Posts Tagged ‘Gordon Campbell’

The Cowichan sweater of Vancouver Island

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The late Amelia Charlie, prominent designer and promoter of the Cowichan sweater

Above is an example of the Cowichan sweater (photo courtesy Cowichan Tribes). The Cowichan belong to the Coast Salish people, long renowned for their fine weaving, so it’s not surprising the Cowichan people easily adapted their own designs to the knitting they learned from white settlers.

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Kim Cattrall speaks out against BC arts funding cuts

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Thank you, Kim! In case you’re wondering what Kim is talking about here, the BC government is trying to cut arts funding in BC by a massive 90% over the next couple of years. This arts funding was only a tiny proportion of the budget -1/20 of 1% before the cuts. When there’s a $1.36 direct return on investment for every dollar the government spends on the arts, this sort of cutting is just stupid.

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Ruins

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

After a disastrous week for the arts in British Columbia, this is all I’ve got, a photo of a ruined barn and some statistics.Read this entertaining set of facts about arts and arts workers, what they contribute to the economy, and some serious public misconceptions about the role of the arts.

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