Posts Tagged ‘BC Arts Cuts’

“Got culture? Um, actually, no.” By Kate Armstrong.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010


The best and most entertaining piece written so far on the topic of the recent devastating cuts to arts funding in my province of British Columbia is by Vancouver artist and writer Kate Armstrong. It was published a few months ago in Granville Magazine. I’m reprinting it here today as a counterpoint to the fantastically expensive Olympics currently taking place in Vancouver, which may or not be very closely related to our government’s recent demolition of the arts.

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This is my Olympics post – but it’s not about sports. It’s about the arts.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Cariboo region farmers Janet Allen and Murray Boal want the BC government to restore arts funding to pre-election levels. Both farmers are angry that the BC government claimed that culture was the “second pillar” of its bid for the 2010 Olympics, and now has slashed arts funding by up to 90% over the next two years.

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William Gibson, Douglas Coupland and other Vancouverites speak out

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Vancouver writer William Gibson with BC artist Ron Terada’s “Big Star.” Photo: Candace Meyer, all rights reserved.

A number of Vancouver’s most high-profile cultural figures have spoken out recently about the British Columbia government’s recent assault on arts and culture. To read their statements, click here or on the image above. 

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