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Regional Arts Summits BC

College of New Caledonia's (Nechako) - Red and Blue Beetle Art Tour At FORREX at UBCM (funded by Innovations 2007-08) - photographer: Annerose Georgeson

Building strength in the arts sector

2010 Legacies Now, in collaboration with BC’s arts organizations, presented a series of Regional Arts Summits in British Columbia in 2009 and 2010. The Summits delivered professional development opportunities to people working and volunteering in the arts and cultural sector in BC.

Regional educational programs in BC

In 2009 and 2010, 2010 Legacies Now presented a series of Regional Arts Summits, in partnership with local arts organizations. The Summits offered professional development on topics such as social media, board development, fundraising and marketing. The Summits also included networking opportunities.

The Regional Arts Summits supported artists working in all genres and disciplines, arts organizations including arts councils, and arts presenters, museum and gallery representatives, facility managers, students, businesses and government representatives.

These Summits enhanced the skills, knowledge and expertise of those working in the sector, as well as strengthened regional networks to encourage increased communication, collaboration and cooperation.

Summits were held in these regions:

  • Vancouver Arts Summit (Vancouver)
  • North West Arts Summit (Smithers)
  • Vancouver Island Arts Summit (Nanaimo)
  • Kootenay Arts Summit (Nelson)
  • North East Arts Summit (Fort St. John)
  • North Central Arts Summit (Prince George)

The educational programs included inspiring speakers, workshops, roundtable discussions, regional meetings, networking opportunities, performances and other special events.

Regional Arts Summits were presented by 2010 Legacies Now with support from the Province of British Columbia.