festivals. The festival setting gives them an opportunity to gain invaluable educational and performing experience. The Provincial Festival, also known as The Provincials, is the eagerly anticipated pinnacle of BC's festival circuit. Hosted by a different regional festival each year, only the most promising young performers from each regional festival are recommended to the Provincial Festival where they compete and participate in adjudicated sessions, master classes, coaching, workshops and technique classes with some of North America's finest adjudicators. Classes are offered at the Provincial level in Classical Voice, Musical Theatre, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Guitar, Chamber Music, Speech Arts, Ballet, Modern Dance and Stage Dance. The very best performers in various music disciplines are then recommended to move on to the National Music Festival.
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Performing Arts BC: Association of Regional Festivals
Performing Arts BC is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to fostering homegrown talent in British Columbia.
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Poetry Gabriola Society
888 Canso Drive
Gabriola Island  BC  V0R 1X2
The Poetry Gabriola Society values risk, innovation, and adventure. We have provided a forum for great poetry and extraordinary performance since the year 2000, and are committed to a culturally diverse program steeped in artistic excellence.
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Politwitter
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Powell River Council for Arts and Culture
201A - 7373 Duncan
Powell River  BC  V8A 1W6
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Powell River Film Festival
201A-7373 Duncan Street
Powell River  BC  V8A 1W6
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Preview: the Gallery Guide
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Pride in Art Society/Queer Arts Festival
2248 3rd Ave
East Vancouver  BC  V5N 1J1
Pride In Art (PiA) began in 1998 as a collective of BGLT visual artists mounting a community art exhibition. In its early years, PiA focused primarily on the visual arts, occasionally presenting performing arts as well within the exhibition space.  In 2006, the festival expanded into other disciplines and art forms. In 2010, the festival was rebranded as the Queer Arts Festival.

The Pride In Art Board of Directors plays an integral part in the planning of the Festival and bringing it to life every year.
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Prince Rupert Community Arts Council
PO Box 341
Prince Rupert  BC  V8J 3P9
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Princeton Community Arts Council
PO Box 1884
Princeton  BC  V0X 1W0
To support and encourage artistic creation and production in the area of the performing arts, the visual arts, arts and crafts, literature and recreational arts.
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Pro Musica Society of Vancouver
P.O. Box 78077
RPO Grandview
Vancouver  BC  V5N 5W1
We are a non-profit volunteer-run society dedicated to the presentation and promotion of new works by B.C. composers. Our concerts, workshops, educational initiatives and multicultural partnerships help create a strong, vibrant, musical community in British Columbia.

Since its inception in 1986, Vancouver Pro Musica has proudly presented hundreds of premiers by talented emerging and established local composers. Our concert series include Further East/Further West – a cross-cultural initiative blending Eastern and Western musical styles – and our flagship Sonic Boom Festival, a four-day extravaganza of new music by B.C. composers.
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Ptarmigan Music & Theatre Society
P.O. Box 46
Pender Island  BC  V0M 2M0
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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
300 – 640 West Broadway
Vancouver  BC  V5Z 1G4

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.

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QCI Arts Council – Haida Gwaii
Box 35
Queen Charlotte  BC  V0T 1S0
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Quesnel & District Community Arts Council
The Quesnel and District Community Arts Council facilitates the growth and development of arts, heritage, and culture through advocacy, education, promotion, and communication.
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Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre
200 Cowichan Way
Duncan  BC  V9L 6P4
The Quw'utsun' People embarked on a project to raise the profile of Quw'utsun' knitters, carvers and jewelry makers, while displaying the Quw'utsun' culture and history to the world. In 1986 the Cowichan Tribes outbid twenty organizations and bought the Cultural Center buildings from Expo '86. The Cultural Centre opened its doors in 1990.
The Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre is a world-class destination, focusing on the economic development of the Cowichan People. The goal is to foster and promote pride in our culture, to offer a memorable experience to all visitors and to provide a professional conference facility.
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Realwheels Society
780 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver  BC  V6P 5Y7

Realwheels is a Vancouver-based professional theatre company that creates and produces world-class theatre that deepens the audience’s understanding of the disability experience.

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Regional Literacy Committee
Box 1480
Ashcroft  BC  V2M 3L4
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Revelstoke Community Arts Council
320 Wilson Street, Box 1931
Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre Building
Revelstoke  BC  (250) 814-9325
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Revelstoke Model Railroad Society
Box 569
Revelstoke  BC  V0E 2S0
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Richmond Arts Coalition
6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond  BC  V7C 3V4

Our Mandate: To create support for a diversity of cultural and arts experiences by ensuring that artists, arts organizations and arts supporters can contribute to the quality of life in Richmond.

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Rossland Community Pottery Society
Box 976
Rossland  BC  V0G 1Y0
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Rossland Council for Arts & Culture
Box 405
Rossland  BC  V0G 1Y0
The RCAC was founded in 1998, by various citizens of Rossland, who recognized the importance of the promotion of arts and culture, for contributing to the value of life in the community. Drawing almost entirely from volunteer effort and support, the council has since become a significant contributor of arts and cultural activities. Welcome to our website. It is our hope that through it we can provide a place for the community to discover what we are doing, and to provide a platform for local artists and citizens to network, and thus promote and enable the flourishing of art and cultural activities in Rossland. Members of the RCAC website are able to contribute articles or blog posts, create an online profile, and galleries of images and video. We look forward to your participation!
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Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver  BC  V6Z 2W3
The mandate of the Roundhouse is twofold: to be a centre for community cultural development and a community source for recreational activities for all ages. We thrive on exploring issues, on taking risks, on being cutting edge. We strive to bring people together in new ways to explore what is important to them. Through stretching our boundaries and challenging our perceptions, we endeavour to build community and in our own way to make the world a better place.
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Salmo District Arts Council
c/o Box 458
Salmo  BC  V0G 1Z0
Acts as a representative for arts, culture and heritage in the Salmo area. Raises awareness of the arts and offers the community the means to experience the diversity that artistic and cultural activities have to offer.
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Salt Spring Arts Council
114 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island  BC  V8K 2V5

The Salt Spring Arts Council is a community organization serving residents of Salt Spring Island. Its home is Mahon Hall, a heritage building on 114 Rainbow Road, overlooking the village of Ganges and Ganges Harbour.

The Arts Council is widely known for its support of ArtCraft and WinterCraft galleries highlighting the talent of its island artists. We also support budding artists through grants and funding to the Artist in the Class Program.

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Shuswap District Arts Council
Box 1181
Salmon Arm  BC  V1E 4P3

The Shuswap District Arts Council receives regular communications from the Canada Council. It is financially supported by grants from the Government of B.C. through the British Columbia Arts Council, Shuswap Community Foundation, Pratt-Johnson Foundation, City of Salmon Arm, donations and memberships.

Membership is open to residents of the Shuswap area bounded by Chase, North Shuswap, Falkland, Enderby and Salmon Arm.

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Slocan Valley Community Arts Council
P.O. Box 18
Winlaw  BC  V0G 2J0
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Software4nonprofits.com
A Toronto-based software program that is best-used for keeping track of donors and donations and issuing receipts. A free feature-limited Lite version is available, and the full paid version allows for a free 60-day evaluation period. It also offers an excellent help feature, and mail-merge letters.
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Solo Collective Theatre
#1108-1202 Harwood Street
Vancouver  BC  V6E 1S3

Solo Collective Theatre is celebrating its eleventh year of commissioning, developing, and producing exclusively new Canadian work.

The company's focus is on actor and text, with design elements that are spare but impeccably chosen to support the work. Solo Collective's evenings of theatre are unique, intimate and completely original.

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Sooke Community Arts Council
PO Box 46
Sooke  BC  V9Z 0E4
<p align="left">The Sooke Community Arts Council is a registered not for profit society funded by the BC Arts council and the District of Sooke.

<p align="left">The arts council was founded by an enthusiastic group of artists and non-artists and incorporated on October 10, 1987 at which time it was named South Coast Arts Council. After several years of operating under that name, it was felt that it did not reflect the council's geographical location and/or boundaries so it was decided that the name would be changed to the Sooke Community Arts Council.

<p align="left">The boundaries of SCAC extend from Port Renfrew, Jordan River, Shirley, Otter Point, Sooke, East Sooke and part of Juan de Fuca, giving a population coverage of some 18,000 people.

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South Peace Community Arts Council
Box 2314
Dawson Creek  BC  V1G 4P2
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Sparwood and District Arts & Heritage Council
Box 1043
Sparwood  BC  250-425-6900
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Squamish Arts Council
PO Box 2670
Squamish  BC  V8B 0B8
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Summerland Community Arts Council
PO Box 1217
Summerland  BC  V0H 1Z0
The mission of the Summerland Community Arts Council is to promote and facilitate the awareness and appreciation of the arts in the Summerland area through education, action and advocacy.
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Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Box 1565
Sechelt  BC  V0N 3A0
The Sunshine Coast Arts Council provides year-round Art Exhibits in the Gallery, music performances at the Centre and at other venues, and literary readings by published Canadian authors. The SCAC also provides a series of awards for artists and musicians of all ages and publishes a newsletter highlighting Coast wide arts events, issues and personalities.
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Surrey Foundation
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Tara Cheyenne Performance Society
677 Davie Street, 7th floor
Vancouver  BC  V6B 2G6

Tara Cheyenne Performance (TCP) is devoted to the creation and dissemination of highly physical, character-driven performance that uniquely blends movement and text, dance and theatre. TCP’s vision is to create works that speak to people on the levels of common human experience, our own comic-tragic behavior, and our lives in movement.

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Terrace & District Arts Council
c/o 4610 Park Avenue
Terrace  BC  V8G 1V6
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Terrace Art Association
4610 Park Avenue
Terrace  BC  V0K 2J0
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The 605 Collective Dance Society
2373 Badger Road
North Vancouver  BC  V7G 1S9
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The ACT Arts Center & Theatre
11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge  BC  V2X 6G1
The ACT is the home for culture and live entertainment in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We are a non-profit public resource serving the artistic and cultural needs of the diverse audiences in our community. The ACT offers a wide range of activities throughout the year including live music, theatre and comedy to classes, workshops and events. The ACT also houses the Maple Ridge Art Gallery, presenting the best of visual arts in our community.
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The Artists’ Journal
This publication is for novice to advanced artists of all ages. Four issues a year list calls for entry, competitions and shows and sales throughout the province. Regular features include art tips and trivia, a quiz, famous quotations, cartoons, a classified advertising section, and advertising of art services and supplies.
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The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Center)
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver  BC  V5L 2H6
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The Theatre Listing
The Theatre Listing is the annual directory of professional Canadian theatres and a unique tool for the theatre community. Since its inception in 1988, this one-of-a-kind directory has become an essential reference for producers, playwrights, actors, designers and other theatre professionals across the country, as well as for students, agents, government, service organizations and more.

The Theatre Listing includes:

Information about more than 350 Canadian theatre companies and rental facilities Addresses, phone and fax numbers, email addresses and websites Details about seasons, repertoires, new play development, festivals and other activities Which companies are accepting scripts and resumes A guide to arts organizations and government agencies Rental information including type of stage, number of seats, technical facilities and costs A list of theatre venues available for rent, sorted by province, city and number of seats A comprehensive index of theatres, companies and organizations, including staff name

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is a member-driven organization that serves as the collective voice of professional Canadian theatres. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work.

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Theatre BC
To promote and encourage the development of community theatre in British Columbia and the Yukon by providing leadership and opportunities for participation, education and sharing the enjoyment of diverse theatre experiences.
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Theatreone Theatre Company
150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo  BC  V6M 1T3
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TNW Theatre North West Society
#36-556 North Nechako Road
Prince George  BC  V2K 1A1
Bringing professional live theatre to Prince George and area.
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Tomoe Arts Society
TomoeArts' mission is to promote, teach and perform Japanese classical dance, and to create and present performances incorporating the forms and aesthetics of Japanese traditional performing arts. We wish to be a resource and hub for information on these art forms and to bring together community, academic and professional worlds.
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Trail & District Community Arts Council
#1-1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail  BC  V1R 1H1
The mandate of the Trail & District Arts Council is to act as a representative for arts, culture & heritage in the Greater Trail community. The Council supports and encourages its affiliate groups in artistic and cultural activities through administrative, organizational and financial support wherever it is possible.
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Transit Shelter Advertising Program - Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Vancouver
Through the Cultural Services the City provides opportunities for non-profit arts, culture, and community service organizations to access transit shelter advertising space without charge. Requests are accepted year-round, with monthly deadlines, and should be made at least four months prior to the event.
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Trincomali Community Arts Council
c/o 2200 Clam Bay Rd
Pender Island  BC  V0N 2M1
In January, 2000, 160 people interested in cultural life of the Southern Gulf Islands joined together to form the Trincomali Community Arts Council. The first Annual General Meeting of the society took place on Mayne Island in March, 2000.

A Board of Directors was elected consisting of: two representatives each from Galiano, Mayne and North pender Islands one each from South Pender and Saturna Islands.

A Constitution and Bylaws were adopted and duly registered with the Registrar of Societies.
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Tumbler Ridge Community Arts Council
Box 2050
Tumbler Ridge  BC  V0C 2W0
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UBC Database of Funding Resources
A list of largely research-oriented foundations and associations.
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Union of BC Municipalities
An organization that has served and represented the interests of local governments in BC since 1905. Municipalities and regional districts are listed under “About Us” and “Members” on the UBCM website.
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U'mista Cultural Society
1 Front Street
PO Box 253
Alert Bay  BC  VON 1A0
The mandate of the U'mista Cultural Society is to ensure the survival of all aspects of the cultural heritage of the Kwakwaka'wakw.
U'mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. The return of the potlatch artifacts not only provided U'mista's name ('the return of something important'), and sparked a general trend toward repatriation of First Nations and cultural artifacts, it caused the creation of a physical facility and human resources infrastructure which have been successfully operated for over two decades.
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Van Dop Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia
This 160 page full colour guide to the premier arts, culture and heritage destinations in the province can be found in over 700 locations including local galleries, museums, visitor information centres, cultural centres, BC Ferries, airports, select accommodations or any BCAA office.
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VanCity Grants
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Vancouver Foundation
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Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs
The Office of Cultural Affairs advises Vancouver City Council on issues and strategies related to the cultural sector, develops and administers cultural policies and programs, and participates in city planning and development processes.
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Vancouver Summer Festival Society
Ste 400, 873 Beatty St.
Vancouver  BC  V2A 8L1
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Vancouver Tap Dance Society
2775 Hastings Street E.
Vancouver  BC  V0X 1L4
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Victoria Multi-Cultural Society/Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Victoria  BC  V8W 2B2
The Victoria Multi-Cultural Society is a non-profit society with a mandate to provide an affordable, flexible, accommodating multi-purpose venue for small arts and entertainment groups, cultural organizations and non-profit communities to hold their shows/performances, fundraisers and community celebrations.
The Victoria Event Centre (VEC) was established in 2003 and is managed by Victoria Multi-Cultural Society.
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Vivo Media Arts Centre
1965 Main Street
Vancouver  BC  V5T 3C1
VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.
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Volunteer Vancouver
The Volunteer Vancouver Resource Library offers over 3, 500 resources on not-for-profit management. Volunteer Vancouver members are able to borrow up to 5 items for 3 weeks.
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West Kootenay Regional Arts Council
PO Box 103
Nelson  BC  V1L 5P7
Mission Statement: Our objective is to provide training, consultation, communication, coordination and animation which do not duplicate or compete with local arts council efforts, but rather assist them in carrying out their activities more effectively, as well as bringing to bear regional and provincial issues and perspectives, and sharing assistance and expertise often not available on the local level.
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West Shore Arts Council
PO Box 28090 RPO CanWest
Victoria  BC  V9B 6K8
Mandate
● To encourage creative participation and excellence in the arts.
● To encourage the development of opportunities to perform and exhibit the arts.
● To act as a clearinghouse for information pertaining to the arts.
● To promote and foster public interest, appreciation and understanding of the arts.
● To bring to the attention of local, regional, provincial and federal authorities the artistic needs of the community.
● To encourage and advocate arts education. Our mandate includes providing support to members and groups living or located in Langford, Highlands, Colwood, Metchosin or View Royal.
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West Vancouver Community Arts Council
1570 Argyle Street
West Vancouver  BC  V7V 1A1
The object of this society shall be to increase and broaden the opportunities for West Vancouver primarily and all North Shore citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities The object of this society shall be to increase and broaden the opportunities for West Vancouver primarily and all North Shore citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities.
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Western Art Circle
Kerrisdale Community Centre
5851 W Boulevard
Vancouver  BC  V6M 3W9
Founded in 1951 as a democratic, non-profit, community-based organization, the Western Art Circle has encouraged over 1,000 members throughout its history to take up painting as a hobby or as part of their training in becoming professional artists. At its height in the 1950s and ‘60s, our organization had about 300 members who exhibited their works regularly at the Vancouver Art Gallery and in various high-profile locations such as the Orpheum Theatre. Our present membership is about 100, and one of our main goals over the next few years is to re-awaken public interest in our organization.
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Whistler Arts Council
Box 383
Whistler  V0N 1B0
Mission Statement: Arts are an integral part of a healthy, thriving community.  The Whistler Arts Council advocates for the arts and local artists; provides the community access to the arts and vice versa, provides resources and information to the community, outside organizations and local artists by acting as a referral service, co-programmer and information network.
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World Rhythms for Youth Society
109-76 North Nanaimo St.
Vancouver  BC 
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