Arts & Culture Week

March 22-28 is Arts & Culture Week across British Columbia

April 22 kicks off B.C. Arts and Culture Week with celebrations of creativity and culture across the province.  Shed the grey of winter and welcome spring as children, youth and adults share their artistic creations and performances, and celebrate the vitality and energy that arts and culture infuses into communities across BC.

B.C. Arts and Culture Week showcases the importance of arts and culture and the impact they have on our lives.

B.C. has a rich community of arts and culture and is home to internationally recognized artists of all disciplines.  B.C.’s arts and culture sector employs over 63,000 people and the film industry alone generates $2.82 billion in our economy. Each year our museums, galleries, festivals and performances attract thousands of visitors from around the world.

The celebration reminds us that arts and culture bring the province’s cultural resources together and encourages all ages to learn about themselves, each other and the world we live in. Music, dance, books, theatre, media arts and visual arts touch the root of our souls and present us with possibility, discovery and freedom. Arts and culture teaches us who we are and who we want to be.

Pick up your paintbrush; put on your dancing shoes or grab and share your story or join other people in theirs. Visit www.bcartsweek.org to: share how arts and culture has enriched your life.

• list your events and activities

• order free promotional materials

• customize and print your own B.C. Arts and Culture Week poster

• nominate an Arts Champion for a Community or Education award to recognize those making significant contributions in B.C. arts and culture.

B.C. Arts and Culture Week is presented by ArtsBC and ArtStarts in schools, with the support of the Province of B.C. through the British Columbia Arts Council and the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association.

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