ArtsBC aka Assembly of BC Arts Councils: dedicated to connecting communities to promote and advance community arts and cultural development in British Columbia. Host of annual ArtsBC conference open to members, artists, arts administrators, educators and community leaders.
BC Arts Council: grant application guidelines and deadlines.
BLIM: independent, family-run art and craft facility that offers workshops, screenings and events for everything from screen-printing and button-making or knitting, to audio, film, animation, dance and spoken word.
Instant Coffee: a service-oriented artist collective founded in Toronto, and now based in both Vancouver and Toronto. Subscribe to one of their many email lists to receive national and international postings, calls, job listings, and events information.
Magazine Association of BC: represents, connects and promotes the BC magazine industry. MABC works to create an environment in which BC magazine publishers can continue to integrate culture with entrepreneurial enthusiasm. Host of the 2011 Main Street Magazine Tour.
Music BC Industry Association aka PMIA: Music BC is a non-profit society dedicated to providing information, education, funding, advocacy, awareness and networking opportunities to nurture, develop and promote the spirit, growth, and sustainability of the BC music community. Music BC runs a career development series geared towards independent musicians in the industry.
Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres: PAARC works towards the benefit of the practicing artist, within the context of artists’ self-determination. Members of PAARC coordinate their opening receptions and events, collaborate on programming initiatives and advocacy work.
Poetry is Dead: a semi-annual publication devoted to poetry and the lack thereof. PiD actively accepts submissions.
The Shebeen Club: a monthly group for professional or semi-professional literati such as agents, editors, publishers, spoken word performers, starving students, writers and journalists.
Vancouver Foundation: grant application guidelines and deadlines.
Vantage Point aka Volunteer Vancouver: in addition to listing volunteer programs and services for individuals, Vantage Point also offers professional development opportunities to benefit the leaders of organizations and anyone who works with people. Vantage Point also provides Go Volunteer as a resource to locate volunteer opportunities by activity.
Western Front Research Library: boasts an excellent online archive of critical writing and media pertaining to the programming and activities of the Western Front Society. FRONT journal has also been an excellent resource for artists and cultural workers. Sadly they plan to cease publishing in June 2011.
Akimbo: Toronto-based company that promotes arts and culture. Resource for call for submissions, awards and scholarships, and job opportunities.
Canadian Arts Coalition: collaborative non-partisan movement spearheaded by a group of national arts service and membership organizations.
Canadian Arts Connect: an online magazine with regular updates, articles, interviews, reviews, resources pertaining to the Canadian Art scene.
Canada Council for the Arts: grant application guidelines and deadlines.
South of the Border
Hugo House: writing hub for courses, workshops and resources.
Seattle Writergrrls: email discussion group.
THEthe Poetry: a blog about poetics, for both poets and non-poets that includes downloadable content and reviews.
Willamette Writers: creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. WW is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon.