To protect BC arts, advocates aim to draft ‘cultural policy’

“Flush” is not usually the first word that comes to mind when thinking about B.C.’s arts and culture scene. Funding cuts and venue closures have hit the arts hard in recent years, and unable to propel itself onto the provincial government’s priorities list, the future of the creative sector isn’t particularly clear.

In an effort towards a new relationship between the community and government, an advocacy organization is pushing for the creation of a unified cultural policy for B.C., something supporters see as exactly what the arts need to get back on track.

The Alliance for Arts and Culture is organizing the Arts Summit 2013, a meeting they hope will come up with the essence of that policy.

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