To support members in their advocacy efforts in the lead-up to the October 24th provincial election, the BCMA, in partnership with its Advocacy Committee, has prepared an updated version of its Election Primer.

As communities across the province begin to plan for an uncertain future and ultimate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, advocacy is more important than ever. The 2020 Provincial Election is a critical opportunity to tell the story of impact of our sector and to urge government to take action to ensure museums, galleries, and cultural centres can continue to support their communities. The 2020 Election Primer is meant to provide our members with facts, tips, and strategies to make arts, culture and heritage a central issue now, and in future elections.

This resource is the first of several advocacy initiatives the BCMA and its partners are developing to help ensure that the voice of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations are heard. If you have suggestions or ideas for advocacy materials and support you’d like to see, please contact us at

Thank you to the BCMA Advocacy Committee for your support in creating this document. The Advocacy Committee is committed to supporting the advocacy work of the BCMA and its members and increasing awareness of the BC cultural sector.

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