Arts Partners in Creative Development

Description

Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD) assisted BC arts and cultural organizations to create and develop new works or further develop existing works. Created in 2007, APCD committed an investment of more than $6 million over three years to support works being showcased both locally and worldwide.

APCD was a partnership of 2010 Legacies Now, Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation and VANOC. Visit ArtsPartners.ca for more information.

Featured Stories

  1. Sharing stories through art

    Kevin Loring is a first-time playwright who helped his community to heal with his play about survival.

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  2. Dancing on the Edge Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

    Ten choreographers created new works to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dancing on the Edge Festival.

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  3. Lulu Performing Arts Society creates a festival of nature

    Five world-renowned artists explored the relationship between nature and technology with works presented at the Elements Festival on Gabriola Island.

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  4. Renowned artist Pat Martin Bates honoured with exhibit

    Acclaimed visual artist Pat Martin Bates was showcased in an exhibit commissioned by the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria.

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  5. Vancouver Public Library houses visual and written art

    APCD funded a production that showcased works from visual artists and writers, commissioned by the Doryphone Independent Curators Society.

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  6. Geist Foundation commissions six artists for Memory Project

    The Geist Foundation commissioned six new works with funding from APCD.

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  7. Artspeak works with Downtown Eastside on arts project

    Visual artist Althea Thauberger collaboration with residents of the Downtown Eastside to create a site-specific work

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  8. Okanagan Artists Alternative commissions social and political art

    APCD funded a media art production on social and political topics, commissioned by the Okanagan Artists Alternative.

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  9. APCD funds project by a consortium of musical and visual artists

    The Magnetic North Festival Theatre Society produced HIVE 2 with funding from APCD.

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  10. Movement Enterprises Society commissions new dance performances

    MovEnt commissioned eight new works by Canadian dance artists and choreographers thanks to funding from APCD.

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  11. Twenty Minute Musicals premiere in Vancouver

    APCD funded a series of twenty minute musicals commissioned by the Theatre Replacement Society.

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  12. Ice and snow theatre premiers in Calgary

    APCD funded a workshop on creating a theatre production on a set made of snow and ice.

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  13. Aboriginal play helps community move forward

    Play about aboriginal issues helps community come to terms with its past.

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  14. Video: 2010 Legacies Now and the Arts

    Jeremy Long, Executive Director of BC Arts Council, talks about the leadership 2010 Legacies Now has show in the BC arts and cultural sector.

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  15. Video: Strengthening Arts and Culture in British Columbia

    Burke Taylor, Vice President, Culture and Celebrations, VANOC, talks about partnering with 2010 Legacies Now to help strengthen arts and culture in British Columbia.

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  16. B.C. organizations receive $800,000 to create artistic and cultural legacies

    19 projects receive a total of $800,000 in funding from APCD.

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  17. Musical collaboration combined jazz with ice hockey

    The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society commissioned two internationally acclaimed composers and improvisors to compose a number of pieces based on the rules, systems and culture of ice hockey.

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  18. Continuum: Vision and Creativity of the Northwest Coast

    With support from Arts Partners in Creative Development, 23 artists came together to create Continuum, a group exhibition developed in collaboration with Northwest Coast Aboriginal communities.

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  19. Discarded household goods transformed into an art experience

    Displayed throughout 2009 at The Vancouver Art Gallery, Ought Apartment combined Reece Terris' art practice with his experience as a renovation contractor.

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  20. Art installation contemplates balance in wake of pine beetle epidemic

    Balance, an installation at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, addresses the current pine beetle epidemic using an installation that brings together human and tree forms.

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  21. Arts Partners artistic works featured at Cultural Olympiad

    Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD), a $6.5-million arts investment partnership between six Canadian funders, is featuring 10 projects at the Cultural Olympiad during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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  22. Building legacies, creating partnerships in the arts sector

    2010 Legacies Now has supported B.C. arts and cultural organizations to find innovative ways to do business, produce projects and encourage participation in the arts through its granting programs.

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