BC Arts Cuts – Do Something

1) Think about the ways arts and culture have changed or enhanced your world.  Think about the ways you hope arts and culture will continue to change and enhance the world of your family and the next generation

2) Watch this video for even more inspiration

3) Visit Stop BC Arts Cuts pages here and here to learn more and find out what more you can do, including:

Calling your MLA

Join this FB group to be kept up to date on what’s happening

4) Support the arts!  Get out there and check stuff out.  Visit the VAG, check out some live music, see a play and definitely come drink a beer with me at the Fringe Fest!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lois Klassen
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 19:56:04

    I am enjoying a long visit of tourism and art research in the UK. Since my 16 year old son has arrived we have been nipping in and out of museums and galleries. His words: “what? you mean galleries and museums are FREE?!”
    I am so discouraged about the paltry investments that our country and province makes to art and culture. I appreciate your analysis of per capita spending. Can this be done for other western countries? I am very curious about how Canada compares internationally.

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    • vanchick
      Aug 02, 2010 @ 20:00:45

      The one *good* thing the cuts are doing is bringing awareness. We thought we had our priorities straight before but apparently we did not. You are getting a first hand reminder of how other countries value art and culture compared to Canada. And like the graph shows, BC has been at the bottom of the heap even before the cuts. Lois, this is not my graph, i have seen it on many sites and am not sure the original source. I would also be interested to see how Canada stacks up compared to other countries….

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