Innovations

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Innovations invested in arts, cultural and heritage organizations wishing to create new opportunities for community members to participate in arts and cultural activities. The program supported new events and exhibitions, as well as projects for artists to share their knowledge with community members to produce collective works. Innovations was supported by the Province of British Columbia.

Featured Stories

  1. The opera arrives in Powell River

    Thanks to funding from Innovations, the Powell River Ayjoomixw Spirit of BC Committee helped to bring the opera to its hometown.

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  2. Vancouver youth raise awareness of homelessness through art

    A group of youth created a public art project that involved building portable shelters to house Vancouver's homeless people.

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  3. An artistic vision becomes reality

    Vancouver-based theatre company Realwheels uses art and technology to make a quadriplegic artists fly through the air.

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  4. Fish camp brings Aboriginal history to life

    A fish camp in Prince George recreated an older tradition to share clultural experiences with youth and adults in the area.

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  5. JazzStreet celebrates Vancouver artists

    A Vancouver-based organization raises the profile of Vancouver's vibrant jazz scene through a multimedia website.

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  6. Denman Island hosts Celebrating Our Own Festival

    Arts Denman hosted a two-day visual arts event thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  7. Bulkley Valley hosts three-day strings workshop

    The Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society hosted a workshop for amateur classical string players.

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  8. Bulkley Valley artists bring attention to missing women

    An art exhibit commissioned by the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council brought attention to missing women.

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  9. Opera arrives in the Downtown Eastside

    Residents and artists of the Downtown Eastside collaborated to write an opera on homelessness.

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  10. Surrey hosts lantern festival

    Surrey hosted its first annual Wandering Angels Lantern Procession thanks to funding from Innovations

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  11. Mountain pine beetle damage turned into art in Nechako Valley

    The Red and Blue Beetle Art Tour showcased art inspired by the damage caused by the mountain pine beetle.

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  12. Quesnel honours history of its Chinese community

    The history of Quesnel’s Chinese population was documented and turned into a permanent exhibit at the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives.

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  13. HIVE showcases eleven theatre companies

    The Electric Company created HIVE to showcase eleven theatre companies in one event.

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  14. Richmond shares stories of culture, immigration and family

    Richmond’s cultural diversity was showcased in a Sea of Stories, a six-play feature.

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  15. Planetarium shares Aboriginal lessons of astronomy

    The HR MacMillan Space Centre shared lessons in space science and astronomy, while linking Aboriginal lessons about the night sky.

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  16. Prince George fish camp shares lessons in culture and history

    A traditional First Nation's fish camp shared lessons in history and culture thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  17. Public art projects inspires Downtown Eastside

    A series of lit projections displayed on local buildings brighten up the Downtown Eastside thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  18. Kimberley Arts Festival a success

    The Kimberley Arts Council hosted a three-day event to for local visual and performing artists thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  19. Nanaimo Sings! Festival share choral music with community

    Fourteen local choirs joined together to perform in one festival thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  20. Dance Victoria offers workshop for dancers

    Local dancers attended a two-week training program, funded by Innovations, to explore new ways to present dance.

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  21. Aboriginal youth learn traditional arts and culture at workshops

    Forty Aboriginal youth learn traditional arts and culture at workshops funded by Innovations.

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  22. Drum-making workshops introduce children to traditional art

    Seventy youth learned traditional ways of making and using drums at workshops funded by Innovations.

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  23. Made in BC Dance on Tour brings dance to British Columbians

    A dance tour brought contemporary dance to eight BC communities thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  24. Leaky Heaven Performance Society mentors young artists

    The Satellite Circus project mentored a group of young theatre performers thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  25. Valley Comfort play celebrates the Robson Valley

    Wishbone Theatre created a play to highlight life in the Robson Valley thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  26. Theatre Terrific Society showcases performers with disabilities

    Thanks to Innovations Funding, Theatre Terrific Society launched a professional company and worked with eight actors to create and produce a sold-out theatre production.

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  27. Public art revitalizes neighbourhood

    The Prince Rupert Community Arts Council commissioned a public art project depicting the region’s history thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  28. Pender Harbour Music Society brings chamber music to community

    Close to 300 people attended the first annual Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, which was funded by Innovations.

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  29. Quesnel's Stream of Dreams shares lessons in arts and preservation

    Students at Horsefly School created and displayed fish as part of the Stream of Dreams project.

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  30. Storytelling tour connects immigrant women

    Thanks to funding from Innovations, the Puente Theatre Society turned real-life stories of immigrant women into performances on stage.

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  31. X Fest brings Shakespeare to Kamloops

    Project X Theatre Productions Society produced a three-week outdoor Shakespeare festival thanks to funding from Innovations.

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  32. Innovations PUSHes boundaries

    Where else could Vancouver musician Veda Hille team up with CBC's Bill Richardson and warble about Craigslist offerings, but at the boundary-pushing PuSH Festival.

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  33. 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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  34. $225,650 for B.C. arts organizations

    2010 Legacies Now, in partnership with the Province of B.C., is investing $225,650 in 29 provincial organizations as part of its commitment to strengthening the arts and cultural sector in B.C.

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  35. 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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