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 […]

Support BCMA Museums – Consider Making a Donation to Giving Tuesday Now

Giving Tuesday Now is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5 as an emergency response to COVID-19. Museums, galleries, and cultural organizations across the province are facing unprecedented financial pressure due to the COVID-19 shutdowns. If you are in a position to make a donation, doing so will have a huge […]

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 and BC Museums

Updated 9:58 AM, June 10, 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 […]

Join the BCMA as a Summer Student!

  We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as Conference Assistant for the summer. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who brings team work, organizational and digital literacy skills, and a passion for the culture sector. The position requires judgment, responsibility and a willingness to learn. Reporting to the Operations Manager, […]

Upcoming Webinar: Making Space for Makerspaces – How Cultural Institutions Are Embracing the Maker Movement

Join the BCMA on Wednesday, March 18 from 1-2 pm (PST) for a roundtable webinar exploring how cultural institutions are embracing the maker movement. If you’ve ever wondered what a makerspace is, or how your organization could incorporate ideas from the maker movement, this roundtable webinar is for you. According to Wikipedia, maker culture is […]

BCMA welcomes Lorenda Calvert to the team

BCMA welcomes new Program Coordinator We are excited to welcome Lorenda Calvert to the team as our new Program Coordinator. From her previous role as the Education & Public Program Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum she brings a passion for creating engaging education opportunities and fostering connections between students, community groups, informal educators and the […]

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 […]

BCMA Welcomes Chief Janice George to the Team

Welcome Chief Janice George, our new Indigenous Engagement, Partnership, and Collaboration Facilitator! We are thrilled to have Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George join the BCMA team. She is a curator, designer, teacher, artist, and a hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation and will be working with the BCMA and its members to continue building and […]