Exploring Digital Outreach: An Introduction to Livestream Site Tours

Digital Educator, Jenny Arnold shares her tips, tools, and technology for livestreaming your site with the BCMA. Here are her easy, affordable ideas for creating successful live streams.   Questions to Ask…   Why do you want to bring livestreams to your site? Maybe your goal is to make your site more accessible to people […]

CultureOnline.ca – a directory of online museums, arts, and cultural programs

Are you working on online content during the COVID-19 shutdown? Share it with CultureOnline.ca! The BC Museums Association and Arts BC have launched CultureOnline.ca; a directory of online programs and resources that museums, art galleries, and cultural organizations are sharing with British Columbians during the COVID-19 shutdowns. We’ve launched this platform to help show our […]

COVID-19: What the BCMA is doing to support its members

A Message from BCMA President, Jodi Simkin Dear Members:   Like many of you, I find myself working from home during this unprecedented health crisis. Our institutions are shuttered and our office doors remain closed. All is not lost however, our sector is famous for finding creative, innovative and transformational ways to engage with the […]

COVID-19 Resources for Museums and Cultural Organizations

Updated 11:53 AM April 7th, 2020 Museums, galleries, and cultural organizations across the province are currently dealing with a host of challenges stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. In partnership with Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, the BCMA is working to help quantify the impact that COVID-19 is having […]

Call for Nominations for BCMA’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2020

  British Columbia’s museums, art galleries, Indigenous cultural centres, historic places and other cultural heritage organizations offer diverse services and visitor experiences that are relevant and meaningful to multiple audiences. These organizations and the individuals behind them deserve recognition for their excellence in special projects, programs, exhibits, philanthropy, innovation and/or volunteerism. The BC Museums Association […]

Call for Proposals for BCMA Conference 2020 is now open

We are pleased to announce BC’s only provincial conference for museum, gallery, arts and cultural professionals in Surrey from October 4 – 6, 2020. The BCMA 2020 Conference theme Stronger Together: Resilience, Collaboration, and Inclusion in a Changing World acknowledges the challenges of our time and examines how the culture and heritage sector is facing […]

Applying for Employment Insurance Benefits

Employment Insurance (EI) provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can’t find a job. The information below has been gathered using resources available online and may assist […]

COVID-19 Impact Survey

Help the culture sector, assess the impact of COVID-19 – complete this brief survey In partnership with Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, the BCMA is working to help quantify the impact that COVID-19 is having on the province’s arts, culture, and heritage sector. Help us by completing this […]

COVID-19 and BC Museums

Updated 3:17 pm March 31, 2020 As communities across British Columbia follow news on the global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the BC Museums Association and Heritage BC would like to direct members to relevant information and resources. These resources are not to be taken as legal advice or definitive answers to the challenges facing our sector, but rather […]

OWL You Need to Know Interview with Lorenda Calvert

Welcome to “OWL You Need to Know” a new micro-podcast series from the BC Museums Association. In this podcast, BCMA members are given 90 seconds to answer 20 questions about themselves. If you’d like to give a 90-second interview, contact the BCMA. In our first episode of this new series, we interview Lorenda Calvert, the […]